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Earth moves for DEEWR?

By 14 October 2010 44

[First filed: Oct 14, 2010 @ 11:07]

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This afternoon some people in 50 Marcus Clarke Street have experienced some movement on each floor in the building.

The safety and comfort of staff is paramount and we have moved quickly to respond to the situation. Representatives from Walkers (the building owners) and Leighton Contractors (the company that constructed the building) are on site with structural engineers who are assessing the building. This is being treated as a matter of urgency. At this stage there is no cause for alarm and as information from the engineers becomes available further advice will be provided.

Apparently the above was sent out yesterday to denizens of the troubled DEEWR building on Marcus Clarke St.

You might remember this site had a major collapse during construction.

If I worked at 50 Marcus Clarke St

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UPDATE: Word reaches us that the cause of the ruckus was, in all seriousness, a zumba class on the 12th floor that got the building joining in.

Further Update: Zumba is innocent! The following comment casts doubt on the Zumba explanation and raises serious concerns for the safety of those inside the massive building:

#27 Cidaemon
(Newbie)
18:40, 14 Oct 10

My wife teaches the supposed Zumba class that caused the shaking – but the reports of the shaking and the times of the class don’t line up at all.

A few women doing knee lifts on the 12th floor shouldn’t be felt through an entire building.

We just stayed on the 33rd floor of a hotel in Surfer’s…
More than knee lifting going on – and no-one seemed to notice

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44 Responses to Earth moves for DEEWR?
#1
The Frots11:17 am, 14 Oct 10

Oh dear…………….I’ve just sent out a wide text to family to keep away from that building (well, the ones I like anyway).

It isn’t in the way of the proposed bike path loop is it….???

#2
thatsnotme11:47 am, 14 Oct 10

Wait…so each floor of the building moved, but nobody was evacuated while they tried to figure out whether it was anything to be worried about?

#3
troll-sniffer12:13 pm, 14 Oct 10

I’ll be first. Were there staff engaged in ‘christening’ the building inside?

And if the earth moved for some, what about the others?

#4
Gungahlin Al12:16 pm, 14 Oct 10

I so didn’t read that email properly. Thought it was about lift or door access problems…
Didn’t feel anything down here on the lower floors. But have heard now of people watching glasses on their desks slop around.
Could be a T-Rex?

#5
schmeah1:37 pm, 14 Oct 10

‘some’ staff and ‘some’ tremors – what they really mean to say is – a lot of staff and some very noticible tremors.

Who wants to bet DEEWR finally has its long overdue emergency evacuation test sometime soon.

#6
colourful sydney rac1:39 pm, 14 Oct 10

isn’t that the buiding where the floor collapsed whilst being built a couple of years back?

#7
johnboy1:45 pm, 14 Oct 10

colourful sydney racing identity said :

isn’t that the buiding where the floor collapsed whilst being built a couple of years back?

That would be why I linked to that story!

#8
montezuma1:51 pm, 14 Oct 10

Apparently it was a zumba class

#9
AngryHenry2:00 pm, 14 Oct 10

What’s DEEWR policy for leaking staff notices to the media?

#10
schmeah2:11 pm, 14 Oct 10

Hot off the Press!

The engineer report is in! Apparently, DEEWR’s luncht time Zumba class is very energetic. Nothing to see here people, just a bunch of fitness crazies shaking all 12 floors!

#11
Pitchka2:28 pm, 14 Oct 10

schmeah said :

Hot off the Press!

The engineer report is in! Apparently, DEEWR’s luncht time Zumba class is very energetic. Nothing to see here people, just a bunch of fitness crazies shaking all 12 floors!

Nothing quite like recycling someones elses joke hey!!!

#12
Buzz26002:31 pm, 14 Oct 10

So, bunch of people jump up and down and the whole building shudders? Must have been some sumo zumba? What is zumba anyway?…

#13
schmeah2:33 pm, 14 Oct 10

Hey I never said I believed it!

#14
Gungahlin Al2:35 pm, 14 Oct 10

So a building the size of almost a whole block can be set swinging by 25 people doing a Zumba class? Forget the flexibility of the fitness class, this must be a seriously flexible building…

Perhaps we should have some fun by going up the top floor and all rocking in unison and see what happens? :)

#15
Gungahlin Al2:38 pm, 14 Oct 10

“Sumo zumba” – that got people laughing here.

#16
dtc3:01 pm, 14 Oct 10

Silverton, oh Silverton, I still hear your sea winds blowin’
I still see her dark eyes glowin’
She was 21 when I left Silverton

Silverton, oh Silverton, I still hear your sea waves crashing
While I watch the cannons flashing
I clean my gun and dream of Silverton

(mildly amusing if you were in canberra around 1989)

#17
Woody Mann-Caruso3:37 pm, 14 Oct 10

Silverton, oh Silverton, I still hear your sea winds blowin%u2019

*This close* to getting rid of all (well, most of) the auditors in one hit.

#18
James-T-Kirk3:46 pm, 14 Oct 10

I heard that the cause for the building shaking happened in one of the photocopying rooms…..

#19
Hells_Bells743:59 pm, 14 Oct 10

Was behind a mother and daughter at a Woolies checkout today that were all zumba’d suited up, admittedly they had good bodies and a nice sexy swash to their movements. But I really wanted to ask them if they knew anything about what happened at the DEEWR building..

I should’ve hey and then asked them what were thinking.

Don’t ask me why anyone buys crap off the telly for. Gosh, there is still one born every minute!

#20
Hells_Bells744:00 pm, 14 Oct 10

*swish even

#21
homeone4:12 pm, 14 Oct 10

The Silverson Centre was right there nearby wasn’t it – 11 Moore St ???? [corner of Rudd & Moore St]

#22
Waiting For Godot4:37 pm, 14 Oct 10

A zumba class? Probably the only form of work that’s ever taken place there.

#23
Amanda Hugankis4:48 pm, 14 Oct 10

“Dey all sed ‘where did you get dose abs’ an I sed ‘Zumba!’”.

#24
TVStar4:54 pm, 14 Oct 10

Zumba? For f*&k sake?

They’ll need a “Dealing with workplace stress” workshop after this. This would not be a problem if the did any real work!

If Australian only knew how their taxpayer monies were being spent!

#25
Davo1115:04 pm, 14 Oct 10

i call BS on the zumba explanation. Unless the building is made up of jenga pieces.

#26
PM5:19 pm, 14 Oct 10

Amanda Hugankis said :

“Dey all sed ‘where did you get dose abs’ an I sed ‘Zumba!’”.

Hehe, nothing like late night TV!

#27
Cidaemon6:40 pm, 14 Oct 10

My wife teaches the supposed Zumba class that caused the shaking – but the reports of the shaking and the times of the class don’t line up at all.

A few women doing knee lifts on the 12th floor shouldn’t be felt through an entire building.

We just stayed on the 33rd floor of a hotel in Surfer’s…
More than knee lifting going on – and no-one seemed to notice.

#28
Hells_Bells747:15 pm, 14 Oct 10

It’s just getting funnier in here, Zumba classes, well blow me! Something may’ve worked off the telly, rare to say the least.

What happens when everyone gets resistant to it?

Will it be ground level only legislation for future classes, just incase more are high on the richter scale?

Or was it just Canberra’s notorious strange era of public works?

The mind boggles!

#29
Cidaemon7:30 pm, 14 Oct 10

Cidaemon said :

My wife teaches the supposed Zumba class that caused the shaking – but the reports of the shaking and the times of the class don’t line up at all.

Correction: The movement happened again today and it didn’t line up with the classes.
Yesterday there was some overlap apparently.

#30
toriness9:08 pm, 14 Oct 10

wasn’t this the same building, when being constructed, had a few floors collapse as the concrete was being poured?? ermmmmm

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