Jun 23, 2007

William LeMessurier, who was an expert in the structure of high-rises, who detected a serious problem in the structure of the 59-story Citicorp headquarters tower and lead the repair effort, who said that engineers are "supposed to be self-sacrificing and look beyond the interests of yourself and your client to society as a whole," died on June 14, at the age of 81, from complications in surgery.

May he rest in peace.

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  1. I just finished "Elements of Style." Two of my favorite passages.

    - "THRUST. This showy noun, suggestive of power, hinting of sex, is the darling of executives, politicos and speechwriters. Use it sparingly."

    And.

    - "All writers, by the way they use the language, reveal something of their spirits, their habits, their capacities and their biases. This is inevitable as well as enjoyable. All writing is communication; creative writing is communication through revelation -- it is the Self escaping into the open. No writer long remains incognito."

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