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The San Francisco tower housing Facebook's new HQ is being hailed as 'earthquake-proof' - here's why one of its engineers says that's not entirely true

12 days ago   |   By Business Insider

The high-rise mixed-use tower at 181 Fremont in downtown San Francisco houses Facebook's new headquarters and residents of 55 multi-million-dollar condominiums, as well as a top floor $42 million penthouse.
What is instantly recognizable about the tower is its encasement of large ivory-colored beams zig zagged along its exterior before tapering on one side into a skyward spire. The aluminum exoskeleton serves as a giant shock absorber, improving the chances of the building's survival in case of high winds and seismic events. As a result, the tower has come to be lauded as being invincible...
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