Discover four features of Portland’s urban fabric that demonstrate the city's state of preparedness for a great earthquake:
1. Buildings: Mercy Corps Headquarters, including the historic Parker-Scott Building, an unreinforced masonry (URM) structure originally designed and built without regard for earthquakes that has been retrofit for modern use;
2. Bridges: The Burnside Bridge, emblematic of the eleven Willamette River crossings that enable the private and commercial circulation that is Portland’s lifeblood;
3. Infrastructure: The Willamette harbor wall, essential public infrastructure that protects downtown Portland from flooding and maintains a navigable river channel; and
4. Responders: Portland Fire Station #1, a fully retrofitted example of the thirty-one fire and rescue stations from which the city will stage emergency response when an earthquake strikes.
Featured in this video: Yumei Wang, Randall Toma, Jon Henrichsen, Devon Lumbard, David O'Longaigh, Edward Wolf, and Mayor Sam Adams.
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