Why? Because it’s resting on 288 eight-foot hydraulic seismic dampers. Like this one:
You see, they’ve helpfully cut a hole in the wall just to show you one. It looks at first as if it’s some kind of sculptured art. Read the sign for details:
So when the big shake comes, you won’t feel a thing. Hurray!
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