History


Floodpath

Floodpath

Failing infrastructure is a hot topic these days; this catastrophic failure from 1928 has largely been forgotten.

Published 03/12/2016

 

The St. Francis Dam Failure

The St. Francis Dam Failure

Lessons learned from the St. Francis Dam failure—and its impact on the civil engineering profession at-large.

Published 03/11/2016

 

The Great Lisbon Earthquake, Fire

The Great Lisbon Earthquake, Fire

On All Saints’ Day in 1755, the capital of Portugal was devastated by a combination earthquake-tsunami-firestorm. “People thought it was Judgment Day and that the world was coming to an end,” says Molesky.

Published 02/05/2016

 

Monsters

Monsters

Twenty-six hydrogen airships were destroyed in fiery accidents prior to the Hindenburg disaster. Why did such a flawed technology persist in the face of repeated catastrophic failures?

Published 11/23/2015

 

Stolen Legacy

Stolen Legacy

Dina Gold on her five-year quest to obtain restitution for the Nazi-driven seizure of her family’s stately, six-story building in Berlin.

Published 10/13/2015

 

In Cold Storage

In Cold Storage

More than forty years after Harold Nokes murdered and dismembered Edwin and Wilma Hoyt, the case still defies explanation.

Published 07/19/2015

 

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