Sampoong Mall Collapse

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TIMI FADIRAN  JUSTIN LITTLE  CHRIS MCBURROUGH  MARVIN OKORAFOR Sampoong Department  Store Collapse
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Sampoong Department Store after  collapse -June 29 th 1995 -501 people  killed -937 people  injured -$216 million  in property  damage
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Case Recap (Pre Collapse) Sampoong Department Store design changed;  fifth  floor added for restaurants and air conditioning units  moved to roof. Increased load combined with vibrations from air  conditioners caused cracks to propagate through the  structure. Civil engineers stated collapse was imminent but this  warning was ignored. Air conditioners crashing through roof caused the main  columns to collapse the entire wing within 30 seconds.
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Case Recap (Post Collapse) Rescue and recovery effort continued for over two  weeks despite authorities wanting to call it off. Investigations reveal that Lee Joon, contractors, 
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This note was uploaded on 05/19/2010 for the course MECH 310 taught by Professor Zhou during the Spring '10 term at Acadia.

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