Spanish Build 47 Story Residential Building - Forget Elevator Shaft

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  1. BethSucks

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    Spanish skyscraper going up — but without an elevator?


    http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/sidesho...ng-up----without-an-elevator---214416887.html



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    If you are thinking of investing in an apartment at the Intempo skyscraper in Benidorm, Spain, be prepared to bring some good walking shoes: Its builders forgot a working elevator, says the Spanish news site El Pais.
    According to a story surfaced on Gizmodo, the luxury high-rise tower, which started construction in 2007, was originally designed for 20 floors. But the the developers decided to push the design to include 47 floors with 269 homes. When completed, it will be Benidorm’s highest building at 650 feet.
    There seemed to be just one important oversight: In going up to 47 floors, designers forgot to take into account room for an elevator shaft. El Pais reports that the architects on the project resigned in May 2012.
    The building “represents a long story of incompetence,†according to El Pais. The coastal town had a building boom that led to the nickname “Beniyork†for its skyline of high-rises.
    But then the recession hit. Intempo’s developer, which had once advertised the building as the “banner of the future,†and the bank that provided the loan for construction both went bankrupt in 2009. The building has cost €100 million so far.
    “We had heard reports on the elevator last week when we listed the building to generate advance interest,†wrote Terry Walker, a spokesperson for Walker Property Spain’s London office, in an email to Yahoo News.

    “In the light of the other problems that have been overcome at Intempo, we would be confident that a solution can be found,†Walker said.
    Already 35 percent of the apartments have been sold to international buyers — the site describes the abodes as "Dubai style luxury." The building is 95 percent complete, and it
     
  2. Tranquil

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    All the engineers working on the project for I'm sure months and months never once thought about an elevator? That is a new level of incompetence.
     
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    Turtle Man Hello Darling Gold

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    wtf..hows is that possible...im sure they used an exterior elevator for workers and not one of them noticed lol
    gonna have to knock out a few lines for elavator shafts
     
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    you could say that they got shafted
     
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    I'll pass on any building where someone says "The building represents a long story of incompetence,”
     
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    Rupert Pupkin That Ass is Attached to Daniela Lopez Gold

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    There is also an issue with the plumbing

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    My favorite 3 Stooges short.
     
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    This could be that they only work three days a week for much of the year and have most of their Summers off.
     
  9. R.P. McMurphy

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    ...if that's the building in the pic and im sure it is, it looks like they need an elevator or 2 on each side.
     
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    use the stairs fat ass
     
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    47 stories?? I think not.
     
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    that would explain your ass :rs:
     
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    Yes and no... :wtf:
     
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    F you HowieSperm..I walk 4 miles a day with my dog.
     
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    Publicity stunt. I bet the elevators will be on the exterior.
     
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    ...they could still do and inside elevator shaft but it would be awful expensive now. they have room between the 2 buildings if they want an elevator that bad. lazy fucks.
     
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    sperm? dude, your wife's not that bad
     
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    HowieSperm is just a goof on your user name and I'm a chick..
     
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    No way. I was on the 46 floor when the hurricane knocked out all the power to my building. I didn't even THINK of going back until they got an elevator running. It was almost two months. I lived without whatever was there.
     
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