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Quake and gust-busters: how Japan is building disaster-proof skyscrapers

“As a designer, it was very nerve-wracking to design this thin building. For a 600m building, earthquakes and wind are the toughest weather conditions.”

With Japan’s perennial susceptibility to severe earthquakes and the mounting threat of more powerful storms, engineers and architects are pushing the boundaries of technology and design to create resilient, increasingly disaster-proof buildings.

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