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L.A./ Northridge cracked moment frames 1998 -Reply

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Tom, you asked" After the Northridge earthquake, L.A. mandated all
moment frame buildings near the epicenter be evaluated for cracked/
damaged joints. There were a few hundred involved.    Can someone
post the results?  Please expand on current plans on this
subject.I also remember some talk of expanding this to residential
highrises along Wilshire Blvd, was this done?"

Some 242 buildings are known to be subject to the ordinance. 160 of
these buildings found damaged joints. All but 10 of these buildings have
repair permis or in plan check to obtain one. There are no immediate
plans to increase the scope of this ordinance to residential buildings.