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This is a video of a real scale (1:1) six floor reinforced concrete building, tested on a shake table with a 100% simulation of Kobe's earthquake.
At 1min. and 10sec. into the video we can clearly see what effect has an abrupt change in the lateral stiffness of a vertical element. Clearly something to account for in the design process!