Friday, March 5, 2010

Chile: Public Relations Victory

Last Saturday's earthquake in Chile has left much of the country in shambles and countless recent homeowners are angry at the poor construction quality of their homes and apartments, many of which have been rendered uninhabitable by the earthquake. It is increasingly starting to look like building standards were an until now unnoticed casualty of Chile's economic boom during the last 20 years. Many new buildings, presumably well equipped to withstand a major earthquake, will now likely need to be demolished for safety reasons, leaving many appalled homeowners demanding answers and accountability.

In this context, the president of the Chilean Chamber of Construction, Lorenzo Constans, had this to say on the matter:

"There are many buildings that are tilted, the most obvious example being the leaning tower of pisa which has remained that way for centuries without falling over."

Thanks dumbass! I'm sure all the people who lost their homes thanks to construction companies' negligence and greed will find this very comforting and informative.

1 comment:

  1. now a facebook group asks Constans to shove the Pisa Tower up his ass, with a ridiculous amount of members. ahh, words.