Barely Avoiding Disaster

Barely Avoiding Disaster

When Harry Truman assumed the presidency in 1945 upon Franklin D Roosevelt’s death, the White House was a dangerous place. The 145-year-old home of the president was ready to collapse and presented serious safety issues for those working and living in it. White...
How the White House Almost Collapsed

How the White House Almost Collapsed

I gave a talk on February 25, 2016 to the Construction Law Section of the Washington State Bar Association on the reconstruction of the White House in the early 1950s.  I titled my talk “Barely Avoiding Disaster: Lessons Learned from the Reconstruction of the...