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Last I heard they were investigating, no stated cause that I am aware of.

Paul
----- Original Message -----
From: "Craig Slama" <cslama(--nospam--at)hvc.rr.com>
To: <seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org>
Sent: Wednesday, December 13, 2000 6:53 PM
Subject: Re: Apartment Building Collapse


> A sudden failure of this sort?
> It sounds like it could be caused by an unforseeable factor (or I suppose
> material degeneration)
> Is there any more information available somewhere?
> This building collapse has definately piqued my interest.
>
> Craig
>
> Craig Slama, PEng
> Structural Engineer
> Tectonic Engineering Consultants
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Paul Feather" <pfeather(--nospam--at)san.rr.com>
> To: <seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org>
> Sent: Wednesday, December 13, 2000 3:40 PM
> Subject: Re: Apartment Building Collapse
>
>
> >
> > > >If the designer was a youngster when he designed it and with 76 years
> > > >passing since it was built, the designer probably doesn't have to
worry
> > much
> > > >about the liability  :<)
> > > >Regards,
> > > >Bill Cain  S.E.
> > > >Oakland CA
> > > >
> >
> > I figured this one was coming, but let's add another scenario to the
> > discussion.  A few weeks back there was an article on a building in the
> > Newport Harbor area that was partly on land and partly over the water on
> > piers.  After 27 useful years of service the building piers sank over a
24
> > hour period creating a 30 plus degree list into the harbor.  Building is
> > currently declared unsafe but I have not heard any further information.
> >
> > How do you view a failure like this after 27 years?
> >
> > Paul Feather
> >
> >
> >
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