Gallery: Discovery of “Corrosive” Concrete Halts Construction of China’...

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Several major construction sites in Shenzhen, China have been temporarily closed due to reports of the use of cheap, unsafe and corrosive concrete. A public investigation revealed that several developers working in the city have been using concrete made with sea sand instead of river sand, which results in corroding steel reinforcements that can cause buildings to collapse. Among the projects halted is the Kohn Pedersen Fox-designed Ping An Finance Center, which is set to be the tallest building in China and second tallest in the world.

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