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99% Invisible-35- Elegy for WTC

2011-09-01 | 🔗

I want to be careful not to overstate what it means for a building to die. A building’s worth is an infinitesimal fraction of the worth a person’s life. Even two buildings don’t even move the needle in comparison to … Continue reading →

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But a building is still living thing anyway. Breeze and at this movement makes us out the structural engineer who designed the World trade center towers, says that the people working inside couldn't feel this movement of the towers, swaying in the breeze, but they could hear it. Often billing speak to you. What happens in a tall building is that in the wind, as the builder
is the floor above moves with respect to the fore below my full name is Leslie Robert. I'm, a structural engineer, and I was responsible for the design of the world. Trade in the circus at table is one of many that we took during construction and later occupation ability for each cycle of oscillation the building here too quickly and therefore, if you have a type of measure, rather precisely the frequency loss, making the building itself takes ten. Second for World trade center to because who went cycle aspiration distantly courting at the sixth seventh forward
I can't know what you have to say about it. I used to be extremely sound sleeper in the kind of put my head down the pillow and and go to sleep and sleep for just a short while and get up and go to go back to work or do whatever, but it is I got anymore, I just done, but I don't have. I don't have images of the trade center in my dreams. I do wake up with the thoughts in my head that I do, but it's sort of like instantaneous in and I, as you wipe your eyes,
Do I have to sign out of your mind, people keep saying well, and you did everything you could have done. The design was the best of could it could be, and you know all those all those thoughts which are which are nice, but I guess I guess ultimately the responsibility for the criteria for the trade That was my those are my decisions and the fact that they stood up as long as they did was because we had to sign the project for the impact of the seven hundred and seven aircraft and- and we had a great team working on the project in and they did what they were supposed to do
under the impact in a while. It's true that the plane ahead, it was a bit heavier and fly a whole lot faster and therefore a lot more energy was put into the building. I think it's a tribute to the people who worked on the project, it they did it was I did, and yet I know as well as I'm here at this moment that that the buildings could have been made more shower charm that could have been made stronger and they could have, they could have stood a longer and- and that was my decision- and I say ah, I think in a sense I can't be faulted. Cousin.
Structures performed in many ways admirably, but there's always that nagging thought that maybe you should have done somebody else and that I can and just push that out of my head. This episode of nine percent invisible was produced by the kitchen sisters, Davy, Nelson and Nicky Silver and me roman Mars. Brides extracts extraction takes from the Peabody award, winning Sonic Memorial project produced in two thousand to You tenth anniversary edition of the site memorial project, which is narrated by my literary hero, Paul Astor, is going to be plain on public radio stations around the country is very much worth your time to seek out. You can find out more The kitchen sisters, dot org. Program.
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