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Weebles Wobble

High above Taipei’s skyline squats one of the largest tuned mass dampers in the world. Comprised of 740 tons of welded steel plates and resembling a sci-fi beehive, the structure is designed to protect the Taipei 101 building from typhoon winds and a once-in-2500-years earthquake.

Tuned mass dampers are reactive devices used in structural […]