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New York Times: 'Keeping Skyscrapers from Blowing in the Wind'

Damping systems keep occupants comfortable from lobby to penthouse

"Fueled by a scarcity of land and by demand from multimillionaires willing to pay record prices for helicopter views of Central Park and beyond, Manhattan developers are building ever taller, ever thinner apartment buildings on ever tinier lots. Clustered mostly in and around West 57th Street, these skinny skyscrapers are reaching heights of more than 1,000 feet. 
One consequence of beanstalk proportions: The higher and slimmer buildings get, the more they tend to sway at the top."

The Times highlights how our tuned mass damper expertise keeps New York's slender skyscrapers comfortable for occupants by reducing the movement that occurs during high winds.

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