DESIGN, ILLUSION AND REALITY
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Fall 1997: Governors Island
If a builder build a house for a man and do not make its construction firm and the house which he has built collapse and cause the death of the owner of the house, that builder shall be put to death...if it destroy property, he shall restore whatever it destroyed, and because he did not make the house which he built firm and it collapsed, he shall rebuild the house which collapsed at his own expense.
Hammurabi, of Babylon (2067-2025 B.C.)
Cite: Handcock, P. (ed.): The code of Hammurabi, Macmillan Texts for students, New York, 1920, p. 35
Prof. Jean Le Mee