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Posted by Tasha Weiss on February 20, 2012 at 10:36 AM.

Every now and then we discover a previously unknown (or forgotten) collection of steel-related documents from the past. Three such collections are now available at www.aisc.org/epubs in the “Ideas + Answers” section under “Project Solutions.”

 

Two of the collections are project case studies created by U.S. Steel and Bethlehem Steel in the 1960s, 70s, and 80s. You may not recognize the projects, but they do a great job demonstrating the versatility of structural steel in everyday structures. Plus, the next time you’re in Bloomington, Minn., near I-494 and the airport, you can amaze your friends by telling them that the Crowne Plaza was originally a Holiday Inn and it’s framed with staggered trusses!

 

The third collection consists of brochures produced for Prize Bridge Award winners since the 1920s. Many of these bridges are still in use today.


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