HecticArt Wonderful Architecture Work

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  1. Wolf

    Wolf The Lone Wolf

    Years ago I don't know what floor it was. But I use to work in a 30 plus story building and I was like on the 20th plus floor and sometimes I swore I felt the building sway in the wind. Felt kinda freaky to me.
    Last edited: Feb 11, 2019
  2. HecticArt

    HecticArt Administrator

    That can happen. 20 stories seems a bit low to feel it, you never know how something was designed. They didn't think the windows would pop off of the Hancock Tower after all.

    In taller buildings, sometimes when you can see the clouds moving past the window, and can't see the ground or other stationary things, it can feel a bit like you're moving.
  3. Wolf

    Wolf The Lone Wolf

  4. memebag

    memebag Top Brass, ADVP

    Sounds like tilt wall. I love tilt wall. Houston is full of inventive tilt wall buildings.
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  5. semipenguin

    semipenguin Bum Looker

    Morning wood

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  6. HecticArt

    HecticArt Administrator

    I've been reading about them for the last few years.
    It's crazy to me, but there are supposed to be some advantages.
  7. IdRatherBeSkiing

    IdRatherBeSkiing This space for rent

    They burn faster than steel ones.

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  8. HecticArt

    HecticArt Administrator

    Wood (at least larger boards) does better in fires than steel does.
    Wood will form a layer of charcoal around it that actually protect if from burning all the way through. Steel has a low melting point and will slump at lower temperatures, so it fails before wood framed buildings.

    Check out this picture of a fire where steel beams are draped over some wood beams.

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  9. Wolf

    Wolf The Lone Wolf

    You're saying my wood is stronger then steel? :woohoo:
    Last edited: Feb 20, 2019 at 9:09 PM
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  10. HecticArt

    HecticArt Administrator

    No, just charred around the edges....... :dunno1
  11. Wolf

    Wolf The Lone Wolf

    My wood is still stronger then steel, ask Koop. :p
  12. scotchandcigar

    scotchandcigar arrogant bastard


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