Engineered structures

ExtremeNinja

Karting amateur
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Didn't want to start a new thread, but here is some more awesomeness from our great capital. Check out the new Kings Cross station.

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Cool, huh?
 
Got to say that, although I work for (and therefore depend for my livelihood on) a company that does the engineering on these sorts of projects, and although they are ingenious, clever, and breath-takingly elegant engineering solutions, they do rather prove the point that such buildings/structures can only exist because nobody took the crayons off the architects quickly enough.
Not all, but too many for comfort.
To be blunt the engineering is like polishing a turd - it doesn't matter how well you do it, all you have at the end of it is a very elegant turd.
Still, it pays my rent, and the client has to live with it long after I've moved on to the next project!
 

mjo

Procrastinating
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Documentary on the building of the Shard (you know, the big tall new building in London) on Channel 4 now.
 
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