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house collapsed in Seefeld....

Should i be worried about my apartment if the one next to it has partly collapsed!! There is a shared wall...
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Old 09.04.2011, 10:46
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Re: house collapsed in Seefeld....

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Should i be worried about my apartment if the one next to it has partly collapsed!! There is a shared wall...
As an experienced architect and psychic, let me just check .....

The answer is ... yes/no/maybe.

Hope that helps! I'll send you a bill shortly.
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Re: house collapsed in Seefeld....

Collapsed or knocked down?
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Re: house collapsed in Seefeld....

Too little info here. But I'd certainly get some professional advice sharpish. The Forum is not the best place for this.
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Re: house collapsed in Seefeld....

Maybe he/she's busy packing.
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Re: house collapsed in Seefeld....

Welcome to the forum.

To answer your question, if you own the building and it's not insured, then yes, you should be worried.
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Old 09.04.2011, 12:35
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Re: house collapsed in Seefeld....

They said on the radio it was due to faulty work being done in the basement. I would probably be a bit worried but on the other han i am sure the authorities are looking in to it and will tell you if they feel you are at risk.
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Re: house collapsed in Seefeld....

They were 'constructing' a cellar and as every kid knows, when you try to dig a hole underneath something, all rest of the stuff on top tends to collapse into said hole. The chaps working on the house lived too far from the sea and didn't build enough sandcastles in their childhood. Seems no-one was hurt though. Like in the case of most collapsing sand-castles.
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Re: house collapsed in Seefeld....

This has happened on a regular basis recently in London, as an increasing number of people have been building 'media rooms' underground!
I also remember a case of collapse in Leicester, as a local GP had been building a nuclear bunker in his cellar.
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Re: house collapsed in Seefeld....

What does it mean that it has collapsed?
Like the ceiling has come down?
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Old 09.04.2011, 15:42
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Re: house collapsed in Seefeld....

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What does it mean that it has collapsed?
Like the ceiling has come down?
I think they are talking about this house, which was in the news:

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I think they are talking about this house, which was in the news:

Googly translated article here: House fallen has
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Re: house collapsed in Seefeld....

I never imagined something like this can happen in Zurich.
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Re: house collapsed in Seefeld....

Incredible. Does insurance cough up if somebody has been playing around with the foundations?
If I lived next door- I would have gone by now!
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Old 09.04.2011, 17:29
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Re: house collapsed in Seefeld....

Bloody foreigners. Probably.
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Re: house collapsed in Seefeld....

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I never imagined something like this can happen in Zurich.
Damn gravity; it gets everywhere, doesn't it...
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Re: house collapsed in Seefeld....

I'd move prompto!
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Re: house collapsed in Seefeld....

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Googly translated article here: House fallen has
Reading computer-translated texts always is a joy.

Around 1960, scientists said that computers would be able to make impeccable translations by the end of the 'sixties. Well, at the same time, other scientists predicted that nuclear fusion would replace all conventional power plants of the earth within ten or, at the very most, fifteen years.
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On the other hand, if Newton had not issued his law of universal gravitation, we would still need a ceiling-high ladder to retrieve every little item we dropped.
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Old 09.04.2011, 19:22
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Re: house collapsed in Seefeld....

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I personally have the feeling it is particularly strong today - it really keeps my in my garden chair...
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Old 09.04.2011, 19:27
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I personally have the feeling it is particularly strong today - it really keeps my in my garden chair...
My dad used to say, "Gravity grows stronger towards the weekend. Every workshop foreman can confirm that."
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