Iran may not impress us with its flying saucer drones, but the country does at least one thing better than anyone else: Make concrete. Iran is in an earthquake zone, and its engineers make some of the world's toughest building materials, which could conceivably withstand small earthquakes.
Or, as it happens, artificially-induced earth shaking. Like from bombs.
A tower within a Tower: extra cladding in the
By Laurie Goldman and Sander GoldmanPosted 05.06.2005 at 7:00 pm 0 Comments
Running up the center of the building is a fortresslike tower whose walls, made of two-to-three-foot-thick reinforced concrete and steel, will provide structural support for the building and fire protection for the infrastructure it contains: elevators, stairways and utilities such as the pipes that carry water to the sprinklers.