Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Taipei 101 damper in action

Found out about this one via maoxian.com...

Video taken of the giant damper ball in Taipei 101 during the recent Sichuan earthquake:

For those who have never seen it in person, this thing is massive - 728 tons, 18 ft. diameter.

This page has a good overview of the system (along w/ the same video):
deputydog - in action: a skyscraper's amazing 728-ton stabilising ball

No comments: