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More information on The Structure of Skyscrapers, my history of the development of tall-building structural technology put to 1900, is at the link above. Or click on the book cover below. More information on City of Brick and Steel, our guide to the structure of buildings in New York City, is at the link above. …

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Intro To New York

[Editor’s Note: Ellen started at OSE in February, after grad school, just in time to complete orientation before the Covid-19 lockdown. I asked her if she was interested in writing about starting her job here under these circumstances, and she contributed the following. – DF] Two thousand twenty, a new decade uncorkedDawned brightly for me …

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An Inevitable Discussion

I try to steer this blog away from current events, with exceptions made for historic-preservation and engineering events that make the headlines, like the fire at Notre Dame. Yesterday, it felt like some kind of threshold had been passed, and so I’m going to talk briefly about the Coronavirus pandemic. To state the obvious: we’re …

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As of yesterday, we’ve added a Research page to our website. It is not meant to cover every topic we’ve ever researched and, of now, it has only some of the papers we’ve published. But more information will be added, gradually. We don’t want to make it sound like we are the only engineers performing …

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