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Citigroup Skyscraper Design Problem

Grades: 6-12
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Sometimes structures have hidden weaknesses. In this video segment adapted from Building Big, William LeMessurier, the structural engineer who designed the Citibank Center (now ...

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Building Big: "Skyscrapers"

This resource was adapted from Building Big: "Skyscrapers."


Adapted from Building Big: "Skyscrapers". A co-production of WGBH Science Unit and Production Group, Inc. Footage courtesy of American Red Cross, Boston Properties, Boston Science Communications, Inc., Corbis, Getty Images, Leo Daly, Saint Peter's Church, William LeMessurier, and UCAR/NCAR.

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Funder: National Science Foundation-grayscale

Producer: WGBH Educational Foundation-grayscale