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		The question asks "What adjective(s) would you find it
appropriate to apply to someone who designed (a 1000 year old engineering
wonder).

	Conservative, and intimately familiar with the materials which he is
using.

 Alan Greatorex
USACRREL
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Hanover, NH 03755-1290
Phone:	603-646-4210
FAX		603-646-4640
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		-----Original Message-----
		From:	Greg Smith [mailto:strusup(--nospam--at)gte.net]
		Sent:	Monday, April 24, 2000 10:38 PM
		To:	seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
		Subject:	Re: 1000 year old Engineering wonder

		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
		> cityfile(--nospam--at)chicagoreader.com
		>
		>
		> 312/828-0350
		> "When all else fails, read the directions."
		> **No electrons were injured in the production of this
message**
		>
	
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		> Please responding DIRECTLY  to  Mr. Henderson
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		> Thanks    Bob  Johnson
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