Friday, March 15, 2013

The Final Ties- The Support

We began by holding the ends in the form they were supposed to take. We then supported these ends using 8’ wooden members. While someone made a trip to home depot to get metal rods to replace the wooden members, the rest of us further corrected the shape of our structure by connecting our structure to the surround buildings with long sections of string. Once the metal rods arrived, we flattened one end, drilled a hole in it, and angled it. We then drilled into the base of our structure to secure the rods. These rods were then zip tied to the polycarbonate. After the final ties were complete, we cut the string and waited in suspense for our structure to fall, but it did not! 

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