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Dr. A. J. Dutt (Senior Engineer, Special Structures, Greater London Council) said the London Museum Radio Tower-the tallest in this country-was one of the nicest buildings, and a centre of tourist attraction, not only from the point of view of functional requirements but also from the architectural point of view. Proper assessment of wind loading was one of the principal structural design considerations for these towers and
Dr. Dutt wanted to raise a few points on that aspect.
Although acceptable in most construction, the presence of shutter ties in unlined concrete water-retaining structures may form a potential source of leakage. This paper describes work undertaken to determine whether such leakage could occur and, if so, its
practical importance and the factors influencing it.
(As Dr. Sarkar was unable to be present, Professor Evans was supported in his presentation of the paper by Mr. M. G. A. Khalil.)
Mr. L. F. Gliniecki (Associate-Member) asked whether a beam reinforced with mild steel would develop the same pattern of cracking as a beam reinforced with high tensile