Gallery: World’s Largest Earthquake-Proof Building Completed in Istanbu...

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Istanbul’s brand new Sabiha Gökçen International Airport airport terminal opened on October 31st of this year and is now the world’s largest earthquake-proof building. Named after the world’s first woman combat pilot, the new 2 million square-foot structure is capable of not only withstanding a magnitude 8.0 earthquake – it’s also designed to remain completely operational afterwards. This is all due to new seismic building technology and advanced computer simulations that are able to predict how a building will react in order to keep it safe.

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  1. Jack Prosek December 2, 2009 at 5:22 pm

    Describing this airport terminal building as “Earthquake-proof” makes just as much sense as saying the Titantic still is “unsinkable” . . . . . it’s not nice to tease Mother Nature !

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