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'Towering Inferno' pitted technical types against evil corporate owner

Chris,

You don't have to go to the movies. The "Global Warming" situation is doing that right now in real life!!!!

Regards,

H. Daryl Richardson

----- Original Message ----- From: "Christopher Wright" <chrisw(--nospam--at)skypoint.com>
To: <seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org>
Sent: Monday, June 29, 2009 12:45 PM
Subject: Re: Update: Dallas Cowboys roof Collapse



On Jun 29, 2009, at 12:11 PM, Bill Polhemus wrote:

I guess what I should have said is "there's no glory in an engineering job well done."
Not a helluva lot of money either. But it's really cool showing your kids something you had a hand in. And truth to tell, I get a huge amount of satisfaction in figuring out problems that baffle the laity.

You can have a movie about a fighting attorney, winning a big case against the "evil corporations." But I suspect a story about a crusading structural engineer that "wins" against the "evil corporate building owner" to make sure a building is safe, won't get green-lighted in Hollyweird any time soon.
'China Syndrome' and 'No Island in the Sky' were a couple, although James Stewart's character was bit bit loopier than I see myself. And 'Towering Inferno' pitted technical types against evil corporate owner.

N.B. I dig the historical analogy.
Best I could do on short notice

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