The SEG Plaza in the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen started shaking last week, triggering widespread panic. Photo: AFP The SEG Plaza in the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen started shaking last week, triggering widespread panic. Photo: AFP
The SEG Plaza in the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen started shaking last week, triggering widespread panic. Photo: AFP
Shenzhen

China orders prompt probe into swaying Shenzhen skyscraper

  • SEG Plaza tenants are concerned about their investment, businesses and personal safety while building managers try to find alternative accommodation
  • Within days of the first shakes, Shenzhen government began posting on social media, saying so far data showed the building was within safety requirements

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The SEG Plaza in the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen started shaking last week, triggering widespread panic. Photo: AFP The SEG Plaza in the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen started shaking last week, triggering widespread panic. Photo: AFP
The SEG Plaza in the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen started shaking last week, triggering widespread panic. Photo: AFP

Corrected [10:41am, 25 May, 2021]

  • [10:41am, 25 May, 2021]

    This article initially stated that SEG Plaza’s office units were previously valued at an average 6,000 yuan (US$930) per square metre. It has been amended to clarify that they were previously valued at an average 36,000 yuan (US$5,600) per square metre.

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