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Old 15th May 2019, 04:51 PM   #501
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I think saying “think a retractable skylight is easy? “ would be actually accurate. Obviously any roof material that opens could have the same problem, because a roof that opens is much much more prone to leaks, yes because it’s hard to seal that sort of thing. Has very little to do with the roof material.

Remember sunroofs in cars that often leaked?


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Think a glass roof is easy?

A rubber seal that runs along the center of the 355-foot retractable skylight at the World Trade Center Oculus is believed to have ripped during its opening and closing on the 2018 anniversary of the Sept. 11 terror attacks, said a spokesman for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.

The World Trade Center’s $3.9 Billion Oculus Has Rip in Its Skylight - WSJ
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Old 15th May 2019, 04:52 PM   #502
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How they stayed alive there.
“Life breaks free. Life expands to new territories. Painfully, perhaps even dangerously. But life finds a way.”
― Michael Crichton, Jurassic Park
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Old 15th May 2019, 04:54 PM   #503
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A turning point in glass buildings would be The Crystal Palace of 1851 (so 180 years?). England was booming and wanted to show her wares, needed a big shed. Hundreds of plans were rejected. Joe Paxton had been working with greenhouses, knew that the new sheet glass and improved iron frameworks had possibility. *ENORMOUS* mostly-glass exhibit hall, on-time and way under planned budget. It was a triumph so great that when the Exhibition closed, it was moved and used for many and various shows. A fire started in 1936, spread through dry wood floors and stored materials.... but not a bad life for a low-price 6-month building. And very inspirational.

A far later interpretation is the Crystal Cathedral built for Schuller's mega-church, now being adapted for the Catholics.

That was clear London was a leading city in Europe and others city from Europe were running after this model (and certainly also they lurked cities like NYC for the confort and modernity model). My understanding is a city like Paris was late but some religious buildings and the drawing people like todays is from the XIX (late half period with Hausmann or Baltard for instance, this last builded with glass and steel but certainly get his inspiration from USA). Same with Berlin iirc : sort of competition !

Thank you for the link, very good to know

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Old 15th May 2019, 05:40 PM   #504
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Back when winter clothing technology was nonexistent, food source was scarce, and campfire was the only heat source, how do you think people migrated to those regions of the world?
...What? Last time I checked, animal furs are still the absolute best thing to protect you from the cold, any kind will do, as long as it's thick and ehm... furry.
And don't you understand the basic concept of females being cold tend to beg you to go to bed with them?

I'm okay with being used for my body warmth, if she's cold enough it does not matter how big the speaker project is!
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Old 15th May 2019, 06:04 PM   #505
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...if she's cold enough
This female looks too hot for me!
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Old 15th May 2019, 08:25 PM   #506
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“Life breaks free. Life expands to new territories. Painfully, perhaps even dangerously. But life finds a way.”
― Michael Crichton, Jurassic Park
They say given the duration of their existence, dinosaurs were the most successful animals on earth, more successful than humans (so far). For that, I would say the quote applies to dinosaurs.
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Old 15th May 2019, 08:27 PM   #507
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...What? Last time I checked, animal furs are still the absolute best thing to protect you from the cold, any kind will do, as long as it's thick and ehm... furry.
Well, then why didn't they use it?
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This female looks too hot for me!
Isn't that the wrong one?
Should've been Raquel Welch.
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I will bet on the men's predator long neck chick close to Raquel.
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dinosaurs were the most successful animals on earth
More than 10,000 species of dinosaur still roam the Earth. We call them birds.

https://www.nationalgeographic.com/m...birds-fossils/
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