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The International Hurricane Research Center in Miami, Florida, features 12, six-foot tall fans—a virtual Wall of 
Wind™—capable of simulating Category 5 hurricanes to test the performance of structures and materials.
Wall of Wind™, Florida International University
The International Hurricane Research Center in Miami, Florida, features 12, six-foot tall fans—a virtual Wall of Wind™—capable of simulating Category 5 hurricanes to test the performance of structures and materials.

June 30-July 13: The Alexandria Community Art Library

Torpedo Factory Art Center is celebrating its 40th anniversary with a special exhibit that honors the organization’s history and role within its hometown community. The Alexandria Community Art Library is a joint-project by Sara Black and Hideous Beast, who repurposed materials from the greater D.C. region to build the site-specific work. The Target Gallery is currently divided into three parts: a cabinet of curiosities, an art lending library and a reading area. You can check it all out through July 13.

June 30-August 2, 2015: Designing for Disaster

Big storms can be devastating. In Designing for Disaster, an exhibit at the National Building Museum, you can see how communities and experts are applying new approaches to design and engineering in an effort to prepare for a range of natural hazards. Organized by the elements: Earth, Air, Fire and Water, the exhibit also presents artifacts from past disasters, including Hurricane Katrina and the 2011 earthquake that damaged the National Cathedral and other local buildings.

Music: “Build It Up (instrumental)” by The Byrds

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