Thursday, August 25, 2011
Of Buildings and Earthquakes
W. T. Eckert reports in today's Register-Star that there is some concern about damage suffered by Columbia County buildings during Tuesday's earthquake: "County office buildings rocked by earthquake." The two buildings that are the subject of concern are the county's newest: 25 Railroad Avenue, built in 1990, and 325 Columbia Street, built in 2004. The sturdily constructed late 19th- and early 20th-century buildings owned by the county--610 State Street, 401 State Street, 560 Warren Street, and the courthouse--appear to have ridden out the earthquake without sustaining any damage.