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Ten Years Ago We Used To Live In Battery Park

September 11th, 2011 · No Comments · Charming Mountain Goat, Travel Writing

Between 1996 and 2003 we used to live in Downtown Manhattan in Battery Park next to the Twin Towers. The following is the original text submitted for an article that was commissioned by Junior Magazine in 2002. The published article now forms part of the Make History exhibit of the 9/11 Memorial Museum.
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The WD Interview – Leslie E. Robertson, Structural Engineer, LERA

April 28th, 2008 · No Comments · Architecture & Engineering, The WD Interview


The heart of Manhattan’s financial district is hardly the place where you’d expect to find one of the world’s most prolific engineering companies, but Leslie E. Robertson Associates (LERA) is situated atop one of the skyscrapers off Wall Street.
Leslie E. Robertson is one of LERA’s founders. These days he insists he is just another one [...]

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