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(NBC New York)   You can't just put a big ol' 60-ton pool on a roof in NYC, there are codes to abide by   (nbcnewyork.com) divider line
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2022-08-11 3:30:05 PM  
The building on Flushing Avenue where the pool was found is not equipped to support that kind of weight

Drew's informed me that the headline several months from now in the alternate timeline was expectedly awesome.
 
2022-08-11 5:11:00 PM  

koder: The building on Flushing Avenue where the pool was found is not equipped to support that kind of weight

Drew's informed me that the headline several months from now in the alternate timeline was expectedly awesome.


"Upper-decker leads to Flushing disaster"
 
2022-08-11 5:21:49 PM  
Youse can't just go building no pools wittout paying some graft to da boys downtown.
 
2022-08-11 5:24:47 PM  
I'm sorry, I thought this was America!
 
2022-08-11 5:25:51 PM  
"The Department of Buildings said the pool had to come down"
Oh, don't worry. It will indeed come down.
 
2022-08-11 5:25:57 PM  
Dang - and I thought it sucked when I lived in an apartment and the twits upstairs from me thought shower curtains were optional. Took forever to dry the carpet in our bathroom. Also - yes - these apartments had carpet in the bathroom. They was classy.
 
2022-08-11 5:26:24 PM  

NeoCortex42: koder: The building on Flushing Avenue where the pool was found is not equipped to support that kind of weight

Drew's informed me that the headline several months from now in the alternate timeline was expectedly awesome.

"Upper-decker leads to Flushing disaster"


That's the one.
 
2022-08-11 5:29:20 PM  
Annoying hipsters....go back to your dumpster pools
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2022-08-11 5:31:31 PM  
This isn't 'nam, there are building codes.
 
2022-08-11 5:31:50 PM  
What? Of course you can. You can totally do whatever you want, and the laws of physics will just bend to your will.

If we've learned nothing else from the last decade, we've learned that ignoring reality is a great way to run everything and has never ever ended badly. Ever.
 
2022-08-11 5:32:33 PM  

fragMasterFlash: Youse can't just go building no pools wittout paying some graft to da boys downtown.


It's a lot of weight. If the building wasn't designed for it then it could cause structural problems. If they just tossed a pool on the roof of an old building without doing it the right way - with structural engineers and etc. - then it is a serious safety issue.

Less "we like graft" and more "we don't want your roof to collapse in on peoples' apartments."
 
2022-08-11 5:35:29 PM  
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2022-08-11 5:35:57 PM  
This isn't 'Nam, Smokey, we have rules.
 
2022-08-11 5:36:32 PM  

fragMasterFlash: Youse can't just go building no pools wittout paying some graft to da boys downtown.


No, you just put an additional 60 TONS of weight on top of a building that wasn't designed for it.

If you don't have proper drainage, the weight of rain water can crush a buildings roof.

What if that thing sprang a leak? How much water damage is that?
 
2022-08-11 5:37:33 PM  
Just drain that into the yard
 
2022-08-11 5:38:21 PM  
FTFA: The department said the pool was installed without proper permits or professional construction

LOL, of all the "no shiat" stories I've seen this week, at least, this is the no shiattiest.

Also, I predict this will encourage idiots to put pools on the floors you CAN'T see from above, ie, not the roof.

Then, the next story, soon after, will be "Several killed after illegal pool causes building to collapse."

Because Americans are dummies. Just straightup farking stupid. And instead of calling stupid people stupid, we pretend they're not stupid because apparently we're not supposed to notice or say it out loud. The stupid must be protected. The rest of us can just go fark ourselves, I guess.
 
2022-08-11 5:38:50 PM  
Back in 2001, Teamsters piled up tons of dirt and sand in the middle of the floor of the Exposition Center at Navy Pier in Chicago.  This was in preparation for the big Flower and Garden Show (which is pretty nice).

The floor gave way and everything collapsed into the parking garage below.
 
2022-08-11 5:39:26 PM  
what if you specify light weight water?
 
2022-08-11 5:39:40 PM  

brainlordmesomorph: fragMasterFlash: Youse can't just go building no pools wittout paying some graft to da boys downtown.

No, you just put an additional 60 TONS of weight on top of a building that wasn't designed for it.

If you don't have proper drainage, the weight of rain water can crush a buildings roof.

What if that thing sprang a leak? How much water damage is that?


But they were having fun! Can you really put a price on fun?

/aside from the gigantic yet cheap-ass pool
 
2022-08-11 5:40:46 PM  

Isitoveryet: what if you specify light weight water?


Artisan, free range water. Organic, of course
 
2022-08-11 5:48:36 PM  
Well, you can.... but only once.
 
