These kinds of things are what holds up Frisco’s State Building in Civic Center:
Normally you can’t see them, but Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP designed a nice window for at least one:
Redeveloping the Fillmore was a horrible horrible idea is what I think when I see all the concrete and clay and general decay around Post and Buchanan.
Oh look, a big parking garage – this is the last place you’d want to be in an earthquake, but there’s no money to fix anything, oh well.
And this cubby hole here needs to be locked up, else people would sleep here, of course:
On It Goes…
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!