Fisher "Fracture Critical" essay published in Places

Dean Tom Fisher's (Architecture) essay, "Fracture Critical," appears in Places: The Forum of Design for the Public Realm, published by The Design Observer Group. In the essay, which is an adaptation of an essay that will appear in a University of Minnesota Press anthology on the collapse of the I-35W bridge, Fisher identifies four key characteristics of a fracture-critical design: lack of redundancy, interconnectedness, efficiency, and sensitivity to stress.