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Working high steel in 1929.
« on: February 22, 2021, 04:21:19 AM »

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Re: Working high steel in 1929.
« Reply #1 on: February 22, 2021, 02:37:37 PM »
That's a big nope from me. ;D

10+ years ago i designed foundations for these massive elevated water storage tanks in Houston. I got invited to climb up inside one to the top just to see the view.

I'm not scared of heights, but at the top was around 190' and since it's shaped round like a golf ball, you stand on this 6' diameter area that has railing. But since the rounder area falls away from you it's an optical illusion. You feel like you are sanding on top of a telephone pole. Even being harnessed in it was difficult to stand up, just felt like you were really exposed.

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Re: Working high steel in 1929.
« Reply #2 on: February 23, 2021, 04:33:15 AM »
Awesome, TIO.

There was a Indian tribe in Canada that used to (might still) do the high steel work all over.

Supposedly they were genetically immune to fear of heights. 

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Re: Working high steel in 1929.
« Reply #3 on: February 24, 2021, 09:38:20 AM »


10+ years ago i designed foundations for these massive elevated water storage tanks in Houston. I got invited to climb up inside one to the top just to see the view.

M.U.D. Districts?

You feel like you are sanding on top of a telephone pole.

Telephone poles sway....

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Re: Working high steel in 1929.
« Reply #4 on: February 24, 2021, 09:45:58 AM »
Awesome, TIO.

There was a Indian tribe in Canada that used to (might still) do the high steel work all over.

Supposedly they were genetically immune to fear of heights.

Mohawks...

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Re: Working high steel in 1929.
« Reply #5 on: February 24, 2021, 02:07:30 PM »
M.U.D. Districts?

Telephone poles sway....

These were City of Houston tanks. I never worked on any MUD tanks, most of them are hydropneumatic due to cost. Most elevated tanks are being taken down now.

Just standing on top it felt like you were on a smaller platform than you really were. It was a 6' diameter plate but felt tiny due to the optical illusion. Those definitely don't sway. ;D