Building Damage in Sendai

March 17, 2011 by  
Filed under Structural

by Shunsuke Otani

Miki Shoji Co, a commercial business company, reported building damage statistics by external observation along the Sendai main street; out of 175 buildings

No damage: 95
Some damage, but could be operational in short time: 66
Severe damage, need some time before use: 14
Collapse or tilting: 0

Sendai is the largest city in the affected area.  A church in Mito City, Ibaragi Prefecture, suffered severe damage in the tower. A automobile ramp to the roof parking area collapse and killed three persons in automobiles; the ramp is supported by steel columns and connected to the main structure of a super market building.

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