In defence of Zeytinburnu

A multiple level assessment of the seismic vulnerability of several thousand buildings in Zeytinburnu, a district in Istanbul with much deficient construction, is presented. Consistent results are obtained from walkdown surveys as well as sophisticated two tier discriminant analyses developed within the framework of NATO SfP project SfP97723 1.


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G. Ozcebe, H. Sucuoğlu, M. S. Yücemen, and A. Yakut, “In defence of Zeytinburnu,” 2005, vol. 66, Accessed: 00, 2020. [Online]. Available: