Why Buildings Fall Down: How Structures Fail by Matthys LevyWhy Buildings Fall Down: How Structures Fail by Matthys Levy

Why Buildings Fall Down: How Structures Fail

byMatthys Levy, Mario Salvadori

Paperback | March 5, 2002

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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.
Matthys P. Levy is a founding Principal and Chairman Emeritus of Weidlinger Associates, Consulting Engineers. Born in Switzerland and a graduate of the City College of New York, Mr. Levy received his MS and CE degrees from Columbia University. He has been an adjunct professor at Columbia University and a Distinguished Professor at Prat...
Title:Why Buildings Fall Down: How Structures FailFormat:PaperbackPublished:March 5, 2002Publisher:WW Norton

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ISBN - 10:039331152X

ISBN - 13:9780393311525

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Constructive Critique This is an outstanding book about the buildings and man made structures around us . It is nonfiction written in a clear unpretentious narrative style that builds suspense and really grabs you as it takes you right into the bricks and mortar of many of civilization's most impressive buildings, and tells you what can and has gone wrong with some of them, (perhaps surprisingly few) including The Empire State Building, cathedrals, first class hotels, and massive bridges. It left me with great respect for buildings still standing around us, and the efforts that have transformed raw materials into these remarkable edifices
Date published: 2001-01-13

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