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Built to defy severe quakes, the New Wilshire Grand is seismically chic

Los Angeles Times | Thomas Curwen

11/2/2014

On engineer Leonard Joseph's computer screen, the New Wilshire Grand was an apparition of white lines floating calmly in black space.

Then Joseph clicked his mouse, and the 73-story tower began to move, slowly at first, then more violently as a simulated earthquake, magnitude 7.8, shook its foundation.

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