Photos: Aftermath of March 27, 1964, Good Friday quake in Alaska

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Fifth Avenue Chrysler Center
  • Highway fissured and spread
  • Fourth Avenue landslide
  • Elementary school in Anchorage
  • Fifth Avenue Chrysler Center
  • Alaska Sales and Service building
  • Anchorage International Airport
  • Control tower at Anchorage International Airport
Fifth Avenue Chrysler Center
The Fifth Avenue Chrysler Center in Anchorage was constructed of pre-cast, pre-stressed concrete roof T's which rested on concrete block walls in most parts of the building. However, in the showroom area the roof T's rested on reinforced concrete columns. This portion of the building completely collapsed, dropping the roof T's onto the automobiles below. 1964.