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The Hyatt regency was designed by the firm Gillum-Colaco Enterprise(GCE)
from St. Louis.  The engineer that performed the design on the skywalks was
Dan Duncan.  The EOR was Jack Gillum.  Dr. Colaco had no involvement in the

The skywalks collapsed in 1980.  Jack Gillum was a seasoned "structural"
engineer(held SE license in CA).  Both Jack and Dan had their licenses
revoked in the State of Missouri.  Other states also revoked their licenses.
In 1994 Jack Gillum was issued his civil license again in the State of
California.  Basically a mistake was made.

The aerospace engineers did the Florida collapse.  Obviously outside their
area of expertise.  I believe it was in Cocoa Beach.

As for Hendrix, his demise made me switch to music by Gustav Holtz.  I have
no idea why.  My music interests are a bit varied (Delta Blues to

Harold Sprague
The Neenan Company

-----Original Message-----
From: Bill Allen [mailto:Bill(--nospam--at)]
Sent: Tuesday, October 26, 1999 1:16 PM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)
Subject: RE: Engineering Title


FWIW, with regards to nuclear engineers doing wood framed designed, wasn't
it two unemployed aerospace engineers who were held responsible for the
Kansas City Hyatt Regency walkway collapse?

FWIW2, Jimi Hendrix was a drug addict.


Bill Allen, S.E.
Laguna Niguel, CA