Public places such as airports are often designed to withstand strong earthquakes particularly in modern cities that are prone to earthquakes. When the ground shakes people have to be careful from objects falling off walls … or eagles falling from the roof!
Two large eagles each having a wingspan of 15 meters and weighing 2 tonnes were suspended from the roof of Wellington Airport to promote the Hobbit trilogy. Clearly these birds cannot fly – one of the eagles fell down as a result of the shaking from a 6.2-magnitude earthquake last month. Thankfully no one was injured when it came down.
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