Tapei 101′s 728-ton Stabilising Ball

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The Taipei 101 Building sits just over 600ft from a major fault line. This big ball thing keeps it from swinging. My big balls do the exact opposite.

More about tuned mass dampeners here: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tuned_mass_damper

More about this building here: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taipei_101#Construction

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4 Responses to Tapei 101′s 728-ton Stabilising Ball

  1. hey, our commissary is build on one of those…but that’s b/c this whole place was built on a swamp.

  2. The other kings said it was daft to build a commissary in a swamp, but they built it all the same!

  3. well, the first one fell over into the swamp, so they built a second one, that burned down fell over then sank into the swamp, but the third one stayed up, and that’s where i buy my groceries, the strongest commissary in all of Germany!

  4. And it sank into the swamp.




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