Posted by jo scheer on May 11, 2002 at 09:47:28:
In Reply to: Re: the hooch posted by d on May 10, 2002 at 14:49:15:
The building of towers, supported by cables, has a history of over 100 years, commencing with the need to support telegraph and electrical wires. The hooch, with cables tied to surrounding trees, uses the trees roots as anchors- an extremely strong foundation. The structure is triangulated upon the point foundation. Any stress or movement is solely on the point, there is minimal stress on the joinery. All lateral forces are distributed throughout the cable network, with no distortion of the actual structure.
It moves, yes, but comfortably so. - Jo
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