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    Where is Snowy? Yoyo Szeto's Avatar
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    1.5 Million Ton Metal Damper

    Hi All,
    This is my first post in Viewfinder. I visited Taipei in August and spent a few hours in Taipei 101, the tallest building in the world. The 89th floor of 101 (the locals use it for the building) is open to the public and I did not miss the chance to be there. The building uses a 1.5 million ton metal ball to reduce the vibration of it when it is blown by wind. The technique is quite common amount high-rises. The interesting point is that the damper can be seen on that floor. I am attaching the damper photo. If you are interested in architecture, you must visit the place.
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    Re: 1.5 Million Ton Metal Damper

    Mistake! Should be 1.5 million lbs.

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    Re: 1.5 Million Ton Metal Damper

    Yoyo,This is great.Your work is exceptional...as usual. Thanks for sharing this one.

    With regards,

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    Re: 1.5 Million Ton Metal Damper

    Hi Rick,
    Thanks for commenting on this old post. I am glad that you like the photo. By the way, a German publisher used this photo in their publication in 2006.
    yoyo
    Last edited by Yoyo Szeto; 01-08-2009 at 08:06 AM.

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    Re: 1.5 Million Ton Metal Damper

    I missed this the first time around too Yoyo. It's exceptional as most of your images are. Good to have you over at Viewfinder. Hope you are as much a regular here as you are on the Critique Forum from now on.
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    Re: 1.5 Million Ton Metal Damper

    Thanks a lot, OT.
    yoyo

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    Re: 1.5 Million Ton Metal Damper

    that is amazing!
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    Re: 1.5 Million Ton Metal Damper

    That is an amazing fact YoYo. thanks for sharing this.
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    Re: 1.5 Million Ton Metal Damper

    Hi Chris and Greg,
    Thanks a lot!
    yoyo

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    Re: 1.5 Million Ton Metal Damper

    Enjoying your interesting and beautiful photo.

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