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- From: David Owens <"dtowens(--nospam--at)cogent.net"@cogent.net>
- Date: Wed, 26 Jun 1996 08:41:25 -0700
I would appreciate a discussion regarding the May 29, 1996 article in the New Yorker regarding the 59 Story Crisis. Briefly, it discribes Structural Engineer William LeMessurier, engineer of the 52 story CitiCorp tower in New York, and his discovery that his office substituted bolted connections for welded connections in the bracing of the building. Mr. LeMessurier (pronounced LeMeasure) re-did his wind calculations for quartering winds and discovered they were undersized. He was forced to "confess" to the architect, Hugh Stubbins, and the CitiCorp owners, and what transpired thereafter. Interesting reading, and every design professionals nightmare. Fortunately, his reputation was enhanced. ...
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