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Mr. G. J. Zunz (F): The glass wall structure as it was finally built is described in the paper. I want to make a few observations about its earlier development.
On Sunday 24 March 1974, one of the two cooling towers in the middle of Halifax had its legs cut by blasting but it did not fall, and it now remains sitting on its bottom edge leaning in the correct predetermined direction.
Existing knowledge on punching shear is reviewed in the context of the recommendations of CP 110. Wherever possible test data are compared with the code equations, which are shown to be reasonable and a great improvement on CP 114. Attention is drawn to areas where further research is needed to confirm design methods.