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(Curbed)   In all fairness, San Francisco doesn't get a lot of ice and freezing temperatures. Oh? The store is in Chicago? Well, that's just dumb   ( chicago.curbed.com) divider line
    More: Fail, apparently unexpected adversary, glassy new Apple, flag ship store, recent cold snap, fancy see-through walls, pyramid-shaped bird deterrence, Bird migration, Glass  
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2017-12-30 10:45:36 AM  
I am shocked, SHOCKED I say, that something associated with Apple would be designed for aesthetics rather than functionality.  That's just so unlike them.
 
2017-12-30 10:52:23 AM  

HMS_Blinkin: I am shocked, SHOCKED I say, that something associated with Apple would be designed for aesthetics rather than functionality.  That's just so unlike them.


Yeah, but Foster+Partners farking this up this badly?  I'm shocked that they'd agree to design that.  Part of the job of an architect is to protect your client from their own bad decisions, and they obviously failed at that.  For such a prestigious firm to screw the pooch this badly is kind of remarkable.
 
2017-12-30 11:44:43 AM  
It's going to take a genius to fix this.
 
2017-12-30 12:04:58 PM  
How long before they try to patent iCicles ?
 
2017-12-30 12:19:21 PM  

Driver: How long before they try to patent iCicles ?


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2017-12-30 01:01:26 PM  
You're just walking wrong.
 
2017-12-30 01:18:05 PM  
Wow. What are the odds the gutterless flat roof caves in after a big snowfall? They obviously aren't taking care of that now.
 
2017-12-30 03:15:31 PM  
The engineering company I worked for was moving into a new building after they did major renovations. It was a tower and they built a three storey building attached to it and installed a glass roof. First winter that came and ice from the tower crashed through the glass roof. Thankfully nobody was hurt or killed. Architects design for art, not for practicality, safety, or common sense.
 
2017-12-30 04:25:17 PM  
As the batteries age, they'll slow down the ice dams falling on your head.
 
2017-12-30 05:18:37 PM  
Those tall signs must be weighted down with depleted uranium. Unless they are anchored to the ground (or maybe that too) they will get blown into the lake soon.
 
2017-12-30 05:33:31 PM  
They're using all the wire they saved to cordon off the dangerous areas.
 
2017-12-30 06:03:06 PM  
They should have sloped the roof like an opening laptop and figured out a way for the snow and rain to be easily dumped into the river behind it. Then again that be smart, which isn't Apple.
 
2017-12-30 06:42:05 PM  
Architects often misunderstand the city their building will be built in.

This doesn't stop the usual pathetic paid shills and brainwashed douchebags from commenting. Cash that check while your phone bursts into flame behind your bought-and-paid for butt.

/ever had a real job?
 
2017-12-30 07:02:51 PM  

davidphogan: HMS_Blinkin: I am shocked, SHOCKED I say, that something associated with Apple would be designed for aesthetics rather than functionality.  That's just so unlike them.

Yeah, but Foster+Partners farking this up this badly?  I'm shocked that they'd agree to design that.  Part of the job of an architect is to protect your client from their own bad decisions, and they obviously failed at that.  For such a prestigious firm to screw the pooch this badly is kind of remarkable.


How do you know it was Apples decision? shiat like this actually happens more often than not.  It happens, they design a fix for it, it is fixed, and then you find something else to get fake outraged about Apple.
 
2017-12-30 07:51:58 PM  
The genius bar is much lower these days.
 
2017-12-30 08:18:44 PM  

gingerjet: davidphogan: HMS_Blinkin: I am shocked, SHOCKED I say, that something associated with Apple would be designed for aesthetics rather than functionality.  That's just so unlike them.

Yeah, but Foster+Partners farking this up this badly?  I'm shocked that they'd agree to design that.  Part of the job of an architect is to protect your client from their own bad decisions, and they obviously failed at that.  For such a prestigious firm to screw the pooch this badly is kind of remarkable.

How do you know it was Apples decision? shiat like this actually happens more often than not.  It happens, they design a fix for it, it is fixed, and then you find something else to get fake outraged about Apple.


I'm aware of that, but that's usually not the case with such a large corporate client.
 
2017-12-30 08:45:23 PM  
About 20 years ago a guy walking down Michigan Ave was killed by a microwave oven sized block of ice that fell from the curved roof of the Nieman Marcus.
 
2017-12-30 09:48:21 PM  
I had to go through hell in permitting and plan review for a stinking kitchen remodel, and these guys somehow got approval for their collapsible ice dagger machine?
 
2017-12-30 10:01:54 PM  

jjorsett: I had to go through hell in permitting and plan review for a stinking kitchen remodel, and these guys somehow got approval for their collapsible ice dagger machine?


You're not a corporation, so you're not important have to follow different rules.
 
2017-12-30 10:17:35 PM  

jjorsett: I had to go through hell in permitting and plan review for a stinking kitchen remodel, and these guys somehow got approval for their collapsible ice dagger machine?


Well, at least we're raging against it.
 
2017-12-30 10:41:01 PM  
Form
Function
 
2017-12-30 10:46:14 PM  

davidphogan: HMS_Blinkin: I am shocked, SHOCKED I say, that something associated with Apple would be designed for aesthetics rather than functionality.  That's just so unlike them.

