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B.M.
10-09-2012, 05:41 PM
Itís just as well the $1m Hairy Maclary isnít in residence yet or he could have been hurt.

And, I suppose the Council will spend heaps of Ratepayers money resurrecting the heap of junk. :groan:


HERE (http://www.sunlive.co.nz/news/31346-waterfront-waka-crashes-onto-tracks.html)

8ftmetalhaed
10-09-2012, 06:21 PM
I quite like the second comment. HAH.

DeSade
10-09-2012, 06:52 PM
Its a ****ing SAIL its meant to catch the wind, what were they thinking.....

B.M.
10-09-2012, 07:03 PM
I wonder if the ďMaori WindĒ was trying to put a sail on a Locomotive and thereby claim NZ Rail, which they can then sell to the Chinese, and fund a couple of Huiís and Hangiís? ;)

QW.
10-09-2012, 07:07 PM
And, I suppose the Council will spend heaps of Ratepayers money resurrecting the heap of junk. :groan:


Isn't that most council's around the country?

Terry Porritt
10-09-2012, 07:11 PM
It would be interesting to know who actually designed it, and whether they allowed for natural vibrations and metal fatigue as well as wind loading

Bobh
10-09-2012, 08:09 PM
Trees get blown over and cause damage but at least they serve a purpose during their lifetime.

R2x1
10-09-2012, 08:38 PM
It would be interesting to know who actually designed it, and whether they allowed for natural vibrations and metal fatigue as well as wind loading
Goodness! Sacrilege! This magnificent piece is art, which is inspired, not designed. All this vibrations and fatigue stuff is from a radically different culture, nothing to do with art.

B.M.
10-09-2012, 09:31 PM
It would be interesting to know who actually designed it, and whether they allowed for natural vibrations and metal fatigue as well as wind loading

I understand all the design work was done by Hone Heke and Associates, a division of Alan Reay Consultants Ltd. ;)

Bobh
10-09-2012, 10:49 PM
Hone Heke was he the one that kept chopping down the pakeha flag pole.

Paul.Cov
10-09-2012, 11:01 PM
I wonder if the ďMaori WindĒ was trying to put a sail on a Locomotive and thereby claim NZ Rail, which they can then sell to the Chinese, and fund a couple more Tuiís for the Rangiís? ;)

Fixed it for you.

CliveM
11-09-2012, 11:02 AM
Looking at that photo of its base it is not surprising it fell down in a bit of wind. That weld was not going to hold much at all. Whoever approved the whole structure should be looking for a new job.

B.M.
11-09-2012, 12:44 PM
Looking at that photo of its base it is not surprising it fell down in a bit of wind. That weld was not going to hold much at all. Whoever approved the whole structure should be looking for a new job.

Dead right, a blind man could see what happened. Fancy asking a weld on a flange base to support a 17m mast with a bl..dy great metal sail on the top. :groan:

I look forward to the findings of the Royal Commission who will no doubt write volumes about the bleeding obvious. :D

Just like the CTV Building. :D

Gobe1
11-09-2012, 01:00 PM
they should have made it more .... flexible ;)
4241

CliveM
11-09-2012, 02:14 PM
I look forward to the findings of the Royal Commission who will no doubt write volumes about the bleeding obvious. :D

Just like the CTV Building. :D

Dont even say things like that in jest. They just might do it and cost the ratepayers a further fortune for nothing.

Cicero
12-09-2012, 09:02 AM
I always thought it had elements of Leonardo da Vinci about it, was I wrong?

Surely not.!

B.M.
12-09-2012, 10:47 AM
I always thought it had elements of Leonardo da Vinci about it, was I wrong?

Surely not.!

It might also be a legacy of a chap by the name of Diotisalvi. ;)

Cicero
12-09-2012, 02:36 PM
It might also be a legacy of a chap by the name of Diotisalvi. ;)

More like Salvador DalŪ

B.M.
12-09-2012, 03:56 PM
More like Salvador DalŪ

:lol: Good Point. :thumbs: