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Author Levy, Matthys.

Title Why buildings fall down : how structures fail / Matthys Levy and Mario Salvadori ; illustrations by Kevin Woest.

Imprint New York : W.W. Norton, c1992.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Brand Library Non-Fiction    721 LEV    Available
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    721 LEV    Available
Description 334 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Note Includes index.
Contents The first structural failure -- Miracle on thirty-fourth street -- Will the Pantheon stand up forever -- For lack of redundancy -- Big bangs -- The day the earth shook -- Galloping Gertie -- When metals tire -- Thruways to eternity -- The weaknesses of mother earth -- Valley of tears -- The house of cards -- Structural dermatology -- Old-age death -- The worst structural disaster in the United States -- The politics of destruction -- The structure of the law -- Conclusion: can we prevent future failures?
Subject Building failures.
Structural failures.
Added Author Salvadori, Mario, 1907-1997-
ISBN 0393033562 : $24.95
039331152X (pbk.) : $13.00

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