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NOVA Online: Why the Towers Fell

Why the Towers Fell is a special episode of NOVA scheduled for broadcast on PBS on April 30, 2002. This online material complements the television program by assessing the exact cause of the disaster from an engineer's standpoint. One section of the Web site is an interview with a materials engineering professor from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In the dialog, he describes the most...

https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/tech/engineering-ground-zero.h...
Whole Building Design Guide

The National Institute of Building Sciences is developing the Whole Building Design Guide (WBDG). While not yet complete, there is already a substantial knowledge base for building professionals to draw upon. The purpose of WBDG is to help designers "improve the performance and quality of their buildings by following the guidance and recommendations provided within the categories of this web...

https://www.wbdg.org/
World Federation of Great Towers

The World Federation of Great Towers (WFGT) "is an association of international monuments which join together to foster global awareness and develop international opportunities for promotion." The organization provides this eye-catching site that contains detailed information and pictures of over twenty towers from around the world. After giving a brief background summary of each tower's location...

https://www.great-towers.com/
Great Structures of the World

Great Structures of the World is unlike similarly themed Web sites in that it does not focus on a single type of structure. Skyscrapers, bridges, tunnels, and even more exotic human creations are included in this information and picture archive. Users can browse through structures in Asia, Canada, Europe, the U.S., and elsewhere. Features include the world's largest indoor ski area, the world's...

http://greatstructures.info/
Metropolis Magazine

Started in 1998, Metropolis Magazine offers a compelling look at the broad world of design, including the fields of architecture, planning, preservation, and crafts. As the website indicates, "Subjects range from the sprawling urban environment to intimate living spaces to small objects of everyday use." What is inviting about this particular site is the amount of publicly-available material that...

https://www.metropolismag.com/
The Skyscraper Museum

Some regular Scout Report readers may be asking the question: "How do you fit an entire skyscraper online?" Well, the people at the Skyscraper Museum in Battery Park have done just that, and have even found room for a few virtual exhibits and some great material on the World Trade Center Memorial project. The museum itself was founded in 1996 and is an "educational corporation devoted to the study...

https://skyscraper.org/