Can this structure stand without internal support?

Discussion in 'Architecture & Engineering' started by Oystein, Jan 30, 2017.

  1. DaveC426913 Valued Senior Member

    See post 12. Arches certainly do stand on their own. Andy Goldsworthy has made a a coffee table book showing it can be done.

    But this arch is much taller and more delicate than AG's arches, so that is a little odd, though still not totally implausible.

    But - considering we are all pretty certain the bottom arch cannot stand without support, it is quite reasonable to suppose that they used support on the top half as well. (why bother faking only half of a magic trick?)
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  3. Oystein Registered Senior Member

    This structure cannot exist without support of glue or metal rods. Anyone who thinks this structure is free standing has no common sense. Period.
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  5. origin Trump is the best argument against a democracy. Valued Senior Member

    I do not think a single person in this thread thought that structure could stand on its own.
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  7. billvon Valued Senior Member

    Fortunately no one here thinks that.
  8. rpenner Fully Wired Staff Member


  9. cluelusshusbund + Public Dilemma + Valued Senior Member

    Its quite lovely... please give a link to whare it was bein discussed... mayb we can learn more about this particular piece of stone art work.!!!


    Nevermind... rpenner found the art.!!!

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