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Any structure made from masonry (i.e., all the gorgeous old apt houses & office bldgs in Portland, if they haven't undergone a renovation in the last 10-15 years) will collapse into rubble. Think Kobe in Japan. So if you live or work in one of these, that's something to think about.
The Portland School District's renovations of school buildings of late have all included reinforcing the brick walls with rebar, to hold the roof up so kids will have time to get out.
(But many old historic buildings haven't had the same attention, because of lack of money. Union Station in downtown Portland--which the city owns now--will be rubble, because the city hasn't found any money to fix it.)
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