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SAYIN' HEY FROM TAIPEI

WASHINGTON DC 04.27.2017

FEDERAL MARKETS & REAL PROPERTIES

A New President & GSA: What Does That Mean For You?

Norman Dong -- U.S. General Services Administration (GSA)
Tom Finan -- Trammell Crow Company
Bruce Childs -- USAA Real Estate
SAYIN' HEY FROM TAIPEI
SAYIN' HEY FROM TAIPEI
What's this space age-looking contraption? It's the world's largest passive tuned mass wind damper, which our New York real estate reporter Amanda Marsh snapped recently while visiting Taiwan's TAIPEI 101, the world's second-tallest building. The 660 metric-ton damper, with a diameter of 18 feet, is suspended from the building's 92nd to 87th floor and shifts and produces a counterforce that reduces the energy of earthquakes and wind, assuring the stability of the building and comfort for those inside. Want to learn more about TAIPEI 101 and some of Taiwan's coolest architecture? Check out our NY edition.