May 12, 2003 at 10:49 am #706196sw101Participant
does anyone know of interesting cables structures erected in dublin recently? i think stevensons central bank could be classed as such but i wouldnt rely on it as an example of finesse in modern engineering terms
May 12, 2003 at 11:22 am #726684
Well the obvious one is the new bridge in Dundrum, but I have recently put up a new clothes line in my back garden if you’re intrested….
May 12, 2003 at 1:19 pm #726685sw101Participant
i was thinking more of buildings, stadia, possibly avery structures, they seem to be the best solution. good luck with that clothes line though. i have some structural pegs if you need them 🙂
May 12, 2003 at 2:07 pm #726686
I used to work in the Munich Olympic Park – Any published drawings or photos don’t do it justice – Very heavy cabling but taken as a whole, the way it covers a swimming pool – Main Stadium and indoor arena – plus outdoor circulation areas – shows how versitile this system of enclosure is – lending a cohesion and flow to a huge area.
May 12, 2003 at 2:09 pm #726687
PS. Structural pegs? Sounds serious. Something for Desperate Dan’s dungarees maybe..
May 16, 2003 at 1:06 pm #726688GrahamHParticipant
On a kind of semi-relatedish issue of sorts, ok its not at all, does anyone have the faintest idea what that grid cable-like supported structure is thats tacked onto the House of Ireland on Nassau St?
I originally thought that it was part of scaffolding that was being erected, and then part of some type of projecting shelter that was being built.
The fact that its been up for the past year now is suggestive that its owners are trying to make some sort of architectural statement, ie, its now apparently part of the building.
May 16, 2003 at 1:29 pm #726689emfParticipant
Probably to protect passing pedestrians from bits of the stone facing which may be dropping off do you think!
May 16, 2003 at 2:43 pm #726690Rory WParticipant
Thats the reason according to a friend who works in that building.
I think there is some kind of cable structure being built for the new stand at Dundalk racecourse – I’ll take a look next time I’m passing
May 16, 2003 at 2:58 pm #726691GrahamHParticipant
You’re joking, pieces falling off?!
If we were still in the 70s and it was a Georgian building, it would be declared unsafe and swept away within days.
And pieces of that red cladding have the potential to fall off the building and all thats done is a grid put up?
The Boyne Valley Suspension Bridge on the proposed Drogheda By-pass is another cabled structure. Its already completed, with the road due to link up to the N1 by the end of the year.
The bridge looks spectacular crossing the valley, when seen from the train viaduct further down the river.
May 16, 2003 at 4:02 pm #726692Rory WParticipant
Well thats what I heard when I asked about it.
FYI – The Drogheda by-pass should be open after the June bank holiday weekend and the local rotary club are organising a walk across the bridge day in the coming weeks. The bridge itself is being illuminated and looks spectacular when lit at night (they were testing the ligts a few weeks ago).
Some info on the story is available from the Drogheda Independent – http://www.unison.ie/drogheda_independent/stories.php3?ca=40&si=974986&issue_id=9206
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