Yeah, but Foster+Partners farking this up this badly?  I'm shocked that they'd agree to design that.  Part of the job of an architect is to protect your client from their own bad decisions, and they obviously failed at that.  For such a prestigious firm to screw the pooch this badly is kind of remarkable.


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sadly no.
 
2017-12-30 11:26:17 PM  
I don't know why I find this so funny, but well this is Fark so I do
 
2017-12-30 11:40:20 PM  

This text is now purple: davidphogan: HMS_Blinkin: I am shocked, SHOCKED I say, that something associated with Apple would be designed for aesthetics rather than functionality.  That's just so unlike them.

Yeah, but Foster+Partners farking this up this badly?  I'm shocked that they'd agree to design that.  Part of the job of an architect is to protect your client from their own bad decisions, and they obviously failed at that.  For such a prestigious firm to screw the pooch this badly is kind of remarkable.

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sadly no.


That looks like a pretty good set for At The Mountains of Madness.
 
2017-12-31 12:08:06 AM  
The architects/engineers should have partnered with Samsung. The naturally radiated heat would melt the snow into rain-gutters.

Sent from my pos IIE running DOS on dial-up.
 
2017-12-31 01:26:30 AM  

lindalouwho: jjorsett: I had to go through hell in permitting and plan review for a stinking kitchen remodel, and these guys somehow got approval for their collapsible ice dagger machine?

Well, at least we're raging against it.


Took me a minute, but +1 funnyed.
 
2017-12-31 01:40:24 AM  
Ctrl-F Francisco = 0

So?
 
2017-12-31 01:42:22 AM  
Compilation - City avalanches #2 (Snow falling from roof)
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2017-12-31 01:42:22 AM  

This text is now purple: davidphogan: HMS_Blinkin: I am shocked, SHOCKED I say, that something associated with Apple would be designed for aesthetics rather than functionality.  That's just so unlike them.

Yeah, but Foster+Partners farking this up this badly?  I'm shocked that they'd agree to design that.  Part of the job of an architect is to protect your client from their own bad decisions, and they obviously failed at that.  For such a prestigious firm to screw the pooch this badly is kind of remarkable.

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sadly no.


Wrong guy...
 
2017-12-31 01:24:12 PM  

jjorsett: I had to go through hell in permitting and plan review for a stinking kitchen remodel, and these guys somehow got approval for their collapsible ice dagger machine?


Collapsible Ice Dagger Machine is the name of my MC 900 Foot Jesus/Bob Wills crossover tribute band.
 
2017-12-31 03:34:54 PM  

Rapmaster2000: About 20 years ago a guy walking down Michigan Ave was killed by a microwave oven sized block of ice that fell from the curved roof of the Nieman Marcus.


Cool story, bro

/See what I did there?
 
2017-12-31 04:32:01 PM  
There were probably 2 dozen other sidewalk areas in the loop with caution tape and yellow "falling ice" cones in the loop at the same time. Happens all the time.
 
2017-12-31 07:12:13 PM  

davidphogan: HMS_Blinkin: I am shocked, SHOCKED I say, that something associated with Apple would be designed for aesthetics rather than functionality.  That's just so unlike them.

Yeah, but Foster+Partners farking this up this badly?  I'm shocked that they'd agree to design that.  Part of the job of an architect is to protect your client from their own bad decisions, and they obviously failed at that.  For such a prestigious firm to screw the pooch this badly is kind of remarkable.


They've obviously been taking their cues from the tech industry: put out a product now, bugs fixed in the next update.
 
2017-12-31 07:31:18 PM  

jckgdig: There were probably 2 dozen other sidewalk areas in the loop with caution tape and yellow "falling ice" cones in the loop at the same time. Happens all the time.


I bet they have gutters on the roofs and the roofs aren't flat, though.
 
2017-12-31 07:35:54 PM  

lindalouwho: jckgdig: There were probably 2 dozen other sidewalk areas in the loop with caution tape and yellow "falling ice" cones in the loop at the same time. Happens all the time.

I bet they have gutters on the roofs and the roofs aren't flat, though.


Yeah, don't see any gutters on the AT&T building or Willis tower. Roofs look pretty flat too.
 
2017-12-31 07:52:50 PM  

jckgdig: lindalouwho: jckgdig: There were probably 2 dozen other sidewalk areas in the loop with caution tape and yellow "falling ice" cones in the loop at the same time. Happens all the time.

I bet they have gutters on the roofs and the roofs aren't flat, though.

Yeah, don't see any gutters on the AT&T building or Willis tower. Roofs look pretty flat too.


Water/ ice/snow melting disposal works differently on towers...
 
2017-12-31 08:07:24 PM  
How do they work? Does the ice hurt less when it lands on you?
 
2017-12-31 08:16:39 PM  

jckgdig: How do they work? Does the ice hurt less when it lands on you?


Yo, the topic is the building in TFA's construction.
 
2017-12-31 08:25:06 PM  
Oh ok. What upsets you about that particular building?
 
2017-12-31 08:31:23 PM  
If you'd RTFA you'd know ;)
 
2017-12-31 09:22:14 PM  
I did. The problem seemed to be ice, which I pointed out happens all the time downtown and is not really a big deal. It's not a residential area, no (or few) buildings have gutters.

I am done for the night though. Happy New Year!
 
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