And thats the way the building crumbles…

    As America is experiencing one of its greatest economic downfalls in its history small yet important things are being over looked for no logical reason. Building structures need a strong frame in order to accomplish its job in keeping the people inside of it safe. Carelessness and greed have caused these important details to be forgotten. A great example would be the San Francisco earthquake of 1906. Building stood upon trash heaps and were expected to withstand natural disasters. Although the earthquake was expected because of previous disasters no precautions were taken. After the destruction of the once great city people began opening their eyes on the troubles that were at hand. So many people went homeless, jobless, and lost their family members. Children lost more than they ever had a chance to gain. Life as hard as it is became harder for them because they couldn’t fend for themselves and their parents tried to do everything they possibly could for them. Because of this issue many organizations were created to help prevent further destruction from completely destroying the city. 

In the new century building structure stability is becoming more put first and taken more seriously. Metal framing is becoming mandatory in structure set up and they’re more earthquakes ready. America was found by those who took time to find detail in the beauty and the bounty that she offered. The same procedure should be taken when building a structure. If a good job is done in the beginning then there is no need to fix it later. That saves time, money, and most importantly lives.

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13 responses to this post.

  1. I do agree that we have become so apathetic with maintenance of buildings. I would like to know more about the biological factors within each area that contribute to the aging of the buildings. I think your point is valid. One thing that I have to say is that people need to learn how to save instead of self-absorption and self-indulgence. I think we need to look beyond our needs and start helping others. Great Job

    -Wesley Akeli


  2. Posted by David Castillo on June 3, 2010 at 8:16 am

    You make a very logical and well developed point. Its reminds me of something that happened in california not too long ago, when million dollar houses began to simply slide of the sides of cliffs in Malibu and get decimated on their way down. Although they were worth so much, they vanished so easily because the people who lived in those houses wanted to have them literally on top of a hilltop. This essay addresses a topic that most people don’t even think about talking about; I agree that there should be a lot more attention given to not only how nice the house is, but rather the location of it. Safety should be of the highest concern in today’s hectic and dangerous world.


  3. The conclusion of this blog made perfect sense and pretty much wrapped up the blog itself. I agree with his final quote when he said “If a good job is done in the beginning there will be no need to fix it later”.

    By Sebastian Lafo


  4. Posted by Brandon Pardosi on June 3, 2010 at 10:33 am

    This is true, because I don’t know if you know this but Loma Linda University Medical Center actually sits on these extremely huge wheels that sit at the very base of the Hospital. The reason for this is so when an earthquake hits, the building will move with the earthquake. That way there is no way that the hospital can be destroyed by an earthquake, so this shows how advanced we’ve become when it comes to building. But it’s still problem in third world countries because we are privileged to have money to build our buildings like this, while third world countries are unable to grasp such technology like this. I wish that the U.S can help out in building projects around the world especially buildings like hospitals at least.


  5. Posted by Megan Clark on June 3, 2010 at 6:34 pm

    I thoroughly agree with the conclusion that you have drawn. TLC should be given to buildings to ensure safety and security.


  6. Posted by Kira Roberts on June 4, 2010 at 6:21 pm

    Thanks for the comments! It really helps to know what you guys think cause then I can improve further in my writing.


  7. Posted by Stephanie Hardyway on June 5, 2010 at 7:26 am

    Honestly what really caught my eye was the interesting title. It made me want to read more into what the writer had to say. It was a great essay that provided enough detail for me to actually get a better understanding of this topic. I also liked the pictures that were used!

    -Stephanie Hardyway


  8. Posted by hildaway on June 6, 2010 at 4:21 am

    i completely agree with this essay. I found it very interesting and you’re right we should take the time to care and we shouldn’t have to go back and fix buildings that have already been built. We should also try to help out others who aren’t as privileged as we are, simply because it’s the right thing to do. At the end of the day we are all still living in the same world just different countries, we are still one.



  9. Posted by Andrew Cortez on June 6, 2010 at 9:48 am

    This is a very good and interesting point of view. I agree, many of our buildings are not safe and this needs to be addressed. I like your pictures also. Some of the La Sierra buildings could use that revamp in case the big one hits. Very insightful.

    – Andrew Cortez


  10. Posted by sunhee han on June 7, 2010 at 7:58 am

    This post reminded me of the tragic that happened in Haiti…. To make sure that the same tragic doesn’t happen where we are, people should realize that many lives are in their hands. Good job guys


  11. I agree with the writer. We should not spend time and money on the old buildings. We only have a planet.
    We are together, this is a global village. We should be more union and help each other.
    Mark Lin


  12. i learned something completly knew reading your post, its sad that the people building this builds wouldnt think building on crash was a bad idea and there would be coniquence for that. your essay was very enlighting

    ashley hawkins


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