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Category: Civil Engineering
- The Secret Retrofit of the Citibank Tower in 1978
- Pipe Pullers
- Super Pipeline
- Biggest Suspension Bridge
- Quake-Proof Bridge
- Self-Rising Factory
- Ironworkers
- Small House Seems Large
- Stressed Out
- Optical Tricks of the Parthenon
- Dubai Skyscraper with Rotating Floors
- World's Tallest Building: Burj Dubai
- How to Dismantle a Bridge
- Panama Canal
- Panama Canal Time-lapse
- Brooklyn Bridge
- The World Islands In Dubai
- Chartres Cathedral
- Turning the Place Over By Richard Wilson
- The Biscay Transporter Bridge
- A full-scale earthquake experiment
- Building Stonehenge
- Tacoma Narrows Bridge Collapse
- Falkirk Wheel
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The video from Discovery's "Science Channel" summarizes the story of the Citicorp Center, which underwent major structural retrofits barely a year after its completion, when the architect, William LeMessurier, realized that a design flaw could lead to the building's collapse in a strong wind. The truth only became known to the public nearly twenty years later, in a 1995 article that appeared in New Yorker magazine entitled "The Fifty-Nine-Story Crisis"...
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