Monday, August 07, 2006


You know those huge, long bolts they put in to hold the walls to the building? (see July 30 post) Well, this is what they look like on the outside. They attach to these metal plates to provide extra support for the building. They did the same thing on the Bush Hotel just before the Nisqually Earthquake and fortunately, even though it looked bad, there was really minimal damage to that building.

On the other hand, this building had no reinforcements at all and came through that earthquake totally unscathed! But since this is going to be our home for at least the next 6o years, we might as well make it as strong as possible.

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