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Which building form is safest in an earthquake?

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Date Recorded: May 11, 2014
Duration: 00:00:49

Q: Some building forms are more vulnerable to earthquakes than others—which is safest?
L-shaped and short
Square and short
Square and tall
Long and rectangular

A: Square and short.

Learn more in the National Building Museum's exhibition Designing for Disaster.

Designing for Disaster animations produced by C&G Partners with special thanks to the exhibition’s curatorial associate, Christine Canabou.

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