Monday, June 29, 2009

Re: Update: Dallas Cowboys roof Collapse

On Jun 29, 2009, at 12:11 PM, Bill Polhemus wrote:

> I guess what I should have said is "there's no glory in an
> engineering job well done."
Not a helluva lot of money either. But it's really cool showing your
kids something you had a hand in. And truth to tell, I get a huge
amount of satisfaction in figuring out problems that baffle the laity.
> You can have a movie about a fighting attorney, winning a big case
> against the "evil corporations." But I suspect a story about a
> crusading structural engineer that "wins" against the "evil
> corporate building owner" to make sure a building is safe, won't
> get green-lighted in Hollyweird any time soon.
'China Syndrome' and 'No Island in the Sky' were a couple, although
James Stewart's character was bit bit loopier than I see myself. And
'Towering Inferno' pitted technical types against evil corporate owner.

> N.B. I dig the historical analogy.
Best I could do on short notice

Christopher Wright P.E. |"They couldn't hit an elephant at | this distance" (last words of Gen.
.......................................| John Sedgwick, Spotsylvania

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