The Society of Women Engineers Boston Professional Section presents
The February Book Club Meeting
Please join us for the spring meeting of the book club! The book up for discussion is
The book tells the true story of Phillippe Petit's high-wire walk between the twin towers (at a height of 1,368 ft) of the World Trade Center in New York City, New York, on August 7th, 1974. While some may consider the actual act of walking across the high-wire to be the extraordinary part of this story, engineers may be astonished at the amount of planning and ingenuity that were required to pull off this "artistic crime of the century". Petit spent six years planning it, during which he learned everything he could about the buildings and even created a scale model of the towers. The design had to account for such problems as the swaying of the towers because of wind and how to rig the 450 pound steel cable across the 200 foot gap between the towers.
In celebration of Phillippe Petit, the book club meeting will also include an optional French wine tasting. Come join us and toast to this amazing engineering feat!
*Note: All wine drinkers must be 21 or older, must provide proof of age, and must agree to sign a Release Form. The release form will be emailed prior to the event to registrants who have chosen the wine option.
February 26, 2012
4:00 - 6:00 pm
SWE Member Home
SWE Members (no wine) - Free|
SWE Members (including wine) - $14.99
Non-Members (no wine) - $14.99
Non-Members (including wine) - $39.99
To register for this event:
RSVP by February 24, 2012 via Acteva
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