Disaster resistance designed into mixed-use complex in Japan

06/3/2013 | Forbes

The Roppongi Hills complex in Japan seeks to become an urban area that can be more resilient in the face of natural disasters, according to this article. The building employs different features to become resilient against disasters, such as sticky walls to mitigate shaking from earthquakes and wind; green mass dampers to absorb an earthquake's energy; and CTF columns that are extra strong and don't deform easily.

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