Thursday, March 06, 2008

Gentlemen, please adjust your trusses

Not being an engineer, the word truss makes me think more of Victorian undergarments designed to alleviate the worst effects of a hernia than exhibition centres. I stand corrected, however, by this press release from the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre accompanied by one of managing director Cliff Wallace's always-striking photos. It shows the second of the two huge roof beams now in place for the HKCEC's Phase 2.5 extension work now under way.

Together, these trusses apparently weigh more than 3,000 tonnes...hernia inducing stuff. I'll bet they're glad the builders didn't drop them. There's water down below, not to mention a few toes.

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