Panic erupted on Thai social media in mid-August amid concerns that a building was collapsing near the Phloenchit intersection in Bangkok.
— Bangkok Post (@BangkokPostNews) August 15, 2017
The worry however, was unfounded, as the building itself was actually designed to lean in such a way. The unusual design was revealed when the scaffolding on the building's exterior was removed.
The reaction on social media saw the project's technical director, Dr Assawin Wanichkorkul, hurry to the site to verify that everything was in order.
The building leans between the 10th and the 33rd floor, however, it has been confirmed that structurally, the building is stable.
The hotel was simply designed to look different to other buildings in Bangkok and locals were assured there was no need to worry.Suggest a correction