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Civil engineering graduate student Jackson English Installs sensors on one of the towers.

Graduate Student Jackson English installing crack displacement sensors on the Watts Towers

UCLA civil engineering graduate student Jackson English installing crack displacement sensors on the central tower of the Watts Towers. Engineers from the University of California, Los Angeles, have joined with conservators from the Los Angeles County Museum of Art who want to repair and prevent persistent cracks in the historic folk art structures.

Credit: Sylvia Dorsch/LACMA

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