Reaching for the Sky

by Dennis C. K. Poon, P.E., Managing Principal; Thornton-Tomasetti, New York, NY,
Shaw-song Shieh, P.E., Principal; Thornton-Tomasetti Engrs., New York, NY,
Leonard M. Joseph, P.E., Pres.; Evergreen Consulting Engrg., Inc., Taipei,
Ching-Chang Chang, P.E., Proj. Engr.; Evergreen Consulting Engrg., Inc., Taipei,

Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 2004, Vol. 74, Issue 1, Pg. 54-61,72

Document Type: Feature article


Tapei 101—soon to open its doors as the world's tallest building—will resist devastating typhoons, earthquakes, and sway with an ingenious system of outrigger trusses, supercolumns, and tuned-mass dampers.

Subject Headings: Earthquake resistant structures | Hurricanes and typhoons | Earthquakes | Trusses | Damping

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