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How Building Design Changed after 9/11

Understanding progressive collapse     Shih-Ho Chao, University of Texas Arlington (The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) (THE CONVERSATION) When buildings collapse killing hundreds – or thousands – of people, ...

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No Injuries in Dubai High-Rise Fire

Mast fire atop 68-story Almas Tower     By KAMRAN JEBREILI, Associated Press DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A fire broke out Sunday atop a prominent skyscraper in Dubai, sending smoke billowing from its roof and those inside fleeing ...

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Seattle Eyes Taller Housing

Housing crunch leads to taller, denser housing     By PHUONG LE, Associated Press SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle’s booming tech industry has brought a massive influx of new residents with big wallets to the city. But an ensuing housing crunch ...

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