"Since the dawn of recorded time, communication has revolutionized our lives and changed our world. We now have the ability and the responsability to build new bridges of acceptance and cooperation between us. To create a better world for ourselves and our children as we continue our amazing journey aboard Spaceship Earth." - Jeremy Irons (Spaceship Earth)
It always amazes me how massive things are when you see them up close, I figured the wand was just Aluminum tubing on the side and a good hurricane would just rip it down one day, that looks like construction grade steel there... Which makes me wonder if they waited longer due to the drop in steel prices after 9-11 to take it down....
Did he say "they soldered all the joints to get them apart"
Sorry, just the construction guy in me comming out. There is no solder whatsoever on that structure (except maybe in the electrical work). It was all welded (or bolted) together and then was cut apart with a cutting torch - or burned as the iron workers around here say. "Go burn that beam". Depends where you work.
"I'm gonna build my own amusement park. But with gambling and hookers!" - Bender
"You should never underestimate the predictability of stupidity." - Bullet Tooth Tony
What I'm surprised at is the dumping.. its going to cost them a bit just to clean it back up!
I doubt it, I would assume most of the steel will eventually be hauled away by a scrap vendor probably for free, they will take care of most of the big stuff, as for the small stuff I'm sure they have in the contract with the contractor to clean it up and haul it off, this is probably just a "staging" lot. Its often cheaper when doing demolition to tear it down and stow it on site or close to on site rather than haul it off one piece at a time as you do the demo... It takes a lot fewer people to haul it off than to take it down without doing major damage to the surrounding structures.
Whatever is left over, be it broken light bulbs and small trash... well thats what the Disney slave labor err college program is for right?