DailyDirt: Dangerous Death-Ray Buildings

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When architects design a new building or bridge, they really need to think through a lot of little details because these things usually last a long time (and take a long time to build). There are some famous design mistakes like the (original) Tacoma Narrows bridge which serves as a physics lesson for high school kids and a cautionary tale for any engineering/architecture students. Here are a few more potential physics lessons (in optics) involving buildings that demonstrate the real-word effect of “the angle of incidence equals the angle of reflection.”

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Anonymous Coward says:

Architect Rafael Vinoly, huge buffoon or evil genius?

Who will stop this menace?

Seriously – doesn’t anyone review these designs prior to funding the project? A fifth grader could point out this particular flaw without much thought at all, it is quite obvious. And with the benefit of 20/20 hindsight, who thought the latest blunder was a good idea?

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