Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Arup ensures Mexico City concrete skyscraper can withstand seismic activity

Mexico City is only 31 years removed from a devastating earthquake that killed 5,000 people. 

Triangular buildings have a tendency to twist when subjected to lateral loads, wind, and earthquake forces.

These two facts aren’t stopping Arup, the engineer, and L. Benjamin Romano Arquitects, the designer, from building the 57-story Torre Reforma in Mexico’s capital.

The tower is reinforced so efficiently that computer simulations determined that it can withstand all earthquake activity for 2,500 years.

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