How one design flaw almost toppled a skyscraper – Alex Gendler

Published on May 24, 2021
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Captions provided by CCTubes – Captioning the Internet! Dig into the unique engineering of New York City’s Citicorp Center tower, and the design flaw that threatened to topple it.

In 1978, Diane Hartley was writing her undergraduate architecture thesis when she made a shocking discovery. After weeks of poring over the Citicorp Center’s building plans, she’d stumbled on an oversight that threatened to topple the 59-story tower into one of New York City’s most densely populated districts. Alex Gendler digs into the skyscraper’s potentially deadly mistake.

Lesson by Alex Gendler, directed by Nicholas Paim, Alopra Studio.

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