Chilean architecture stands test of earthquakes

Some people run into the street during an earthquake, but Rene Lagos would rather be indoors -- preferably on the top floor of a skyscraper. The Chilean engineer crunched the numbers for some of the tallest buildings in Santiago, and he loves to feel them move when earthquakes strike -- as they do regularly in Chile, one of the world's most seismically active countries. "Everything that's going to fall has already fallen," says Lagos from the 24th floor of a high-rise in the Chilean capital. "When a strong earthquake comes along, I just try to enjoy it.... I spend my life designing buildings for this occasion, so I can't let myself get so nervous I don't experience it." Chile is located on the Pacific Ocean's "Ring of Fire," a seismically turbulent region where many of Earth's volcanic eruptions and earthquakes occur. In the past five years, the South American country

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