Thursday, March 25, 2010

Wrong on many levels


Two architects independently came up with very similar designs for a multi-level underground car-park in central Wellington (to accompany and underlie the Monument to the Inventor of the Back-Scratcher). I am worried whether the rafters are strong enough to support the load. Perhaps some of our more engineering-minded readers can make a structural assessment.

Also it looks rather crowded and chaotic down there in the car-park. Maybe there's a problem with non-ergonomic handrails in the stairwells. Otherwise they need better signage.

UPDATE: It turns out that another architect arrived at a similar design in 1972.
My point, this is central to it.

14 comments:

Substance McGravitas said...

DO NOT BUILD PARKING LOTS. When we're all riding around in зорбы we'll just stop at the helium station to park them in the sky.

Another Kiwi said...

Mayor Kerry is the black ninja?

Smut Clyde said...

To be constructed by Weta Workshops!

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Mayor Kerry is the black ninja?

Apparently so. And Gandhi was his Sensei.
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M. Bouffant said...

Those are indeed brittle looking "rafters." Discount for those parked in the lower levels?

N__B said...

I wouldn't worry about the load, since gravitational acceleration is entirely controlled by belief. None of those people looks like they feel heavy.

Of course, I learned physics entirely from Warner Brothers animation.

Smut Clyde said...

Wellington City Council tends to buy equipment from the Acme Supply Co.

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

Of course, I learned physics entirely from Warner Brothers animation.

yeah, like anybody's surprised.

Another Kiwi said...

Of course, I learned physics entirely from Warner Brothers animation.
"Oh" people might say, "there are other places to learn physics? I knew that"

N__B said...

Wellington City Council tends to buy equipment from the Acme Supply Co.

One can never over-stock rollable holes.

tigris said...

On a different note, Jesus must be quite the marionette manipulator.

Smut Clyde said...

I am impressed by the attentiveness of his audience, even though they've seen the same show 70-mumble times already.

M. Bouffant said...

Mary & her husband (Forget. Jim? Job?) in structure two are the worst stage parents ever.

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

On a different note, Jesus must be quite the marionette manipulator.

That explains the plethora of puppets in the Heartland.