posted on Oct, 29 2015 @ 03:12 PM
Amazing story about a young woman who's sharp eye saved what would have inevitably been a catastrophe:
"LeMessurier had accounted for the perpendicular winds, but not the quartering winds. He checked the math, and found that the student was right. He
compared what velocity winds the building could withstand with weather data, and found that a storm strong enough to topple Citicorp Center hits New
York City every 55 years.
But that’s only if the tuned mass damper, which keeps the building stable, is running. LeMessurier realized that a major storm could cause a
blackout and render the tuned mass damper inoperable. Without the tuned mass damper, LeMessurier calculated that a storm powerful enough to take out
the building hits New York every sixteen years.
In other words, for every year Citicorp Center was standing, there was about a 1-in-16 chance that it would collapse."