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What is the "world's worst building"?

Why does the Learning Tower of Pisa lean?

What was learned at Ronan Point?

Have you ever wondered what went wrong when inventions and discoveries failed spectacularly? What have we learned from these experiences? When a building or structure fails, the consequences can be disastrous. This book counts down some disasters and problems and shows how many of them led to better...

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Overview

What is the "world's worst building"?

Why does the Learning Tower of Pisa lean?

What was learned at Ronan Point?

Have you ever wondered what went wrong when inventions and discoveries failed spectacularly? What have we learned from these experiences? When a building or structure fails, the consequences can be disastrous. This book counts down some disasters and problems and shows how many of them led to better safety standards. Find out about a twisting bridge nicknamed "Galloping Gertie" the devastating MGM Grand Hotel fire, the amazing St. Francis Dam collapse, and many more episodes from construction history.

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Table of Contents

Lessons Learned 4

The Leaning Tower of Pisa 6

The Ryugyong Hotel 10

Beauvais Cathedral 13

The Sunshine Skyway Bridge 16

Ronan Point Tower Collapse 20

The MGM Grand Hotel Fire 24

Too Much Snow 28

The Hyatt Regency Hotel 32

The Tacoma Narrows Bridge 36

The St. Francis Dam 43

Timeline 50

Glossary 52

Find Out More 54

Index 56

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