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Alexandrias leaning tower

Alexandrias leaning tower

RE: Alexandrias leaning tower

Dunno, I'd say the construction is pretty stout, given the building hasn't buckled with a 15 dg. lean.

RE: Alexandrias leaning tower

lol - the guard on the left seem to be leaning with the tower. Perhaps all the other buildings are leaning left and the tower is vertical!

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RE: Alexandrias leaning tower

...and if you avoid a geotechnical report, we can save another 1000 pounds (Egyptian currency).

Dik

RE: Alexandrias leaning tower

I doubt this one will be as renowned as the one in Pisa.

RE: Alexandrias leaning tower

The neat thing about the Tower of Pisa was that it started to tilt under construction and this is reflected in the increased column lengths on the side that was tilting... The tower is 'kinda curved'.

Dik

RE: Alexandrias leaning tower

Call Slabjack!

Mike McCann, PE, SE (WA)


RE: Alexandrias leaning tower

"...in a country where 400 residential buildings collapse each year."

Now that's pathetic...

Mike McCann, PE, SE (WA)


RE: Alexandrias leaning tower

Moles, possibly gophers.

RE: Alexandrias leaning tower

"...in a country where 400 residential buildings collapse each year"

I wonder what rate would make carelessness cost prohibitive.

RE: Alexandrias leaning tower

Terrorists built one too many tunnels...

Mike McCann, PE, SE (WA)


RE: Alexandrias leaning tower

It is a very unique skywalk, not an engineering disaster.

RE: Alexandrias leaning tower

the article mentions the number floors exceeded maximun for the location/base. I seem to recall the practice was to never complete construction to prevent paying taxes, thus ever so often a new floor was added to ward off the tax man

RE: Alexandrias leaning tower

I liked how they sold the places before the building was finished, telling people "Sure, we'll put you in the top floor!". Of course, it WAS the top floor when it was sold... and then they add another floor and start the process anew.

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RE: Alexandrias leaning tower

dik -

Thanx for the confirmation of my initial visit to the tower in Pisa. - I told my wife that the structure was for "straight", but "kinked" a bit. - I like "kinked" instead of curved.

At least the model displayed in the tourist center had a straight structure.

Dick

Engineer and international traveler interested in construction techniques, problems and proper design.

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