SkyscraperCity banner

2281 - 2296 of 2296 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,587 Posts
Actually a YIMBY forumer asked a member of the construction crew, who said there is a trap door so the crew can exit after the last piece is fixed into position. Obviously no one will be going in there for anything other than maintenance, but there is a way inside.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
879 Posts
Actually a YIMBY forumer asked a member of the construction crew, who said there is a trap door so the crew can exit after the last piece is fixed into position. Obviously no one will be going in there for anything other than maintenance, but there is a way inside.
Probably useful also for any future repairs too.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
879 Posts
What's BEAN Taking So Long?
https://gothamist.com/arts-entertainment/whats-bean-taking-so-long
[A] significant difference between the Leonard Street sculpture and Cloud Gate is the suspension system. In the case of Cloud Gate, the sculpture is supported by a large base frame bolted to the plaza, which also is comprised of two large ring structures. The shell of the sculpture is suspended by means of a series of spring connectors joining the shell framing to the support rings. The Leonard Street sculpture has a different support mechanism. Instead of a single large support frame, each slice has its individual support frame. The support frames for the bottom slices are each bolted to the plaza, and the slices themselves are suspended by means of cables. When completed, the entire sculpture will be suspended with a system of cables and spring members so that it will be able to move slightly with changes of temperature and wind and snow loads. All of the cables will need to be properly tensioned during the installation process.



 

·
Registered
Joined
·
80 Posts
At least this is finally happening. It was starting to remind me of Claes Oldenburg's 65 foot "Collar and Bow" that was supposed to go up in front of Walt Disney Concert Hall, and became mired in structural issues and then lawsuits.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
879 Posts
At least this is finally happening. It was starting to remind me of Claes Oldenburg's 65 foot "Collar and Bow" that was supposed to go up in front of Walt Disney Concert Hall, and became mired in structural issues and then lawsuits.
The best thing to put up in front of the Walt Disney Concert Hall is a brand new building to replace it. :lol:
 
2281 - 2296 of 2296 Posts
Top