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Industrialized Building in the Soviet Union (A Report of the U.S. Delegation to the USSR) [Book Review]

Housner, G. W. (1972) Industrialized Building in the Soviet Union (A Report of the U.S. Delegation to the USSR) [Book Review]. Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, 62 (2). p. 665. ISSN 0037-1106. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20140919-072625662

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Abstract

The report describes building practices in the USSR, particularly the construction of mass-produced apartment buildings. It contains, however, some statistics on the damage to the city of Tashkent by the earthquake of April 26, 1966: "Tashkent, fourth largest of the Soviet cities, demonstrates Russian resolve and the potential for the industrialization of housing. In 1966, an earthquake nearly demolished this city of 1,100,000 in Uzbek Republic. One-third of the total living area was destroyed and another one-sixth was damaged to an extent requiring demolition. The earthquake destroyed 96,000 apartments, 225 nurseries, 181 schools, and 118 medical facilities. Out of this rubble, Tashkent has rebuilt 23,000,000 square feet of housing and 15 schools in the last two years."


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Additional Information:© 1972 Seismological Society of America. Book review of: Industrialized Building in the Soviet Union (A Report of the U.S. Delegation to the USSR), James R. Wright, Editor, National Bureau of Standards Special Publication 334, 81 pp., December 1970.
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