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…

Another Reason For California To Be Scared: Earthquake Storms

Another Reason For California To Be Scared: Earthquake Storms

Worrying about the Big One is so passé. What you should really be worried about are the Big ONES. Yep: chances are, it won’t be a single large earthquake that takes California out, it will be multiple, large earthquakes. Or perhaps you’d prefer to use the official Sharknado-esque term: “earthquake…