Top 5 Earthquake Resistant Buildings of the World

Top 5 Earthquake Resistant Buildings of the World

Earthquake brings an image of disaster, upheaval and devastation and disaster. It not only affect the entire landscape in addition to this also shambles thousands of lives and even damage some sophisticated architecture. By adopting latest and clever technologies, our scientist, architects and engineers has ensured that the tall skyscrapers can also withstand against the brutal lashes of an earthquake. We have created the list of such buildings which are famous for adopting terror thwarting technologies in order to keep environment save from effect of natural calamity like earthquake.

Utah State Capitol: The Utah State Capitol is the house of government that is susceptible to the occurrence of earthquakes. They had installed their own base isolation system, with the help of this in case of earthquake the attached isolator bearings allow the building to rock gently back and forth, resulting in moving the foundation of the building but not moving the structure above it.

Sabiha Gökçen International Airport: Being located at the confluence of 3 major tectonic plates that are susceptible to earthquakes, ‘The Sabiha Gökçen International Airport’ is considered as the top resistant to the earthquakes. It can withstanding earthquake of 8.0 magnitudes and designed in such a way that is can remain immediately operational in case of any such natural calamity happen.

Taipei 101: Taipei is formerly known as The Taipei World Financial Center, is the skyscraper located in the Xinyi District of Taipei and Republic of China. This skyscraper is 1,667 ft high and can withstand earthquakes and typhoons easily. The architecture is made in this way that it in the event of an earthquake, an enormous mass in the form of steel cables near the top of the structure can with stand easily. This mass damper works as a pendulum that move itself in the opposite direction of the swaying building in order to overcome vibrational effects caused by earthquakes.

The Burj Khalifa: World’s largest artificial structure that is located in Dubai, UAE is The Burj Khalifa. It is built with an enormous height of 2,722 feet. It is the tallest building in the world since 2009. Architect embodies Islamic culture in the respective design in the form of spiral minaret. The mega tall skyscraper can withstand earthquakes from 5.5- 7.0 on Richter scale

The Yokohama Landmark Tower: The Yokohama Landmark Tower is located in the Yokohama city of Japan. It is ranked second among the tallest building of Japan with 972 ft. high. Japan is highly prone to earthquakes thus Japan always prefers to construct their building acquiring earthquake safety. The tower is placed on rollers in order to prevent it from shaking. The building is built with flexible material that in case earthquake occur the respective tower would cause the building to bend rather than to break.

Thanks to the advancement in technologies, many of today’s largest buildings are safe without compromising with the size during the event of the natural disaster like earthquake. Stay in touch with to get aware of latest trends related to real estate.

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