Report details likely cause of Paris airport concourse collapse

05/10/2005 | ArchitectureWeek

Two problems likely led to last year's partial roof collapse at the 2,100-foot-long concourse at Charles de Gaulle International Airport in Paris, according to a report on the collapse that killed four travelers. Some external struts could have been overstressed and the concrete roof shell was inherently weak, according to the report. The entire vault of Terminal 2E will be pulled down and reconstructed by 2007.

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