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Cracks in Ground Near Shanghai Tower Not a Concern, Daily Says

February 21, 2012

Feb. 21 (Bloomberg) -- The builder of the Shanghai Tower, which will be China’s tallest skyscrapper once completed, said cracks in the ground around the construction site are “nothing to worry about,” China Daily reported today.

The cracks were caused by the “usual” settlement of the foundation ditch and are in a “controlled and safe state,” the newspaper reported, citing Shanghai Tower Construction and Development. The builder said an independent team of experts had been “closely and constantly” monitoring nearby structures since construction began on the 632-meter tower, according to the report.

Concern about the cracks in the ground around the tower began after pictures of them were uploaded to the internet and spread online, the newspaper reported.

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