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San Francisco’s Big Seismic Gamble

By Patrick following x   2018 Apr 17, 10:35am 256 views   5 comments   watch   sfw   quote     share    


https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/04/17/us/san-francisco-earthquake-seismic-gamble.html?ref=patrick.net

San Francisco lives with the certainty that the Big One will come. But the city is also putting up taller and taller buildings clustered closer and closer together because of the state’s severe housing shortage. Now those competing pressures have prompted an anxious rethinking of building regulations. Experts are sending this message: The building code does not protect cities from earthquakes nearly as much as you might think.

It’s been over a century — Wednesday marks the 112th anniversary — since the last devastating earthquake and subsequent inferno razed San Francisco. Witnesses on the morning of April 18, 1906, described the city’s streets as rising and falling like a ribbon carried by the wind.

The violent shaking ignited a fire that lasted three days, destroying 500 city blocks and 28,000 buildings.
1   Ceffer   ignore (1)   2018 Apr 17, 10:56am   ↑ like (3)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

Looting IHLs will roam the streets like hyena packs, the homeless will start taking scalps and using them for toilet paper! Technocrats will fall howling from the swaying towers and penthouses!

Die, SF, Die the Death Of A Million Tattoos!
2   Goran_K   ignore (1)   2018 Apr 17, 11:02am   ↑ like (4)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

San Francisco is one 9.0 from Cannibal Anarchy. Leftist/Democrats have zero foundational values and doubtfully could feed themselves without a Whole Foods within a 10 minute walk.
3   RC2006   ignore (0)   2018 Apr 17, 11:14am   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

Maybe they could connect them all with lots of sky bridges this would add extra stability and make it so people could avoid the homeless and filth on the streets.
4   zzyzzx   ignore (1)   2018 Apr 17, 11:28am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

Perhaps the real problem here is the building codes?
5   BlueSardine   ignore (1)   2018 Apr 17, 12:52pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

Hey, it's a sanctuary city.
Who gives a fuck?




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