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No doubt marckee posted a 0 reply thread for this earlier in the week
Not a thing.
then it's fine.
somewhere in one of the Dakotas. Wonder how that's getting on? Probably going to be a race between him and the Sagrada Familia to see who can finish last
(model in foreground, actual thing in background)
which is probably a slight hindrance. That, as well as the fact that it's on an unfathomably large scale.
It's fucking massive. I hope they finish it in my lifetime so that I can go and see A MOUNTAIN THAT'S BEEN CARVED INTO A MAN ON HORSEBACK!
All of them were 0, except for:
Golden Gate Bridge = 11
Tower Bridge = 10
Guys would fall into the concrete and they just had to leave them to burn and suffocate and build on top of them :-/
When a concrete pour has started it just has to keep going, otherwise it could cost - in that case - millions to put right.
Basically if concrete is left to go off for too long before pouring fresh concrete, then you get whats called a cold joint. This would crack and would have had to been broken out once it had cured to a certain extent. With a Dam something like a cold joint could render the structure completely useless.
I suppose the awful truth is that they briefed the guys beforehand and basically told them that no-one would be retrievable.
I'm sure that a lot of them would have survived the fall :-S
wish I hadn't read this
"Although there are myths that men were caught in the pour and are entombed in the dam to this day, each bucket only deepened the concrete in a form by an inch, and Six Companies engineers would not have permitted a flaw caused by the presence of a human body."
I got that 'fact' from a History channel documentary. Wait, who's more likely to be right, given we're pitting it against Wikipedia?
Incidentally, I believe the point made in the film was more that setting concrete is incredibly hot so that if you fell in you'd be massively burned and probably unlikely to be altogether okay if 'rescued'.
any aggregate in that concrete?
(asking for a friend)
Oh I see, well they would say that wouldn't they:
Concrete doesn't go off that quickly. If you fell into it, it'd be like quick sand to a certain extent.
Where did the 96 fatalities occur then, just out of interest?
You've got to take fatality figures on construction projects from that era with a pinch of salt though. The common estimate is that the true figure is closer to double that reported on the Hoover Dam. This is because workers had to actually die on site to be counted (and for their families to be paid compensation). If you were injured, but not killed, you were usually taken off-site, perhaps to a hospital if it wasn't fatal. If you died later, as a result of your injuries, you wouldn't be counted in the figures and your family wouldn't be eligible for compensation.
I've looked around and there doesn't seem to be much consistency between the figures.
On Wiki it sayd that 42 or so were killed by Pneumonia.
And maybe the damp atmosphere of the concrete pour, perhaps?
Just seems an awful lot of deaths that they didn't get a handle on.
To reiterate: fuck that place
actually makes me feel weird.
Like it's wrong. It needs to be there. Put it up quicker, dammit.
Ooh, some grainy photos of a famous building with scaffolding round it. BW [Big Wow]
Some grainy photos of your mum is not that good. BW [Big Wendy]
and are not paying enough notice to the absolute pasting Theo has dished out to Marckee here.
theo's really on top form today
Maybe someone can explain it to me
Just take it on the chin mate.
And people will claim that they posted in them too, like the Sex Pistols gig in Manchester.
I couldn't have posted a thread about it earlier this week though, as I was at Primavera in the sunshine.
when I saw workmen in Derby knocking down a building that I remember being built.