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Hong Kong, the hub of Southeast Asia.And an earthquake zone. The steel skeleton construction of the Hong Kong and Shanghai Bank, therefore, has two special features.
Firstly, the floors are combined, six at a time, in sections, which are suspended together in moment-free connection points. Secondly, the corresponding bearing positions are fitted with maintenance-free INA spherical plain bearings. The sections are able to compensate earthquake shocks independently of one another due to this method of construction.