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Old 12-08-2021, 01:35 PM
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Not a hard hat to be seen.
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How many tall modern buildings are going to be around in 90 years or so?
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How many rivets are there in the building? Some interesting machinery in use there.
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100,000 rivets. 5 men died during the build. Wonder how many went deaf setting al those rivets with no ear protection.
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All those weights on the hook must of been for wind moving the hook maybe?????
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Old 12-09-2021, 12:13 PM
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That would be my guess. You don't see that much anymore. Typically the block (or ball when single lining) are plenty heavy.
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An OSHA inspector just had a mental breakdown watching this video...
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Old 12-09-2021, 08:58 PM
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I read somewhere that the death toll could be calculated by how much money the project cost back then. something like one death per Million dollars was the norm for the time.
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Old 12-16-2021, 12:00 AM
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Quite interesting video, thanks for sharing. those carnegie beams look ridiculously labor intensive. I was wondering why the... what they called "cover plates" were so flexy when they assembled, turned out to be laminated from four layers of steel. Whereas the "wing plates" are solid.


What are they heating the rivets with? is it like an induction heater? I know nothing about skyrise construction.
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