This is exciting. Obviously I can't say anything because the condo is for sale at almost 5 million. But it requires some faith. I would buy it, if I were a billionaire.
This is the ultimate push of existing earthquake engineering. Did they go with stiffness and strength, or flexibility and energy absorption?
You have faith that this is well-instrumented.
You have faith in the damping, that this won't toss like a tiny ship at sea.
You have faith that shake tables are the be-all and end-all.
You have faith that Toronto doesn't really have earthquakes.
Anyway, this will be tested with the first big wind storm. I have faith it will ride it out, steady as a rock.
Also I have faith that condos are built like bank towers, no huge soft-storey system and the towers on transfer slabs.
No transfer slabs here, because who needs parking? I won't update my M7 earthquake scenario. :)
**please note that I know absolutely nothing about the engineering of this tower, and I like it that way. This is satirical, based on superficial observation, and has no gravitas whatsoever.
ps. I'll buy it as soon as I can open my bitcoin vault. I don't know why they got my name wrong. :)
pps. I have faith that they put in a superb engineering effort, and not just hacked up like most condos. Also, extensive instrumentation would quickly confirm all assumptions. I would love to read the extensive report.