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Earth moves for DEEWR?

By johnboy 14 October 2010 44

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


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
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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taninaus 9:41 am 30 Oct 10

Well if they get some noise, it makes up for what the people in the building next door had to put up with while it was being built – think high pitched skreetching and pounding while they dug the foundations.

Grrrr 2:53 pm 25 Oct 10

Allegedly the shaking started again during a subsequent Zumba class a few days after the incident on the 14th – class terminated, banned – no more shaking. We’ll see.

Gungahlin Al 10:41 pm 18 Oct 10

smee said :

Gungahlin Al said :

During happy hour drinks Thursday arvo about 5.30 there was a big explosion sound from outside/near/in the building.

I was in the Wig & Pen at the time and heard the bang too. It was the rear left tyre on a bus at the stop across the road. Massive bang it was, and it shredded the tyre leaving a gaping hole in the sidewall.

Thanks for clarifying that mystery

Davo111 11:10 am 16 Oct 10

Gungahlin Al said :

Guess the engineers would put it down to everyone throwing down their losing raffle tickets at once.

ahaha or a guy on the 5th floor farted.

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