Apartment Blocks in Armenia
( Click on the picture
above to see a close up. )
These apartment blocks in Armenia
were both made from a structural
frame of reinforced
concrete with masonry
walls between the columns
Many buildings constructed like this suffered damage from
The reinforced concrete frames of newer buildings were generally
undamaged while older ones were severely damaged
or collapsed (Why?).
However, masonry infill
walls in both new and old buildings were damaged (Why?).
This left many buildings uninhabitable.