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Resilient.


Greg


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Sent: Monday, April 24, 2000 8:57 PM
Subject: 1000 year old Engineering wonder


> Attention SEAINT Web server members:
>
> What adjective would you use to describe a 1000 "engineered" structure?
>
> Reliable?
> stable?
> sound
>
> What adjective can you think of   ?????.
>
> How would you describe this structure to the public?
>
> See following message
>
> =======================================================
> Subj:    thanks & question
> Date:   00-04-19 12:38:01 EDT
> From:   hs(--nospam--at)niia.net (Sandy & Harold Henderson)
> To: Rbengrguy(--nospam--at)aol.com
>
>
> I have an engineering type of question for you, in connection with a
Reader
> story I am working on.  What adjective(s) would you find it appropriate to
> apply to someone who designed a large structure that lasted for a thousand
> years?
>
>  How about if he was apparently the first to design anything in this way?
> And if the structure used materials that we would not expect to be
especially
> durable at that location?
>
> No, this is not a joke.  I find his achievement quite impressive, but I
could
> use a professional opinion, since I am likely to find even "routine"
> engineering
> impressive once it is explained to me!
>
> Harold
> Harold Henderson
> hs(--nospam--at)niia.net
> 219/324-2620
> Chicago Reader
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>
> 312/828-0350
> "When all else fails, read the directions."
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> Please responding DIRECTLY  to  Mr. Henderson
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