Building a Tsunami-Proof City Hall?
Just look at this adorably beachy, spacious building. It could be a hotel, a wedding venue, a fancy restaurant.
But nope! It’s a proposed design for the new Cannon Beach City Hall/tsunami evacuation center. Intended to house up to 1,500 evacuees, Oregon State University researchers are currently testing a scale model of the building to see how it might withstand the waves.
If this thing gets built, it’ll be the first tsunami evacuation center in the United States. Also the cutest.
Do you know what to do when a tsunami strikes? Tips at oregonredcross.org/tsunamis.
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It looks like one of the houses I was looking at in a book about architecture. 🙂 But cuter. I'm with you on that!
I worked with the OSU webcam guys for awhile, and they have an amazing network of cameras in the wave lab. If you take a peak at the basin cameras, you can see the design and watch them test it live!
I <3 webcams. 😛
I'm currently in school (with nothing to do, before you ask! :P), so I can't look at it now, but I will when I get home. 🙂
Thanks for sharing the link!
(PS Robin, my Nobel Peace Prize teacher asked me to ask you if you got my email.)