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Re: Deaths of Famous People (2019)
« Reply #175: May 17, 2019, 10:12:57 AM »
Here's another Boston Landmark:

Despite ensuing successes, setbacks on the John Hancock Tower commission in Boston (1967 to 1976) almost sank Mr. Pei’s firm.

More complete list for people from Suzhou and W. PA:    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_I._M._Pei_projects
We used to call it the "World's Tallest Plywood Structure" because they would replace the broken windows with plywood boards.  Interesting story behind the problem with the design.  The building is a narrow near parallelogram (two pairs of parallel sides that are not right angles).  The wind would twist the building a bit and crack the windows, then they would pop out.  Even more interesting, as part of the review of the structure, they found it was more vulnerable to toppling in a major disaster over its narrow sides than the broader ones.  I forget if the fix was to go to or from single panes.

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« Reply #176: May 17, 2019, 12:36:36 PM »
We used to call it the "World's Tallest Plywood Structure" because they would replace the broken windows with plywood boards.  Interesting story behind the problem with the design.  The building is a narrow near parallelogram (two pairs of parallel sides that are not right angles).  The wind would twist the building a bit and crack the windows, then they would pop out.  Even more interesting, as part of the review of the structure, they found it was more vulnerable to toppling in a major disaster over its narrow sides than the broader ones.  I forget if the fix was to go to or from single panes.

I remember when the windows would blow out.    I think it was '87 when I went to the top for the first time.    Loved it.   I'm a sucker for tall buildings.     When I was in the 4th grade, I could tell you the city by looking at a picture of its skyline.    Of course, I could name all the cars too.    :)       OT      I gotta try the view platform in Arlington.

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Re: Deaths of Famous People (2019)
« Reply #177: May 17, 2019, 12:56:43 PM »
The Pru > John Hancock Building

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Re: Deaths of Famous People (2019)
« Reply #178: May 17, 2019, 01:14:29 PM »
The Pru > John Hancock Building

Old North Church > The Pru

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Re: Deaths of Famous People (2019)
« Reply #179: May 17, 2019, 01:19:21 PM »
The Pru > John Hancock Building
The Pru has the better restaurant. The Top of the Hub.  My folks would take me there if I had a good report card.

The observation deck at the Hancock is better because it has about 10 extra floors.

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Re: Deaths of Famous People (2019)
« Reply #180: May 17, 2019, 01:25:20 PM »
The observation deck on the Hancock is absolute proof that the lord wants us to eat pot brownies. 

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« Reply #181: May 17, 2019, 06:57:17 PM »
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Re: Deaths of Famous People (2019)
« Reply #182: May 17, 2019, 06:59:39 PM »
I got some damn good odds on Macauly Culkin maybe 10-15 years ago.  I consider that money well spent.


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Re: Deaths of Famous People (2019)
« Reply #183: May 20, 2019, 10:23:39 PM »
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Re: Deaths of Famous People (2019)
« Reply #184: May 20, 2019, 10:25:44 PM »
Niki Lauda

Aw, bummer...and only 70...but a HARD 70...

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« Reply #185: May 20, 2019, 10:27:23 PM »
Aw, bummer...and only 70...but a HARD 70...

Wasn't he the driver who had the horrific accident?

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« Reply #186: May 20, 2019, 10:41:34 PM »
Wasn't he the driver who had the horrific accident?

Yes ..badly burned...

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« Reply #187: May 24, 2019, 04:02:54 PM »
Placeholder for Cong. Jerry Nadler.

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« Reply #188: May 24, 2019, 04:07:26 PM »
Placeholder for Cong. Jerry Nadler.

I saw the video.    He looked rough.    At least he didn't puke on the mayor like GHWB did on the Japanese PM.

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« Reply #189: May 24, 2019, 04:12:27 PM »
I saw the video.    He looked rough.    At least he didn't puke on the mayor like GHWB did on the Japanese PM.

:crackup:

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« Reply #190: May 24, 2019, 04:13:25 PM »
:crackup:

He kind of just nodded out.    I've seen that happen.     :pimp:

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« Reply #191: May 24, 2019, 04:15:34 PM »
He kind of just nodded out.    I've seen that happen.     :pimp:

I can't wait to be retired so I can watch C-SPAN all day.  :crackup:

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« Reply #192: May 24, 2019, 04:17:12 PM »
I can't wait to be retired so I can watch C-SPAN all day.  :crackup:

I was out and about.    I could have been part of this thread.    :)

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Re: Deaths of Famous People (2019)
« Reply #193: May 24, 2019, 08:18:07 PM »
But you wouldn't.  You will watch Fox News all day

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Re: Deaths of Famous People (2019)
« Reply #194: May 26, 2019, 12:48:41 PM »
Bart Starr died at 85.

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« Reply #195: May 26, 2019, 04:15:29 PM »
Bart Starr died at 85.

Mmm  mm  mmmm   :smh:

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Re: Deaths of Famous People (2019)
« Reply #196: May 27, 2019, 01:50:09 PM »
ESPN just ran an alert that Bill Buckner died at 69.

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« Reply #197: May 27, 2019, 01:53:47 PM »
ESPN just ran an alert that Bill Buckner died at 69.

 :(

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« Reply #198: May 27, 2019, 01:53:47 PM »
ESPN just ran an alert that Bill Buckner died at 69.

Be a lot of mixed emotions with that news. Sadly.

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« Reply #199: May 27, 2019, 01:57:47 PM »
ESPN just ran an alert that Bill Buckner died at 69.

That's sad.