Why are some buildings resistant to earthquakes?

The secret of the shockproof buildings lies in the construction of their skeleton. When the building is trembling, the building is rocking on all sides, but it does not fall away if its skeleton survives.
For the "backbone" of the building to survive, it can be based on rubber shock absorbers.

The construction, which has been self-sufficient, is a traditional pagoda (the European Union of Buddhist temples in Nepal, Tibet, China, Korea and Japan) . Beams of its ceiling can relate to each other, although they are based on solid pillars. During the quake, the flexible skeleton moves, does not break down.
Residents of the volcanic, restless islands of Japan have been building shock-proof pagodas for thousands of years. Nowadays, skyscrapers and designers in Tokyo.
Tekst: Radek Walań Źródło: "Focus" nr 9/2000
30/07/2005     Wojciech Andruszkiewicz
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