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Author Topic: The Citicorp Building Repairs: A Tale of Engineering and Ethics  (Read 4193 times)

mouser

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Nice long entertaining account of the secret mistakes and repairs in the construction of a skyskraper, and lessons in ethics for all of us who build things..

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What's an engineers worst nightmare? To realize that the supports he designed for a skyscraper like Citicorp Center are flawed--and hurricane season is approaching...



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« Last Edit: May 05, 2007, 01:28:09 PM by mouser »

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Re: The Citicorp Building Repairs: A Tale of Engineering and Ethics
« Reply #1 on: May 05, 2007, 01:26:54 PM »
That's very interesting.  A lesson for all of us.
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Re: The Citicorp Building Repairs: A Tale of Engineering and Ethics
« Reply #2 on: May 05, 2007, 02:23:57 PM »
Good find mouser :Thmbsup: I really enjoyed it.

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Re: The Citicorp Building Repairs: A Tale of Engineering and Ethics
« Reply #3 on: May 05, 2007, 03:52:41 PM »
Thanks Mouser! That was a great read - and spurred a happy hour of googling and wikipeida surfing...
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Re: The Citicorp Building Repairs: A Tale of Engineering and Ethics
« Reply #4 on: May 07, 2007, 04:19:41 PM »
Funnily enough, this story has apparently been used for the scenario of a TV show episode, namely "Numb3rs".  It's on http://www.tv.com/nu.../385365/summary.html.

Thanks for mentioning the real stor(e)y  ;)
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« Last Edit: May 07, 2007, 04:21:51 PM by MerleOne »