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Author Topic: The Citicorp Building Repairs: A Tale of Engineering and Ethics  (Read 3924 times)
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« on: May 05, 2007, 12:49:27 PM »

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...



from http://www.gadgetopia.com/
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« Reply #1 on: May 05, 2007, 01:26:54 PM »

That's very interesting.  A lesson for all of us.
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« Reply #2 on: May 05, 2007, 02:23:57 PM »

Good find mouser Thmbsup I really enjoyed it.
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« 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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« 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/numb3rs...isode/385365/summary.html.

Thanks for mentioning the real stor(e)y  Wink
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