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Earthquake Anniversary

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A Special Feature of DJC.COM
Feb. 27, 2002
Cadillac Building
Photo by Joe Nabbefeld
The Feb. 28, 2001 earthquake nearly brought down the Cadillac Building in Seattle's Pioneer Square.

Nisqually quake reinforced some vital lessons
What you need to know before the next one hits

Welding practices reconsidered
New FEMA guidelines will change the way steel-framed buildings are constructed.

Earthquake aftermath: a tale of two buildings
A year after the quake, the Starbucks Center is up and running again. But a damaged social-service center in Pioneer Square sits mostly empty.

Will your building stand up to the Big One?
Thanks to new research, seimic performance levels will become more accurate.

Three earthquakes, one tough building
The Legislative Building in Olympia was already due for a seismic upgrade. Then the Nisqually earthquake struck.

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