September 29, 2015
Stephen DeSimone sat down with Curbed to discuss why Dampers are more than worth the cost, and allow skyscrapers to reach new heights.
“To help counter the shifting and swaying of building, engineers also utilize dampers, massive devices that shift and help stabilize tall structures like counterweights. Think of them like the weights in a grandfather clock; engineers attach 300-800 ton pieces of steel or concrete on a floor near the top of a tower, tuning and adjusting chains to balance them so they move out of phase with local wind patterns, steadying the tower.”
Check out the full article – The Engineering Tricks Behind the World’s Super Tall and Super Slender Skyscrapers