Video: Violent shaking but no real destruction at Toyo Ito's Mediatheque in Sendai
Earthquake-wracked Sendai is home to Toyo Ito's 2001 Mediatheque building, a multipurpose cultural center and one of Japan's -- and the world's -- most significant pieces of contemporary architecture. This video appears to have been shot by someone taking shelter from the quake under a desk inside the building.
Two things are extraordinary here: The sheer length of the shaking and the way the building seems to sway violently without buckling.
This picture appears to show another interior view of the post-quake Mediatheque, and like the video suggests that the building remains largely intact.