Seismic Rehabilitation of Existing Buildings

Notes:
Historic buildings generally are challenging to alter structurally to enhance their seismic performance. The conventional solutions of adding new walls or braces frecuently compromise the historic materials, spaces and charcter. The 1894 City and County Building in Salt Lake City was seismically upgraded using base isolation, which altered the seismic response sufficiently to allow the existing materials to be used for seismic resitance rather than requiring new structural systmes. Digitized from a set of 35 mm slides from AIA/ACSA Council on Architectural Research; showing details effect of earthquake on building structures.
Topics:
Architecture -- United States -- 20th century -- (YVRC)
Culture:
American
Accession Number:
3734-232
Genre:
photographs: documentary photographs (AAT)
Format:
Image
Content Type:
Prints & Photographs
Rights:
The use of this image may be subject to the copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) or to site license or other rights management terms and conditions. The person using the image is liable for any infringement.
Access Restrictions:
Yale Community Only
Source Note:
Buildings at Risk: Seismic Design Basics for Practicing Architects, Washington, DC., 1994
Yale Collection:
Visual Resources Collection
Digital Collection:
Visual Resources Collection
Local Record Number:
Portfolio Item ID: 331681
OID:
10003621
PID:
digcoll:1786468