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Title: Construction Strategies to Avoid Progressive Collapse
Description: The Skyline Plaza Apartments in Fairfax County, Va after a 1973 progressive collapse that occured during construction of the 24th floor. The collapse involved the full height of the tower, and falling debris also caused the horizontal progressive collapse of an entire parking garage under construction adjacent to the tower. Fourteen workers were killed, 34 workers were injured.

*BFRL

See also http://www.nist.gov/public_affairs/techbeat/tb2007_0315.htm#collapse.
Subjects (names):
Topics/Categories: Construction--Building Systems
Type: Photo/Color
Source: National Institute of Standards and Technology
Credit Line as it should
appear in print:
Credit: Hai S. Lew/NIST
AV Number: 07BFRL001
Date Created: 1973
Date Entered: 3/16/2007

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