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Earth moves for DEEWR?

By johnboy - 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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Earth moves for DEEWR?
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The Frots 11:17 am
14 Oct 10
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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….???

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thatsnotme 11:47 am
14 Oct 10
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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?

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troll-sniffer 12:13 pm
14 Oct 10
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I’ll be first. Were there staff engaged in ‘christening’ the building inside?

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

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Gungahlin Al 12:16 pm
14 Oct 10
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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?

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schmeah 1:37 pm
14 Oct 10
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‘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.

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colourful sydney rac 1:39 pm
14 Oct 10
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isn’t that the buiding where the floor collapsed whilst being built a couple of years back?

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johnboy 1:45 pm
14 Oct 10
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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!

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montezuma 1:51 pm
14 Oct 10
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Apparently it was a zumba class

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AngryHenry 2:00 pm
14 Oct 10
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What’s DEEWR policy for leaking staff notices to the media?

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schmeah 2:11 pm
14 Oct 10
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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!

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Pitchka 2:28 pm
14 Oct 10
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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!!!

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Buzz2600 2:31 pm
14 Oct 10
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So, bunch of people jump up and down and the whole building shudders? Must have been some sumo zumba? What is zumba anyway?…

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schmeah 2:33 pm
14 Oct 10
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Hey I never said I believed it!

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Gungahlin Al 2:35 pm
14 Oct 10
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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? :)

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Gungahlin Al 2:38 pm
14 Oct 10
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“Sumo zumba” – that got people laughing here.

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