Builders Turn to Timber to make Skyscrapers Earthquake Proof

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Source: Gizmodo.com.au

Seventh century Japanese builders apparently discovered the way to build tall buildings and make them earthquake resistant.

Japan is prone to earthquakes so builders discovered a number of methods to make buildings outlast these feats of nature. Many of these ancient structures are still standing, so what was their secret?

Well for one thing, they used timber to build tall structures.

Read more at http://www.gizmodo.com.au/2015/12/the-ancient-material-thats-being-used-to-develop-earthquake-proof-skyscrapers-wood/

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