Memphis Pyramid, Bass Pro deal shaky

Memphis Pyramid, Bass Pro deal shaky

Posted: Friday, February 11, 2011 10:04 am

MEMPHIS (AP) — Earthquake issues have created what Memphis Mayor A C Wharton calls a serious problem with Bass Pro Shops’ deal involving The Pyramid.
The Commercial Appeal reports that seismic experts recently determined that the ground under the glass-sheathed downtown structure could become more like quicksand, if an earthquake shook the city.
The company says it wants to do detailed testing with a scale model of The Pyramid.
If those tests determine a costly retrofitting of the building is needed, Bass Pro Shops founder Johnny Morris said his company would consider alternative locations in downtown Memphis.

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