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Old Posted Jun 1, 2009, 8:30 AM
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Originally Posted by stormkingfan View Post
I read somewhere that located beneath the slant, is a large steel sphere. It acts as a counterweight for, when the tower sways in the wind, the sphere equalizes the sway by rolling in the opposite direction. How that works exactly, I don't know, but that's one way to keep "fragile" types from freaking at work.
There is a mass damper, but it's not a sphere... it's just a giant ugly concrete block, unlike the dramatic sphere that Taipei 101 has.
la forme d'une ville change plus vite, hélas! que le coeur d'un mortel...
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