2022-08-11 5:57:37 PM  

mongbiohazard: fragMasterFlash: Youse can't just go building no pools wittout paying some graft to da boys downtown.

It's a lot of weight. If the building wasn't designed for it then it could cause structural problems. If they just tossed a pool on the roof of an old building without doing it the right way - with structural engineers and etc. - then it is a serious safety issue.

Less "we like graft" and more "we don't want your roof to collapse in on peoples' apartments."


No reason why it can't be both.  Sometimes the stars just align like that
 
2022-08-11 5:57:41 PM  
Airplanes are all good though.

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2022-08-11 5:57:43 PM  
This sounds like a beer commercial:

EXT - NYC Rooftop - Day
The heat is brutal. Two young guys, drinking cans of Coors Light and dressed in tank tops, swim shorts and sunglasses, dripping with sweat, bake on lawn chairs in the summer sun on the roof of their apartment. They are soaking their feet in a pathetically small kiddie pool as they watch a helicopter use a large, hanging basket to delivery water to pools in the posh neighborhood across the river.

The guys look at the helicopter, look at each other, smile, and crack open fresh cans of Coors Light.

Cut to: one guy is waving down the helicopter while the other holds a makeshift sign that says "Coors Light"

The pilot sees the sign, changes course and places the basket of water on the rooftop.

Bikini clad women enter through the rooftop door. The guys hand them Coors Light cans as they head to the new pool.

Cut to: the guys in the pool with the women. They give thumbs up with their Coors Light cans to the helicopter pilot who is enjoying a Coors Light with a woman in the lawn chairs.

Coors Light beer slogan plays.

FADE TO BLACK.

/ this probably was a beer commercial, I can picture it so vividly
 
2022-08-11 6:01:07 PM  

Isitoveryet: what if you specify light weight water?


What if you fill it with carbonated water?
I think that would actually give it some lift.
 
2022-08-11 6:03:08 PM  

Isitoveryet: what if you specify light weight water?


It's safer than swimming in heavy water.
 
2022-08-11 6:04:14 PM  
Yeah what if it leaks?

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2022-08-11 6:04:19 PM  

foo monkey: Airplanes are all good though.

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A Cessna 182's max takeoff weight is only 3100 lbs (!1.5 tons) though...
 
2022-08-11 6:11:37 PM  

UberSmyth: This sounds like a beer commercial:

EXT - NYC Rooftop - Day
The heat is brutal. Two young guys, drinking cans of Coors Light and dressed in tank tops, swim shorts and sunglasses, dripping with sweat, bake on lawn chairs in the summer sun on the roof of their apartment. They are soaking their feet in a pathetically small kiddie pool as they watch a helicopter use a large, hanging basket to delivery water to pools in the posh neighborhood across the river.

The guys look at the helicopter, look at each other, smile, and crack open fresh cans of Coors Light.

Cut to: one guy is waving down the helicopter while the other holds a makeshift sign that says "Coors Light"

The pilot sees the sign, changes course and places the basket of water on the rooftop.

Bikini clad women enter through the rooftop door. The guys hand them Coors Light cans as they head to the new pool.

Cut to: the guys in the pool with the women. They give thumbs up with their Coors Light cans to the helicopter pilot who is enjoying a Coors Light with a woman in the lawn chairs.

Coors Light beer slogan plays.

FADE TO BLACK.

/ this probably was a beer commercial, I can picture it so vividly


sounds like something Schmitts Gay would do

Schmitts Gay - SNL
Youtube hCOSejS1SSY
 
2022-08-11 6:18:38 PM  

Gassy Snake: Isitoveryet: what if you specify light weight water?

What if you fill it with carbonated water?
I think that would actually give it some lift.


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2022-08-11 6:22:27 PM  

foo monkey: Airplanes are all good though.

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going with the chiller and cooling tower weighing WAY more than that little plane...
 
2022-08-11 6:25:45 PM  
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2022-08-11 6:26:40 PM  

Some Junkie Cosmonaut: mongbiohazard: fragMasterFlash: Youse can't just go building no pools wittout paying some graft to da boys downtown.

It's a lot of weight. If the building wasn't designed for it then it could cause structural problems. If they just tossed a pool on the roof of an old building without doing it the right way - with structural engineers and etc. - then it is a serious safety issue.

Less "we like graft" and more "we don't want your roof to collapse in on peoples' apartments."

No reason why it can't be both.  Sometimes the stars just align like that


That's a silly thing to say though. It's like saying, "The police arrested the guy who was stabbing people in the mall... but there's no reason to think they didn't also arrest him because they wanted a bribe."

