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[Steel dampers from the World Trade Center, New York].
BANC PIC 2013.063--OBJ box 1; BANC PIC 2013.063--OBJ box 2; BANC PIC 2014.063
Collection Overview

Title:

[Steel dampers from the World Trade Center, New York]

Creator/Contributor:

Robertson, Leslie E., collector.

Creator/Contributor:

Worthington, Skilling, Helle, and Jackson, designer.

Abstract:

Dampers providing sway reduction for high rise structures, designed by Leslie E. Robertson, with the firm Worthington, Skilling, Helle, and Jackson, and used in construction of the World Trade Center. These two specimens were retrieved from the debris pile following the destruction of the towers on September 11, 2001.

Date:

1966 (issued)

Subject:

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World Trade Center (New York, N.Y. : 1970-2001)
Skyscrapers -- New York (State) -- New York -- Design and construction
Steel, Structural -- Design and construction
Structural engineering

Note:

Forms part of the Leslie E. Robertson collection on the World Trade Center (BANC MSS 2014/108).
Title devised by cataloger. Date estimated based on construction dates of World Trade Center.
Collected by Leslie E. Robertson.
RESTRICTED. UNAVAILABLE FOR USE. Inquiries regarding these materials should be directed, in writing, to the Head of Public Services, The Bancroft Library.
Steel dampers from the World Trade Center, BANC PIC 2014.063--OBJ, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.
Gift; Leslie E. Robertson; 2013.
Leslie Earl Robertson (born February 12, 1928) was one of the structural engineers of the World Trade Center in New York and was responsible for the design of the buildings' sway-reduction features. He graduated from the University of California, Berkeley School of Civil Engineering in 1952 and was selected by Worthington, Skilling, Helle, and Jackson (WSHJ) to participate in the design of the World Trade Center Twin Towers (1966-1971).

Type:

graphic

Physical Description:

2 items : steel ; approximately 65 x 23 x 10 cm.

Language:

English

Identifier:

BANC PIC 2013.063--OBJ box 1
BANC PIC 2013.063--OBJ box 2
BANC PIC 2014.063

Origin:

New York (State)

Copyright Note:

RESTRICTED. UNAVAILABLE FOR USE. Inquiries regarding these materials should be directed, in writing, to the Head of Public Services, The Bancroft Library.

Related Item:

Leslie E. Robertson collection on the World Trade Center : Robertson, Leslie E.