On Thu, 11 Nov 2010 16:23:33 -0800 (PST), RicodJour wrote:
Undetected crack caused tower to fall wrong way, demolition company says:
If they didn't know about the crack before they knocked it down, when it was
still in one piece, how could they tell that it was there after it was all
smashed -- sounds like excuse number one in the demo handbook for failures.
There are some questionable things in the article.
- Oh no. Those were some of the last words
- and I thought, Holy cow .
But there accuracy as well.
- It was definitely a sight to see,
-We just ran,
I wonder just how they determined that "an undetected crack on the south
side of the tower pulled it backward"?
These guys don't just blow things up, they blow them up, down,
sideways. They know where they placed things and how the blast was
supposed to work (shaped charges, etc). They should be able to look at
the debris and see what is not supposed to be there. Not really all that
hard to do.
"Even I realized that money was to politicians what the ecalyptus tree is to
koala bears: food, water, shelter and something to crap on."
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