The very real, physical danger part is 100% enough for code enforcement to get involved. It would be gross negligence for the authorities to do nothing once they were made aware.
 
2022-08-11 6:27:58 PM  

koder: The building on Flushing Avenue where the pool was found is not equipped to support that kind of weight

Drew's informed me that the headline several months from now in the alternate timeline was expectedly awesome.


Considering it was already filled with water.... and there were pool floats in the picture it looks like it could support it....at least for a while.
Where did they find such a large intex pool?
 
2022-08-11 6:27:59 PM  

cyberspacedout: Isitoveryet: what if you specify light weight water?

It's safer than swimming in heavy water.


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2022-08-11 6:29:18 PM  

foo monkey: Airplanes are all good though.

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When they put that thing up there by crane in 1969 it's likely they had already done the proper consultations to ensure there wasn't a structural issue. You can't just throw a crane up in downtown Manhattan without permits.
 
2022-08-11 6:29:18 PM  

brainlordmesomorph: fragMasterFlash: Youse can't just go building no pools wittout paying some graft to da boys downtown.

No, you just put an additional 60 TONS of weight on top of a building that wasn't designed for it.

If you don't have proper drainage, the weight of rain water can crush a buildings roof.

What if that thing sprang a leak? How much water damage is that?


Most apartment buildings don't even want tenants installing water beds.
 
2022-08-11 6:29:53 PM  

brainlordmesomorph: fragMasterFlash: Youse can't just go building no pools wittout paying some graft to da boys downtown.

No, you just put an additional 60 TONS of weight on top of a building that wasn't designed for it.

If you don't have proper drainage, the weight of rain water can crush a buildings roof.

What if that thing sprang a leak? How much water damage is that?


In an area where people toss giant intex pools on the roof?   Bout 3 fitty
 
2022-08-11 6:30:04 PM  

WelldeadLink: "The Department of Buildings said the pool had to come down"
Oh, don't worry. It will indeed come down.


Um, yeah. It went up, it has to come down
 
2022-08-11 6:31:47 PM  

kosherkow: foo monkey: Airplanes are all good though.

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going with the chiller and cooling tower weighing WAY more than that little plane...


Yep, that plane weighs maybe 3000lbs, tops.  If that.
 
2022-08-11 6:31:57 PM  

RoboZombie: Annoying hipsters....go back to your dumpster pools
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Why don't you show us on the doll where the hipster touched you
 
mjg
2022-08-11 6:32:54 PM  
Get to post my favorite insufferable Williamsburg hipster pic

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2022-08-11 6:37:23 PM  

mongbiohazard: foo monkey: Airplanes are all good though.

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When they put that thing up there by crane in 1969 it's likely they had already done the proper consultations to ensure there wasn't a structural issue. You can't just throw a crane up in downtown Manhattan without permits.


I threw up a crane of my own when the woman who lived in the penthouse sunbathed topless.
 
2022-08-11 6:39:06 PM  

foo monkey: mongbiohazard: foo monkey: Airplanes are all good though.

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When they put that thing up there by crane in 1969 it's likely they had already done the proper consultations to ensure there wasn't a structural issue. You can't just throw a crane up in downtown Manhattan without permits.

I threw up a crane of my own when the woman who lived in the penthouse sunbathed topless.


Well, for now you don't need to get permits for throwing up those kinds of cranes. At least in blue states.
 
2022-08-11 6:39:17 PM  

mjg: Get to post my favorite insufferable Williamsburg hipster pic


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Topless guy on the right:  SHOW ME YOUR TITS!
Guy on the left:  Well, ok...
 
2022-08-11 6:40:57 PM  

Johnson: Back in 2001, Teamsters piled up tons of dirt and sand in the middle of the floor of the Exposition Center at Navy Pier in Chicago.  This was in preparation for the big Flower and Garden Show (which is pretty nice).

The floor gave way and everything collapsed into the parking garage below.


Not the first time teamsters have been to blame for flooding
 
2022-08-11 6:41:25 PM  

brainlordmesomorph: What if that thing sprang a leak? How much water damage is that?


Sploosh!!
 
2022-08-11 6:42:30 PM  

Gassy Snake: Isitoveryet: what if you specify light weight water?

What if you fill it with carbonated water?
I think that would actually give it some lift.


Nope... CO2 is heavier than air.   Also, the water has to be cold to hold gas in suspension..
 
2022-08-11 6:42:30 PM  

Peter von Nostrand: Isitoveryet: what if you specify light weight water?

Artisan, free range water. Organic, of course


No it has to be carbonated, the bubbles make it lighter
 
2022-08-11 6:43:33 PM  

Isitoveryet: what if you specify light weight water?


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