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In a message dated 7/28/05 3:33:07 PM, elig(--nospam--at)psm-engineers.com writes:
SanFranand Japan have tons of residential "units" all built flush against each
other that perform great in EQ's.

Except the end/corner ones, of course, which tend to fall down, as seen in the Marina District of San Francisco in the 1989 Loma Prieta eq.   Also, "flush against" often actually means a couple/few inches of separation.

Ralph Hueston Kratz, S.E.
Richmond CA USA




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