Concrete Is Not As Strong Of A Building Material As We Thought

Climate change may cause reinforced concrete structures to deteriorate quicker than expected, a new study finds.

Some of our favorite building materials are also the most vulnerable. Think of glass–floor-to-ceiling windows are awesome, until they fall 18 stories onto the street. But we typically think of concrete as solid. Concrete structures from ancient Rome, like the Pantheon and the Colosseum, are still standing almost 2,000 years later.

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