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Collapse at Peruvian hotel

Collapse at Peruvian hotel

RE: Collapse at Peruvian hotel

Any pictures of what the hotel looked like before the collapse?

Mike McCann, PE, SE (WA)


RE: Collapse at Peruvian hotel

Mac, no, that is just wattle and daub (or something like it) for the wall plaster. Non-structural.

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RE: Collapse at Peruvian hotel

Reports attribute the collapse to a mudslide after heavy rains. Looks like the hotel was build into the hillside, and perhaps the roof was supported on the retaining wall which was moved down the hill by the slide.

https://www.ibtimes.com/peru-hotel-collapses-mudsl...

RE: Collapse at Peruvian hotel

You can see a hillside "tear" in the grass above the hotel in this image...suggesting a rankine-like slope failure.

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RE: Collapse at Peruvian hotel

A perspective on the hotel site - base of a large hill/mountain.

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