Dear <<First Name>> <<Last Name>>,
It's actually quite simple. Without David P. Billington's book "The Tower and the Bridge" and the lectures he based it on, Structurae would not exist today. When I was a student at Princeton 20 years ago his lectures made an immense impression on me. So now that Structurae belongs to a German publishing house it seems only fitting that Ernst & Sohn is preparing a German translation of that very book. A Spanish translation was recently completed as well. While it seems a bit moot to announce a German translation in an English-language newsletter, this e-mail presents you with the original and quite unique book. One that any civil, structural or bridge engineer should read as well as those aspiring to be.