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All 3 links worked for me.  Thanks to all who provided links.

My understanding is that the metal framework and struts outside the concrete tube were not just supporting a metal roof, but were an integral part of the concrete & steel moment-resisting structure. 

Ralph Hueston Kratz
Structural Engineer
Richmond CA USA

In a message dated 2/15/05 2:19:59 PM, wwerner(--nospam--at) writes:



    You have to copy and paste all three lines of the link to cause it to work. You can't just click on the link Ron sent. You may have more success with the one below.





Wesley C. Werner

-----Original Message-----
From: S. Gordin [mailto:mailbox(--nospam--at)]
Sent: Tuesday, February 15, 2005 5:13 PM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)
Subject: RE: French Airport Roof collapse

Thanks for finding the stuff.
Your link did not work; this one, however, did:

Amazing - the collapse of a huge concrete structure was apparently caused by the punching shear from a strut supporting a relatively light roof.  They are also talking about time-related deterioration - how could that happen in 11 months?
Steve Gordin
-----Original Message-----
From: Ron Hill [
Sent: Tuesday, February 15, 2005 2:02 PM
To: Seaint@Seaint. Org
Subject: French Airport Roof collapse

This is the first I've heard about this since the collapse.

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