Are San Francisco’s Building’s Equipped to Handle a Massive Earthquake?


The New York Times: Thomas Fuller, Anjali Singhvi, and Josh Williams-

Due to the housing shortage in San Francisco, the city built upwards, creating taller buildings that are located extremely close to one and other. As a result, experts are taking a closer look at the city’s building regulations and if the city’s buildings are properly prepared to deal with a massive earthquake. A major issue is that the city currently has 160 buildings taller than 240 feet, with around 100 of these buildings built in high liquefaction risk zones, and many more under construction.

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