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- To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
- Subject: Re: Sculpture support problem
- From: Parkerres(--nospam--at)aol.com
- Date: Tue, 10 Nov 1998 21:43:39 EST
John - As a firm, we actually do this type of work (though not enough to make a real living), i.e., designing structural supports for sculpture, and have encountered simliar problems. My advice is to hold your ground! (sorry for the pun). The artist either has to give you a larger leg to accomodate the support rod that you need or, as others have artistically suggested, the artist can give you an extra leg to stand on. We had a similar problem with a "walking" sculpture and finally convinced the artist to have both legs on the ground. As an added thought, in addition to designing for the code loads based on the weight of the structure and seismic or wind lateral loads, for public art, we also consider the "200# guy" who can climb on or push the sculpture. Remember, they will only know who the structural engineer on the project is if the sculpture falls over. I assume that is publicity that you don't need. Good luck, Bruce Resnick, SE Parker Resnick Str. Eng.
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