The ‘death box’ where Seattle earthquake researchers work

July 16, 2018

When the next major earthquake roils our region, University of Washington’s civil engineers and seismic experts will not be safe.

That’s because their building is vulnerable to earthquakes.

More Hall was built in 1946 before modern building codes were in place and, as a result, the building’s concrete columns could explode like a fallen fine china during an earthquake.

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