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.
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