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Giant ball in Taipei 101 during Sichuan earthquake

The Taipei 101 skyscraper has a giant ball hanging near the top that dampens any swaying motions of the building. Here it is in action during the Sichuan earthquake last month as the shockwaves reached Taipei:

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