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Building to the limits

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14 September - 19 March 2006, Antenna Gallery, Science Museum, London. Free exhibition sponsored by Siemens examining the technological innovations enabling architects and engineers to create buildings capable of withstanding typhoons and powerful earthquakes.

Highlights include how Taipei 101, the world's tallest building in Taiwan, copes with typhoon winds of more than 240km/h and the design process behind the striking 2008 Olympics Beijing National Swimming Centre.

The exhibition will look at how engineers are ensuring building safety, saving energy, creating new built heritage, coping with extreme environments and tackling the demand for new homes. Tel: 0870 870 4868; visit: www.sciencemuseum. org. uk

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