Wednesday, May 30, 2012

[jules' pics] Walking in Ginza

I think we're not in Britain anymore. Not only is it warm and sunny, but the buildings reach the sky. I wonder what they did with all the cars while we were away. What confuses me most, however, is that in an earthquake you are supposed to move such that you are 1.5 building heights away from any buildings.

Posted By Blogger to jules' pics at 5/30/2012 04:59:00 PM

1 comment:

Hank Roberts said...

I wonder what kind of window glass they use?

I recall hearing a few decades back that the San Francisco financial district is predicted to be ten feet deep in big shattered pieces of plate glass.

The safety-glass shatter-into-little-cube windows are only used on the bottom ten floors or something like that, as an economy measure to keep down the cost of building skyscrapers. The non-safety-glass windows were (are?) expected to come down in big pieces.

Getting under a parked vehicle was recommended if you found yourself there at the time.

Moscone Center is a few blocks from that so the AGU is relatively safe.