Failing infrastructure is a hot topic these days; this catastrophic failure from 1928 has largely been forgotten.
Lessons learned from the St. Francis Dam failure—and its impact on the civil engineering profession at-large.
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.
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?
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.
More than forty years after Harold Nokes murdered and dismembered Edwin and Wilma Hoyt, the case still defies explanation.