William LeMessurier - The Fifty-Nine-Story Crisis: A Lesson in Professional Behavior

TitleWilliam LeMessurier - The Fifty-Nine-Story Crisis: A Lesson in Professional Behavior
Publication TypeWeb Article
Year of Publication2006
AuthorsWhitbeck, C, Plosky, E
PublisherNational Academy of Engineering, Online Ethics Center
Publication Languageeng
AbstractWilliam LeMessurier served as design and construction consultant on the innovative Citicorp headquarters tower, which was completed in 1977 in New York. The next year, after a college student studying the tower design had called him to point out a possible deficiency, LeMessurier discovered that the building was indeed structurally deficient. LeMessurier faced a complex and difficult problem of professional responsibility in which he had to alert a broad group of people to the structural deficiency and enlist their cooperation in repairing the deficiency before a hurricane brought the building down.
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