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Christo - the most pretentious artist in the world finally has a great idea.
11-27-2012, 04:44 PM #16
Octo Mother Superior
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(11-27-2012, 03:52 PM)Kreeper Wrote:  The real question is: How are the bottom barrels going to support the weight?


Quote:A German company has been commissioned to supply the coloured barrels.

German technology. coffeetime.gif
11-27-2012, 04:55 PM #17
Kreeper Griobhtha
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Politicians hide themselves away
They only started the war
Why should they go out to fight?
They leave that role to poor
11-27-2012, 05:18 PM #18
オタマジャクシ Member
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(11-27-2012, 03:52 PM)Kreeper Wrote:  
(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
 98cm. Dimation : 59cm

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?


Using an ARAMCO Standard barrel, the "sculpture" is about 340 barrels tall and up to 510 barrels wide.

It says he is using more than 400,000 barrels. If you do the math you get numbers in the 120000-174000 range for one end depending on your slope estimate.

The whole thing is a metal skeleton with barrels welded to the outside (it's hollow).

Welding a steel framework that tall is a project.

11-27-2012, 06:15 PM #19
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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(11-27-2012, 04:44 PM)Octo Wrote:  
(11-27-2012, 03:52 PM)Kreeper Wrote:  The real question is: How are the bottom barrels going to support the weight?


Quote:A German company has been commissioned to supply the coloured barrels.

German technology. coffeetime.gif

They just acquired the technology to outlaw bestiality, the sky's the limit now eh? chuckle.gif




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