Zeidler Partnership Architects Interview Part 9: Dampers



In January 2003, an earthquake on the coast of Mexico tested Torre Mayor’s strength.

Qasim Virjee
Zeidler Partnership Architects, Carolina Eyzaguirre, Elise Hodson, Qasim Virjee
March 2006
Mexico City, MEXICO
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In January 2003 an earthquake on the coast of Mexico tested Torre Mayor's strength Dalibor: "I guess it turned into a marketing issue where they got to say this is the safest building in Mexico City." Eley: "I think it was over a 7 [on the Richter Scale]. [It happened] after much of the curtain wall, if not all of it was up, and they weren't sure how it was going to react as it was the first time they had ever undergone anything like that. And not a pane was cracked so "clearly the damping system was working as expected."


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