Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Psychology at Depth

Originally published by Science and Mechanics, in November 1931, the depthscraper was proposed as a residential engineering solution for surviving earthquakes in Japan.

The structure, "whose frame resembles that of a 35-story skyscraper of the type familiar in American large cities," would actually be constructed "in a mammoth excavation beneath the ground."

1 comment:

W.M. Bear said...

A hole in the ground -- what a great idea for the Bush Library!