Mikey1969: I figured it was going to be about this:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/B-25_Empire_State_Building_crashBecause a B-25 bomber crashing into your skyscraper is definitely NOT by design...
Eriond: I really hope he died at the plane's impact and didn't have to go through all of that while conscious...
lostcat: I was expecting the article to talk about current day. Has the building's structure been altered in any way? Is just standing as is? Do people work there, and realize that it could collapse in strong wind?Am I expecting too much from my journalists?
archbishop: Personall, I hate the way NYC sounds and looks and try to avoid using it.
WelldeadLink: Smeggy Smurf: Fissile: I tend to go off on on rambling tangents when it comes to architecture.Do you wander around, tilting at windmills?
Arkanaut: archbishop: Personall, I hate the way NYC sounds and looks and try to avoid using it.Yeah, especially in Wingdings.
NIXON YOU DOLT!!!!!: lindalouwho: archbishop: cwheelie: "an NYC"?Yes, an enn-why-cee. Personall, I hate the way NYC sounds and looks and try to avoid using it. Never mind that the city's name is "New York" and not "New York City"I had to stare at it for a minute to figure it out. I have never read NYC without saying New York City in my head.I would think City is added to differentiate from the state of New York to avoid any potential confusion.Is that what you imagine, is it?But the again, he's never known acting to write home about. So therefore...this is nothing to write to home about?
Lord Dimwit: Mikey1969: I figured it was going to be about this:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/B-25_Empire_State_Building_crashBecause a B-25 bomber crashing into your skyscraper is definitely NOT by design...That's also the one and only time someone an Otis elevator's safety mechanisms failed. I'd say "our elevators can survive everything up to a direct hit by a B-25 bomber" is still a pretty good safety record.
The Bestest: ...also, I'm no architect, but my question would be, if the problem was fixed with some emergency welding, why wasn't it designed with those welds to begin with? Cost?
keypusher: I worked in that building. I think most people who do absolutely hate it. Creaks like crazy in the wind, and it's just ugly, like lots of things from the 1970s.http://failures.wikispaces.com/Citicorp+Center
cwheelie: "an NYC"?
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