Monday, December 05, 2005

Earthquake resistant building causes earthquakes!

The world's tallest building, Taipei 101, appears to be causing tremors through it's own weight causing pressure on an underlying fault line. The building is actually a high tech quake-resistant building with a huge counterweight spherical pendulum suspended among the upped floors of the building. Huh. Irony!

This SMH article has the details. If you notice the reference to the September 1999 quake down the bottom of the article, I was in Taipei when that one hit. Wow, yikes. Talk about mother nature getting her panties in a twist. That earthquake was a full-on mother-nature-wedgie!

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