Resiliency

How Much Do Skyscrapers Actually Move?

How Much Do Skyscrapers Actually Move?

The night Hurricane Alicia struck Houston in 1983, shattering high-rise windows downtown and stacking sailboats in the marina, there were two engineers waiting on the top floor of the Allied Bank Plaza. The 71-storey emerald glass tower — since renamed, and renamed again — had just opened that year. In…