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Citicorp Center | NYC skyscraper saved by a student question

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The Citicorp Center repair is a classic engineering case study of how mistakes must be avoided in engineering and construction of public works. A skyscraper in New York City needed a unique structural system. While reviewing the design a student asked a question that made the engineer realize that a mistake had been made. There is a daring race to make the repairs for the building collapses. The video gives the details and then discusses how the engineer handled the situation.

 

Makes you think about how much that goes on that we don't know about and  just trust others to be doing the right things all along. 

This could have ended in a very bad way..  

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SkyMan

I seem to recall a similar case but a different building and I think that one was made public. That building had angled members but visible on the outside. 

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