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Old March 12th, 2011, 04:01 AM   #5501
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Here's the Sky Tree during one of the aftershocks in the afternoon. You can see the top of the spire swaying, thanks the gods for the counterweights.



The construction was obviously suspended today after the 1st shocks. The builders have been evacuated the tower pretty quick, they even left the cranes without pulling in the hook. This is why you see it swinging, luckily they didn't have any heavy loads still hanging halfway.
Man, that was badass. This surely cements the Sky Tree as an engineering masterpiece.

I'm so glad it's still standing, it'll be a major morale booster in the coming weeks.
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Old March 12th, 2011, 04:53 AM   #5502
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Since the tower was unaffected I don't see how any of this earthquake business has any place in this thread.
Why don't you and MattSid **** off and die
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Old March 12th, 2011, 05:52 AM   #5503
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Crude and unnecessary comment, abc.

Though I agree not just to ignore this major earthquake near the major high-building project of this thread - both rationally and emotionally.

MontanaGuy has pointed out some consequences that might affect the construction progress: human and technical resources that are immediatelly needed for rescue, repair and rebuilding, plus possible problems with transportation. Also there could be supply difficulties from affected partners. With a worst case scenario, we should also have a look at the Nikkei during coming weeks: another financial crises could bring delay, too (although I suppose the tower's funding to be solid in general).

Finally: there seem to be no visible damages - fine! ... but anyway they'll have to check TST for hair cracks, I guess.

Nevertheless I trust that Uaarkson is right and a soon continuing Tokyo Sky Tree will give a feeling of hope to the Japanoise people.

So let's hope that the nuclear power plants can be controlled.
And R.I.P. to the victims of this natural "3/11".
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Old March 12th, 2011, 05:55 AM   #5504
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Hi all.

Holy crap !!!

That vid is unreal...

All tall structures sway, they can't be rigid / brittle - we know that. I know of some of the numbers for the max sway of a few structures in a 50 year wind event - some up to 1.5 meters each way ...
Up untill now they were just numbers - to see it in this earthquake situation blows me away !
Downright scary.

Also let me join the other forummers in hoping the best for Japan in this trying time.


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Old March 12th, 2011, 06:09 AM   #5505
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Crude and unnecessary comment, abc.

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What, and their comments weren't?...
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Old March 12th, 2011, 06:21 AM   #5506
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my god, that video is badass.. get well Japan, rip for all those who perished on this saddest day
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Old March 12th, 2011, 06:46 AM   #5507
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why its called sky tree

in japan all tall buildings are called trees !
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Old March 12th, 2011, 10:09 AM   #5508
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Oh, shutup. How is expressing sympathy off topic? What else could you possibly expect in this thread at this time? Construction updates? Wake up.
There are other threads for expressions of sympathy, like in Japan forum.

On topic in this thread are actual news - like, what is broken, what is safe and sound.

So, as we can see, the cranes were evacuated with hooks left to sway, but no heavy objects hanging. The tree swayed but has not been visibly changed.

Are the tuned mass dampers tuned to the current position of spire and retuned every time the spire is moved?

Considering that the spire has been fastened in its temporary position, not final position, have any fastenings inside been damaged by the swaying?
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Old March 12th, 2011, 10:25 AM   #5509
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To all those who bring up the off topic posts......get real....a moment in time for the Tokyo Sky Tree but what was going on at the same time was so tragic.....we can love architecture and engineering but right now a pic of a whipping crane cable means more than ignorant people can understand.....The world is with you Japan.....


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Old March 12th, 2011, 11:22 AM   #5510
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yeah, let's forget about victims and continue with the skyscraper..
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That's a Skyscraper Thread, not the Wailing Wall, can we come back on topic?
You all need to chill out with your ontopic/offtopic crap, it's not like they're discussing which bananas are the best, it's about a freaking disaster that struck large parts of Japan.

And what's wrong with showing a little compassion for those in Japan. People in Japan don't give a crap about the construction of the Sky tree right now, they have got others things to worry about.
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Old March 12th, 2011, 11:53 AM   #5511
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The Nuclear Power station has exploded......OK another off topic post but we have to see what is real and happening now in our fellow human country......!
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Old March 12th, 2011, 12:11 PM   #5512
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How much of the tsunami reached Tokyo Bay, and did any reach this canal?
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Old March 12th, 2011, 12:28 PM   #5513
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Tokyo wasn't hit by the Tsunami, the bay lies in the shadow of the direction of the waves of the Tsunami. The water level probably changed quite a lot when the Tsunami passed but there wasn't the power behind it like on the video's from Sendai.

The canal next to the Sky Tree is also is also not directly connected to the rivers that have an open connection with the sea.
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Old March 12th, 2011, 12:29 PM   #5514
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How much of the tsunami reached Tokyo Bay, and did any reach this canal?
the tsunami never did affect Tokyo because Tokyo is in a bay and it's very well protected
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Old March 12th, 2011, 12:42 PM   #5515
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Tokyo - the whole world with you!

The most powerful earthquake in Japan after 1923 by force of almost 9 points occurred March 11, 2011. Tokyo suffered a severe blow, but remained virtually intact and unharmed. Very well built houses and skyscrapers in Tokyo. And even a new tower "Sky Tree" stood, thereby passing all tests for seismic stability.
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Old March 12th, 2011, 01:01 PM   #5516
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Saw people upset that boats in California banged together......It's all relative isn't it.
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Old March 12th, 2011, 01:32 PM   #5517
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Old March 12th, 2011, 01:54 PM   #5518
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Here's the Sky Tree during one of the aftershocks in the afternoon. You can see the top of the spire swaying, thanks the gods for the counterweights.



The construction was obviously suspended today after the 1st shocks. The builders have been evacuated the tower pretty quick, they even left the cranes without pulling in the hook. This is why you see it swinging, luckily they didn't have any heavy loads still hanging halfway.
if the aftershock caused that much swinging, the stronger 1st shock must have done something even worst.
just can't imagine what went through the operator mind in the tiny control room 600+m up in the sky. it must be holy scary.
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Old March 12th, 2011, 04:15 PM   #5519
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Swinging skyscrapers in Tokyo.

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Old March 12th, 2011, 04:28 PM   #5520
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Looking at these videos the engineering of their buildings is nothing short of amazing, it's surely saved countless lives. My thoughts go out to the people of Japan.
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