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I have heard references to this sign failure for years, but I have never been able to find any written documentation of it. Does anyone know if there was a report issued on the investigation, or coverage in any of the engineering journals?

It's always easier and much more painless to learn from other's mistakes.

Dmitri Wright

From: Harold Sprague <spraguehope(--nospam--at)>
To: <seaint(--nospam--at)>
Subject: RE: Sign Structures

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The sign in question does not warrent a dynamic analysis, but there are sig=
ns along the strip in Las Vegas that sometimes are evaluated in wind tunnel=
s with modifications at the base to determine a dynamic response. =20
The Hilton sign in Las Vegas is 279' tall with a terrible plan and elevatio=
n aspect ratio.  The sign it replaced blew down in a wind storm.  Regards,H=
arold Sprague

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