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Why Buildings Fall Down: How Structures Fail
     

Why Buildings Fall Down: How Structures Fail

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by Matthys Levy, Mario Salvadori, Kevin Woest
 

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ISBN-10: 039331152X

ISBN-13: 9780393311525

Pub. Date: 06/01/1994

Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.

The authors examine buildings of all kinds, from ancient domes like Istanbul's Hagia Sophia to the state-of-the-art Hartford Civic Arena. Their subjects range from the man-caused destruction of the Parthenon to the earthquake damage of 1989 in Armenia and San Francisco.
The stories that make up Why Buildings Fall Down are in the end very human ones, tales of the

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The authors examine buildings of all kinds, from ancient domes like Istanbul's Hagia Sophia to the state-of-the-art Hartford Civic Arena. Their subjects range from the man-caused destruction of the Parthenon to the earthquake damage of 1989 in Armenia and San Francisco.
The stories that make up Why Buildings Fall Down are in the end very human ones, tales of the interaction of people and nature, of architects, engineers, builders, materials, and natural forces all coming together in sometimes dramatic (and always instructive) ways.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780393311525
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
06/01/1994
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
334
Sales rank:
375,730
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.00(d)

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Why Buildings Fall Down: How Structures Fail 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was really fun and interesting when I read it a number of years ago, and I have gone and re-read a number of chapters when relevant topics come up in the news. Specifically after last Tuesday's event in New York with the World Trade Center. There is a chapter in the book concerning the time a B-25 struck the Empire State Building. I hope the author adds some chapters concerning the World Trade Center, because I would buy the revised edition for sure.