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Just thinking out loud:

2-building analysis:

Wouldn't the shear wall building be subjected to two earthquake 
accelerations at the same time?  One from the earthquake, applied at the 
base and one from the frame structure applied to the top of the shear wall 

Wouldn't the frame building be subject to only the accelerations imparted to 
it from the top of the shear wall building and not due to the seismic event 
itself as it would be if it was constructed on the ground?

Ben, why don't you ask some hard questions?

A. Roger Turk, P.E.(Structural)
Tucson, Arizona

P.S.  Glad that I only have to think out loud about this!