Tall Buildings in Alexandria – level 2

25-09-2017 15:00

A 13-storey housing block was collapsing in Alexandria, Egypt, but luckily, another high-rise caught it. The building is now leaning against it.

A building collapsing is not rare in Alexandria. One high-rise collapses in the port city every year. An Egyptian engineer explained the reason. He said that most people who build in the city are not engineers, and they do not hire engineers, either.

The owner of the building wanted to tear it down, but the government told him to fix it. He said that he cannot be responsible for the building and people if it collapses. In the end, a government construction team is tearing the tower down floor by floor.

Difficult words: high-rise (a high building), engineer (a person who can build buildings), hire (pay to work for you), tear down (destroy).

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