Submission 3: Andrew Alfred-Duggan - cable-stayed "fists"

Discussion in 'Pedestrian Bridge Design Charette' started by 3Dementia, May 7, 2009.

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How would you rate Submission 3 out of ten?

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    6 vote(s)
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  1. 3Dementia

    3Dementia Senior Member

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    Designer: Andrew Alfred-Duggan

    Bridge Type: cable-stayed

    Project Description: see below

    Poll: attached

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    DESCRIPTION
    Here is my concept design of a light cable stayed Pedestrian Bridge with the bridge towers being sculpted concrete forearms with hands holding the cables. *"Dummy" cables would splay out behind the fists. *Chances are this design would cost much more than 10 million dollars...I am not qualified to give even an estimation of what this design would cost. enjoy!

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  2. Woodbridge_Heights

    Woodbridge_Heights Senior Member

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    That's pretty cool but maybe a little 'too' out there for Toronto. The forearms would stick out (good or bad) big time in this city. Unfortunately I don't think this is realistic. I still give it a 7.

    It kind of reminds me of the Gibraltar guards (IIRC) from mythology. Or any giant guarding statues from sci fi/fantasy, think neverending story, Lord of the Rings, etc.
     
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  3. khristopher

    khristopher Senior Member

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    Very very cool. Thinking it's too "out there" for Toronto is exactly why Toronto continues to be conservative. You have to change your way of thinking and influence other people with how "cool" this city could actually be.
     
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  4. down on the upside

    down on the upside New Member

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    for some reason this bridge conjures up Saddam Hussein's Swords of victory arch.
     
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  5. Build Up

    Build Up Active Member

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    Really nice but i dont like the hands though. i would give it a 8
     
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  6. MetroMan

    MetroMan Senior Member

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    You said it first but I was gonna say just that.

    2.5 for creativity
    2.0 for engineering
    0.5 for public acceptance
    0.5 for doability
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    5.5/6
     
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  7. kettal

    kettal Banned

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    Replace the fists with something else.
     
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  8. Build Up

    Build Up Active Member

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    yup without them i really like the design
     
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  9. maestro

    maestro Senior Member

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    Hahaha
     
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  10. maestro

    maestro Senior Member

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    It may be not as constructive a post as others but, it nevertheless is still an opinion.


    Sorry but, it's gimmicky and tacky and the subjectively authoritative message isn't one to inspire. If that's what cool is than I'll gladly trade in my contacts for horn-rimmed glasses.

    P.S. Didn't you get in trouble elsewhere for overstepping your bounds? You would think you would have learned something.
     
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  11. Edward

    Edward Senior Member

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    I like it. Neat idea.
     
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  12. CityPlaceN1

    CityPlaceN1 Senior Member

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    That's great!
     
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  13. Uncle Teddy

    Uncle Teddy Senior Member

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    Leaving for home this bridge would symbolize leaving the prison that is work. I like it.
     
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  14. UserNameToronto

    UserNameToronto Active Member

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    How could this possibly score 2.0 for creativity? It's at least as weird as the ROM or OCAD.

    Needs a Monty Python foot :D
     
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  15. EnviroTO

    EnviroTO Senior Member

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    Very North Korean.
     
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