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Old February 14th, 2013, 01:27 PM   #41
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Add new foto please because I'm curious how it looks now
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Old February 15th, 2013, 01:28 AM   #42
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Old February 15th, 2013, 07:43 AM   #43
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this makes the tornado we had around here a few years back that killed 4 i believe, look like nothing.
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Why are most building in these places built of wood and not something a bit stronger? "Just curious"
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Old March 20th, 2013, 04:04 AM   #45
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Materials cost money. Wood is cheap. Middle-of-nowhere Kansas isn't really overflowing with money for building materials.

Some buildings are built of brick or steel, though. Judging from the pictures, those buildings didn't make it either. Not much can survive 200 mph winds.
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Old April 28th, 2013, 05:40 PM   #46
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What's the status of the planned US 54 bypass freeway at Greensburg? Before the storm hit, KDOT (Kansas Department of Transportation) was proposing it to bypass the city to the south and after, the city requested that KDOT instead build it on the now-clear path halfway between existing US 54 through town and the railroad (one block north of current US 54).

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Old April 28th, 2013, 05:44 PM   #47
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Materials cost money. Wood is cheap. Middle-of-nowhere Kansas isn't really overflowing with money for building materials.

Some buildings are built of brick or steel, though. Judging from the pictures, those buildings didn't make it either. Not much can survive 200 mph winds.
Also, although tornadoes are indeed very spectacular and destructive forces of nature, they are also very, very localized and the risk of an individual building being destroyed by one at any time during its expected lifetime is in fact quite slight - the additional cost of building the structure 'stronger' thus not being worth it.

OTOH, in hurricane country....

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Old May 4th, 2013, 01:52 PM   #48
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Fortunately, their historic courthouse survived (with damage) and was painstakingly restored.

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I remember their ambition, one year after the storm, to become the most sustainable municipality in the world, with virtually all major non-residential buildings achieving LEED-Gold or Platinum certification, and many of the houses as well. Civic leaders and an architecture firm from Kansas City devised a plan and were able to win community support for green building in a typically highly conservative region.

Based on the small size of the town and near totality of the devastation, it appears that it would a realistic effort to achieve the largest percentage of sustainable structure of anywhere in the world--if they can harness enough localized support and (most likely) grant money, among other things.

Mayor Tom Dixon has been a real campaigner for the recovery of Greensburg. I saw him speak at a conference in Alabama last year, capitalizing on northern Alabama's needs after they suffered such horrible tornadoes through Tuscaloosa and whatnot. At 6'8" or so, Dixon would be a presence regardless of his speaking ability, but he is clearly very well prepared to narrate his town's story and to inspire other communities.
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