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Christo - the most pretentious artist in the world finally has a great idea.
11-25-2012, 11:33 PM #1
Octo Mother Superior
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-£212m Christo creation will be built in the desert 100 miles south of Abu Dhabi

-It will consist of 400,000 multi-coloured oil barrels

-'Mastaba' will be just taller than the Great Pyramid and three times taller than Nelson's Column

-Christo most famous for wrapping the Reichstag in fabric in 1995

The Mastaba will be made of 410,000 multi-coloured oil barrels, though Christo insists it is not a commentary on the region's oil wealth.

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Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-...pture.html
11-25-2012, 11:47 PM #2
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That object is a frustum. It appears to be a shortened wedge instead of a shortened pyramid.

Not sure it is a good idea. Depends on whether the barrels are new or recycled old barrels.
11-25-2012, 11:58 PM #3
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I assumed recycled barrels but come to think of it I'm not so sure... 13.gif
11-26-2012, 12:39 AM #4
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Amazing that he gets paid to do this. chuckle.gif

Biere.
11-26-2012, 12:40 AM #5
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Slaves to build pyramids don't come cheap anymore. coffeetime.gif
11-26-2012, 01:32 AM #6
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(11-26-2012, 12:40 AM)Octo Wrote:  Slaves to build pyramids don't come cheap anymore. coffeetime.gif


I would imagine the recent governmental change would have created a pool of available workers.
11-26-2012, 01:37 AM #7
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(11-26-2012, 12:39 AM)yankees Wrote:  Amazing that he gets paid to do this. chuckle.gif


15.gif I hear ya'- He's been paid to cover mountains in fabric.That's just bs. The artworld is a peculiar bunch. chuckle.gif

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11-26-2012, 01:42 AM #8
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(11-26-2012, 01:32 AM)オタマジャクシ Wrote:  
(11-26-2012, 12:40 AM)Octo Wrote:  Slaves to build pyramids don't come cheap anymore. coffeetime.gif


I would imagine the recent governmental change would have created a pool of available workers.


I would think so. How many sla..I mean people would it take to build Christo's pyramid out of 410 000 oil barrels at minimum wage? Any guesstimates? I have no idea what minimum wage is in Abu Dhabi, but my suspicion is art students with daddy's credit card will fly in from all over the world to do it for free.
11-26-2012, 05:04 AM #9
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(11-26-2012, 01:42 AM)Octo Wrote:  
(11-26-2012, 01:32 AM)オタマジャクシ Wrote:  
(11-26-2012, 12:40 AM)Octo Wrote:  Slaves to build pyramids don't come cheap anymore. coffeetime.gif


I would imagine the recent governmental change would have created a pool of available workers.


I would think so. How many sla..I mean people would it take to build Christo's pyramid out of 410 000 oil barrels at minimum wage? Any guesstimates? I have no idea what minimum wage is in Abu Dhabi, but my suspicion is art students with daddy's credit card will fly in from all over the world to do it for free.


500 barrels per eight hour day per person, 20 people, about a month. The barrels will be bucket brigaded and it should go faster on the bottom and slower on the top.
11-26-2012, 05:09 AM #10
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(11-26-2012, 05:04 AM)オタマジャクシ Wrote:  500 barrels a day per person, 20 people, about a month.


No art student would do that. lol.gif 20 barrels a day max.

But yes if you hire local workers, or rather imported labor, yes maybe. 500 a day seems quite a bit though. hmm.gif
11-27-2012, 03:54 AM #11
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(11-26-2012, 05:09 AM)Octo Wrote:  
(11-26-2012, 05:04 AM)オタマジャクシ Wrote:  500 barrels a day per person, 20 people, about a month.


No art student would do that. lol.gif 20 barrels a day max.

But yes if you hire local workers, or rather imported labor, yes maybe. 500 a day seems quite a bit though. hmm.gif


Unlined closed head steel 55 gal drums weigh about 46 pounds.

However I was looking at the barrel specs and they will probably use a SAUDI ARAMCO STANDARD SPECIFICATION BARREL which is 216 liter (57 US gallons) and only weighs 40 pounds (18 kg).

I was assuming they would just form a line and pass them. However - lets assume they are somewhat lazy. 20 people in a line, 5 seconds per barrel is is 288 barrels per person or 5760 barrels per day for 20 people.

6 seconds would drop that to 4800 per 20 man group, or two minutes per barrel if they rolled/carried them individually.

When I was 12 we used to load and unload several thousand lugs of cherries every day @ 30 pounds per lug. Asking a grown man to carry a 40 lbs barrel isn't unreasonable.


So 50 people not so ambitious one month.
11-27-2012, 06:57 AM #12
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for a second i was expecting to see a painting by ocker1 chuckle.gif



i'm kidding gaah.gif

bet you thought i'm aian and i could read minds chuckle.gif

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11-27-2012, 02:45 PM #13
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I knew you were going to say that. chuckle.gif

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11-27-2012, 03:26 PM #14
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(11-27-2012, 03:54 AM)オタマジャクシ Wrote:  Unlined closed head steel 55 gal drums weigh about 46 pounds.

However I was looking at the barrel specs and they will probably use a SAUDI ARAMCO STANDARD SPECIFICATION BARREL which is 216 liter (57 US gallons) and only weighs 40 pounds (18 kg).

I was assuming they would just form a line and pass them. However - lets assume they are somewhat lazy. 20 people in a line, 5 seconds per barrel is is 288 barrels per person or 5760 barrels per day for 20 people.

6 seconds would drop that to 4800 per 20 man group, or two minutes per barrel if they rolled/carried them individually.

When I was 12 we used to load and unload several thousand lugs of cherries every day @ 30 pounds per lug. Asking a grown man to carry a 40 lbs barrel isn't unreasonable.


So 50 people not so ambitious one month.


I guess I should have read the original article a bit more thoroughly...

Quote:The Bulgarian-born artist, 74, is collaborating with Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed al-Nayhan, the crown prince’s elder brother, with the royal family ‘very excited to realise the project.’

Construction of the Mastaba will take 30 months, with hundreds of people involved. A German company has been commissioned to supply the coloured barrels.

A nearby ‘art campus’ will include an exhibition on the project, as well as housing a luxury hotel and restaurant.

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11-27-2012, 03:52 PM #15
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(11-27-2012, 03:54 AM)オタマジャクシ Wrote:  
(11-26-2012, 05:09 AM)Octo Wrote:  
(11-26-2012, 05:04 AM)オタマジャクシ Wrote:  500 barrels a day per person, 20 people, about a month.


No art student would do that. lol.gif 20 barrels a day max.

But yes if you hire local workers, or rather imported labor, yes maybe. 500 a day seems quite a bit though. hmm.gif


Unlined closed head steel 55 gal drums weigh about 46 pounds.

However I was looking at the barrel specs and they will probably use a SAUDI ARAMCO STANDARD SPECIFICATION BARREL which is 216 liter (57 US gallons) and only weighs 40 pounds (18 kg).

I was assuming they would just form a line and pass them. However - lets assume they are somewhat lazy. 20 people in a line, 5 seconds per barrel is is 288 barrels per person or 5760 barrels per day for 20 people.

6 seconds would drop that to 4800 per 20 man group, or two minutes per barrel if they rolled/carried them individually.

When I was 12 we used to load and unload several thousand lugs of cherries every day @ 30 pounds per lug. Asking a grown man to carry a 40 lbs barrel isn't unreasonable.


So 50 people not so ambitious one month.


The real question is: How are the bottom barrels going to support the weight?

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