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Why Buildings Fall Down

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Although modern technologies and new materials have greatly decreased the number of structural failures in today's world, buildings still fall down. Now, two world renowned structural engineers take readers on an informative journey through the history of architectural and structural disasters. Their subjects range from the man-caused destruction of the Parthenon to the earthquake damage of 1989 in San Francisco, and then to one of the most fatal structural disasters in American history: the fall of the Hyatt Regency ballroom walkways in Kansas City. The stories that make up this book involve the interaction of builders, materials, and natural forces coming together in sometimes dramatic (and always instructive) ways. Includes line drawings.
ISBN UPC: 9780393311525
Format: Book
Cover: Softcover
Author: Matthys Levy and Mario Salvadori
Copyright: 2002
Length: 352 pages


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