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Why Buildings Fall Down: How Structures Fail

Why Buildings Fall Down: How Structures Fail
Author: Matthys Levy - Mario Salvadori
ISBN 13: 9780393311525
ISBN 10: 39331152
Edition: Updated and expanded
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Publication Date: 2002-02-17
Format: Paperback
Pages: 346
List Price: $17.95

The authors examine buildings of all kinds, from ancient domes like Istanbul's Hagia Sophia to the state-of-the-art Hartford Civic Arena.
Their subjects range from the man-caused destruction of the Parthenon to the earthquake damage of 1989 in Armenia and San Francisco.

New York Times Book Review

The reader is sure to find the disaster that suits his or her taste.