I can’t quite pinpoint the year this was taken, but I had no idea that the ugly Verizon building in Manhattan used to belong to AT&T. Weird!
This is a demonstration of America’s largest shake-table to test for building preparedness in the event of an earthquake. This video shows the final test for the NEES-Soft Project Team at UCSD. The building had 17inches of lateral displacement at the first story prior to collapse. Video is courtesy of Simpson Strong-Tie.
One of the weird things I remember about living in LA is that I always heard about cars hitting fire hydrants. It seems to happen there pretty often.