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Very well said Dennis. I live for challenges from architects so that we
(engineers), can create those perceptions in a structure.
When people ask me "what do I do for a living", I say sometimes I'm an
artist.  Because I "create" structures as an engineer.
As Mr. Trobridge, I think I'm going to frame your comment also.

Simon Solorio, P.E.

-----Original Message-----
From: Dennis S. Wish PE <wish(--nospam--at)cwia.com>
To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org <seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org>
Date: Wednesday, December 30, 1998 9:17 PM
Subject: RE: Structural Engineers are Artists!


>The greatest art, is the ability to make an architects dream a reality.
>There is little distinction between the professions. The creation of
>structural elements is as much an art form as the skin which covers it.
>Without our structural creativity, Architects dreams would remain simply
>dreams.
>We are also magicians - for we can create perceptions within our structures
>that appear to defy the laws of science. This defines the creative nature
of
>our profession.
>
>Dennis S. Wish PE
>
>
>-----Original Message-----
>From: Majid Sarraf [mailto:msarraf(--nospam--at)uottawa.ca]
>Sent: Tuesday, December 29, 1998 4:39 PM
>To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
>Subject: Structural Engineers are Artists!
>
>
>Who says structural engineers are not artists?! We can create things even
>better than artists and computer scientists do!
>
>Does not it sound realistic? Simply visit  www.uottawa.ca/~msarraf
>
>Majid
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>At 11:18 PM 12/29/1998 +0000, you wrote:
>>Try the Historic American Engineering Record
>>http://www.cr.nps.gov/habshaer/
>>
>>Regards,
>>
>>Bruce
>>
>>>>> <BRBATES(--nospam--at)aol.com> 12/28 8:17 PM >>>
>>
>>Does anyone know of a source for structural drawings, concept drawings,
>>antique blueprints, etc. as artwork? I recently came across some framed
>>structural drawings of certain famous bridges, they're quite attractive.
>I'm
>>wondering if there is a source for more of this sort of thing.
>>
>>Thanks,
>>
>>Bruce Bates
>>RISA technologies
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
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