Museum With Seismic Retrofitting by Bridgestone Named World Cultural Heritage Site

The National Museum of Western Art (NMWA), Tokyo, has been named a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site at a session of the World Heritage Committee on July 17, 2016, in Istanbul, Turkey. The building uses seismic isolation rubber bearings supplied by Bridgestone Corp. (TYO:5108). Bridgestone’s seismic isolation bearings consist of thin rubber layers and steel plates alternately laminated together. In...

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