Congratulations to GMTO on passing their successful Preliminary Design Review (PDR) for the Telescope Pier and Seismic Isolation System for the Giant Magellan Telescope. This historic milestone was facilitated by an international peer review panel comprised of distinguished, world-renowned seismic isolation and ground motion experts. M3 provided structural engineering services for design of the Telescope Pier and Seismic Isolation System to a 60 percent level of completion. The Giant Magellan Telescope will be the first observatory in the world to have a Telescope founded on a seismically isolated Telescope Pier.
See the official report here:
Giant Magellan Telescope earns top marks in earthquake safety, a first in observatory design
See an additional report here: