Tsunami-Resistant Shelter

By Robert Robillard on Design

 

 

 

 

 

 

First US Tsunami-Resistant Shelter

A conceptual illustration of a proposed new Cannon Beach City Hall that would be elevated above all but the largest potential tsunamis and could serve as an evacuation shelter for residents who do not have time to reach higher ground.

Jay Raskin, president of Ecola Architects and former mayor of Cannon Beach designed this conceptual City Hall that would double as a Tsunami-Resistant Shelter


I figured my design and architect friends would be interested in this……

When a major earthquake triggers a giant tsunami in the U.S. Pacific Northwest, as experts predict, one coastal town will be ready.

Residents of the small Oregon town of Cannon Beach are preparing to build the first tsunami-resistant shelter in the U.S.

One way of improving survival odds is to build Tsunami-Resistant Shelter such a building is built on sturdy, concrete pillar-like stilts 15 feet above the water allowing the water to flow under it, with embankments or seawalls to dissipate waves.

The structures also need ramps that allow quick entry into the shelter.

The Pacific Northwest is one of the most dangerous earthquake and tsunami zones in the world—capable of producing magnitude 9 earthquakes followed within minutes by deadly, 50-foot (15.2-meter) high waves.

The next big earthquake could happen tomorrow or in several hundreds of years—no one knows for sure.


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