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Curbed Lunchtime Reading: Citicorp Center Crisis

Here's a classic New Yorker story by Joe Morgenstern (cover date: May 29, 1995) making the rounds on del.icio.us today. The slug: "What's an engineer's worst nightmare? To realize that the supports he designed for a skyscraper like Citicorp Center are flawed—and hurricane season is approaching."

If you haven't seen it before, the piece is a fantastic read; if you've read it before—well, heck, it's lunchtime. Read it again.
· The Fifty-Nine Story Crisis [New Yorker]