In this issue's opening article Poel Beckmann investigates structural failures.

As he explains, the reasons for this include both a desire to understand why an event occurred, but also to see what can be done to ensure that it never happens again.

In other articles, we look at the J. G. Strydom Tower, Hillbrow in Johannesburg - standing at over 260m tall, it is the tallest building in Africa - and explore the city's new terminal for its Jan Smuts Airport.

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The Arup Journal 1973 - Issue 1