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Vast Roof Systems of Iron and Steel

Lecture no. 22 from the course: Understanding the World's Greatest Structures

Vast Roof Systems of Iron and Steel

Taught by Professor Stephen Ressler | 32 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Science Course

The need for roofs spanning large enclosed spaces led to a startling number of new structural systems in the last 200 years. Look closer at long-span structural configurations in places such as the Houston Astrodome, the Berlin Hauptbahnhof, and even the Hartford Civic Center (the collapse of which offers a lesson in the risks of innovation).

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