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TALL BUILDINGS: DESIGN ADVANCES FOR CONSTRUCTION
Edited by: J.W. Bull
The Significance of the 21 September 1999 Chi-Chi Earthquake, Taiwan on Tall Buildings
M. Lew1 and F. Naeim2
1AMEC Environment & Infrastructure, Los Angeles CA, United States of America
M. Lew, F. Naeim, "The Significance of the 21 September 1999 Chi-Chi Earthquake, Taiwan on Tall Buildings", in J.W. Bull, (Editor), "Tall Buildings: Design Advances for Construction", Saxe-Coburg Publications, Stirlingshire, UK, Chapter 10, pp 265-298, 2014. doi:10.4203/csets.33.10
Keywords: tall buildings, earthquakes, seismic design, construction, damage.
The 21 September 1999 Chi-Chi, Taiwan earthquake was a testing ground for modern tall buildings supposedly designed with the knowledge and experience learnt from recent past earthquakes. However, the performance of tall buildings was a disappointment and illustrates that past lessons were not fully appreciated.
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