[rescue] SGI Challenge L systems available in Denver

Carl R. Friend crfriend at rcn.com
Sat Oct 2 18:45:12 CDT 2004

   On Sat, 2 Oct 2004, Charles Shannon Hendrix wrote:

> I was reading the other day how Bill Ford (CEO of Ford now) took his
> office window out one day on a whim, but didn't realize there was
> negative pressure outside his office.  Evidently it sucked a lot of
> stuff out of his office.

   I smell "urban legend" in the making.  One, if his office was in
a "modern" building he would not have been able to remove the window
with much less than a *large* sledge-hammer, and two, engineering
types don't much like positive pressure on large surfaces (as viewed
from inside the building) that might "pop out".  Bear in mind that
the original windows on the Empire State Building were designed to
open (even rather high up).

   I've been exposed to "high internal pressure" a few times, but
it's always been due to accident, and then only in "low rise"
buildings.  At ground level it means that you get to close the
door-with-closer manually, with effort, but won't help blow
windows from their curtain-wall frames.

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