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Engineering CEO discusses World Trade Center lesson
April 26, 2002

The twin towers of the New York World Trade Center were hailed as structural engineering marvels in the mid-1960s. Then came Sept. 11, 2001.The structural engineering of those towers was the work of Jon Magnusson and his civil engineering firm, which has since grown to Skilling Ward Magnusson Barkshire, based in Seattle. Magnusson is chairman and CEO.He is also the 2002 Lanning distinguished lecturer, speaking on the topic, “New York World Trade Center: Reflections on the Engineering and Thoughts about the Future.” The lecture, which is free and open to the public, is scheduled for 3:10 p.m., May 2, Todd Auditorium, with reception following.The presen-tation … » More …