Message - Re: WTC: General Observations

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Posted by  Paul Dremann on September 19, 2002 at 11:30:21:

In Reply to:  Re: WTC: General Observations posted by lavardera on September 18, 2002 at 10:28:46:

Perhaps we should revisit Dresden. Typical of many war revaged cities, Dresden was fire bombed and nearly destroyed in the late stages of the war. What did they do? They generally speaking 'rebuilt' improving the street/infra-structure layouts as well as replaced the sites that were wrenched away in the madness of attack. We may be facing some of those same forces to do likewise in New York City. Architects are not going to have an easy time of it though because the surprise collapse was 'unexpected.' Architectural prowess is under exceptional scrutiny to 'get it right this time'. The mentioned 'concrete' structures as well as your fine thesis/design about 'diagonal bracing' both grapple with the observed fragilty of 'one of our best/WTC.' Both try to 'show' us/everyone how 'much safer' we can build them (now). Trust us to get it right this time. Because of that I Look for over-compensating designs to show the public that 'we know what to do now....'

I am going to break off from this forum for about three weeks while I explore Germany. I will be looking at the cities 'rebuilding' projects and why they worked /or didn't. Also their scope/scale and interface with the city planning.

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