Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Beds of Nails

Beds of Nails #BedsofNails #construction #nyc #hudsonyards #steelplates #nails ©2014 Nancy Lundebjerg
Beds of Nails
©2014 Nancy Lundebjerg
I'll add "where are they going" to the "what are they for" question in Lined Up.  Googling is failing me.  Perhaps it is time to try throwing the image itself into google.  What a novel thought.  It didn't work so well though -- I got back a lot of pictures of rusty colored things with the caption:  "visually similar images".

So yesterday I asked my brother what they were called -- he couldn't come up with a name but posited that the plates are used to strengthen cement.  After which I took to google again to learn about cement and steel plates.  Still didn't learn what these babies are called but I did learn a little bit about cement and about steel. Not too much though -- wouldn't want to clutter up my head.  Let's just say that you need both to make a tall building in Manhattan.

Still lacking a name, I turned to Instagram last night -- posting a picture from my Lined Up with a query for @46patches (who just happens to be working at Hudson Yards). He reported that they call them blast plates and that he thinks they were used in the slab.  So I did a little more googling just now and found out that there is a set of standards around building buildings that can withstand terrorist attacks.    At that point (about 10 minutes ago), I decided that it was good to know that there were such standards but that I really did not want to delve into the matter much further.

I still think the blast plates would make good art.

Nails on a Truck #NailsonaTruck #construction #nyc #hudsonyards #steelplates #nails ©2014 Nancy Lundebjerg
Nails on on a Truck
©2014 Nancy Lundebjerg
The Series
#1:   Hudson Rail Yard
#2:   Just Two Hooks Hanging Out at the Yard
#3:   Tinker Toys
#4:   Tinker Toys in Reverse
#5:   Attic with a View
#6:   The Big Drill
#7:   Phoenix Rising
#8:   On Phoenix Wings
#9:   Lined Up

No comments:

Post a Comment