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Subject: Watts Towers

Watts Towers

From: Michael McHugh <mmchugh<-a>
Date: Thursday, March 17, 2005
N.J. Bud Goldstone <budgoldstone [at] yahoo__com> writes

>National Historic Landmark that we can't stop from cracking after 50
>years! All else is failing. Want to add your guess?
>We are in search of revolutionary materials "Eurekeum" or
>"Miraculum" or by any other name, so please respond if you know
>where some is available and how to apply it to the Watts Towers!

I like your approach which seems to be equal parts "desperation" and
"by any means necessary". I'll throw my hat in the ring and suggest
a concrete product by LaFarge that might be investigated. It is
called Ductal and it is a high strength, ductile concrete mix that
might work for the Watts restoration. See


for more information and run it by your structural engineers, see

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Michael McHugh, AIA
LEED Accredited Professional
E. Verner Johnson and Associates
Museum Architects and Planners
222 Berkeley Street,  Suite 1350
Boston, MA 02116
Fax: 617-437-1272

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