Watch Taipei 101’s 728-ton mass damper in action during Typhoon Soudelor

The 728-ton mass damper inside the 1,667-foot tall Taipei 101 broke records during Typhoon Soudelor and swung farther than ever before.

The 728-ton mass damper inside the 1,667-foot tall Taipei 101 broke records during Typhoon Soudelor and swung farther than ever before.

Like all supertall skyscrapers, Tapei 101 has a mechanism inside to help stabilize itself in high winds. […]

At 6:59 am, in the winds of Typhoon Soudelor, the damper moved by a full meter from its center position, farther than it has ever moved in the building’s decade history. […]

Soudelor brought sustained winds of 100 mph, with at least one confirmed gust of 145 mph .popularmechanics.com

 

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