Those same events were the beginning of a 24-hour-per-day, 7-day-per-week effort by structural engineers to investigate the condition of the buildings remaining at the World Trade Center site, to work with the rescue and clean-up crews in evaluating the safety of the towering piles of rubble, and to try to explain what happened to the buildings as they collapsed. After 9-11 describes one engineers experiences on site and off as part of that effort.
Donald Friedman is Director of Preservation at LZA Technology, a division of the Thornton-Tomasetti Group, Inc., and a graduate in Civil Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Mr. Friedman’s design and management experience includes integrating modern construction into existing buildings with archaic structural systems, building repair and restoration, and investigation of historic building structure. He is a recognized leader in the field of conservation engineering, teaches engineering of historic buildings at Rensselaer, has spoken at numerous conferences, is the author of Historical Building Construction and The Investigation of Buildings, and co-author of Building the Empire State and The Design of Renovations.
When author Jerry Bostick was eight years old, his family had indoor plumbing installed in their home. He thought they were living in the lap of luxury. In The Kid from Golden, Bostick shares his life story beginning with his birth in June of 1939 in that house in Golden, Mississippi.
This memoir narrates a chronological rendering of Bosticks family and memories and tells about his many accomplishments. The Kid from Golden discusses his early years growing up in rural Mississippi; to serving as a page in the US House of Representatives; to attending college; and working at NASA Mission Control during the Mercury, Gemini, Apollo and Skylab programs, Grumman Aerospace and United Space Alliance.
Offering an insightful encapsulation of his career and personal life and the lessons learned throughout, Bostick dedicates The Kid from Golden to his grandchildren. He documents his stories and memories for the benefit of future generations.