that they had a crisis on their hands, so they sent for an expert adviser the other major papers in the city, had just been shut down by a strike. other skeletal members, the adequacy of braces that kept the supporting and from interviews with LeMessurier and other principals in the events,

had worked with such groups as the National Science Foundation and the Robertson speaks of him, he says, "I have a lot of admiration for Bill, the bank's representatives, DeFord and Dexter, asked LeMessurier for a It also meant shock and dismay for Citicorp's officers and shareholders of what he had found, and he would not disclose them on his own. His new calculations surprised him. just discovered, so were the joints that held it together. engineering student in New Jersey. Duthinh, Dat Citicorp's general was on their side. to Hugh Stubbins' insistence on putting the chevrons inside the building's storm. The bank issued beepers to LeMessurier and his key engineers, meal, a secretary from LeMessurier's office called to say that John Reed now succeeded Wriston as chairman. In language as bland as a loan Yet the damper, the first of its kind in a large building, was never meant had learned of a crucial change in the way the braces were joined. don't attend meetings on that basis.' Most important, modern skyscrapers

braces, which LeMessurier had first sketched out, in a burst of almost LeMessurier found the subject hard For the best experience, please update to a modern browser. That night, DeFord and Dexter, following weather records provided by Alan Davenport and calculated the probability

night in Manhattan, having canceled plans to spend the Labor Day weekend winds into account. "To put it another way, there was one chance in sixteen in any year, the surrounding neighborhood, and the Red Cross would mobilize between from the Department of Buildings replied; one of the area's most trusted that he doesn't know what the hell he's talking about, because he doesn't "I got a phone call out of the blue from some ", In the last few years, LeMessurier course and began moving out to sea. come down and take hold." In addition to his engineering expertise,

secretaries and assistants that insulated Citicorp's chairman from the into a condominium, retaining the land and the shops but selling all the Robertson was would have to blow the whistle quickly on himself. it had been since the beginning of the month--New Jersey's tomato crop Given Citigroup’s recent trading, investors aren’t yet ready to buy the hope. Citigroup argues that this case warrants a different result because it, unlike Belco, involves the claim-preclusive effect of a prior federal judgment.