Eight Buildings That Withstood Natural Disasters
October 31, 2012
Now that Frankenstorm Sandy has flooded Lower Manhattan, left 8 million without power, and dumped snow across the Appalachians, we’ve gotten to wondering when our floating cities will be ready. But before we place our lives in the lilypad-shaped hands of Vincent Callebaut, let’s not abandon land just yet. Though they were fierce, the biggest disasters of the past 100 years have in no way conquered the wits of architects and engineers. Here’s a quick tour of eight projects, large and small, that managed to outwit the elements. Click through to see them all!