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Has a tornado ever struck a sky-scraper?

Asked by RedDeerGuy1 (24356points) September 22nd, 2018

Would the sky-scraper survive? From different rates. From f0 – f5.

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JLeslie's avatar

I remember in ‘97 Miami had a tornado, which is extremely rare. Here’s a clip. It’s a little long, I fast forwarded a little, skipped around, I didn’t watch the whole thing. It wasn’t a very strong tornado. In Florida we don’t have any sort of sirens to warn people, so that’s why the city is full of people, and basically almost no one taking shelter. I’m not sure if it hit a skyscraper.

In FL we have had hurricane 3,4,5 levels come through metropolitan cities, and that’s very similar to F1,2,3 at the eye wall. I don’t know if you want to count that?

LostInParadise's avatar

I did a Web search. The sites I found said that the building would survive, though lots of windows would be broken. Link Link

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LadyMarissa's avatar

Fort Worth TX was hit March 2000 & it appears that most of the damage was the destroying of the windows yet the structure survived.

Fort Worth TX March 2000 Aftermath. The building appears to be OK.

I’m pretty sure one went through downtown Atlanta within the last 20 years; but, I can’t seem to find anything on it.

I personally would NOT want to be in a skyscraper when a tornado hit to learn first hand what happens!!!

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