>A £1 million glass walkway that was opened across London’s world famous Tower Bridge less than two weeks ago, has been smashed after a beer bottle was dropped onto it. The stunning attraction, which offers visitors a unique, if slightly terrifying view of the road-bridge and River Thames, 138 feet below, was shattered when a member of the catering staff working at the venue dropped an empty bottle while carrying a tray.
Nice job Britistan! We couldn't expect more from a colony of Pakistan. :3
Amazing. You'd think they test their glass by dropping something on it.
this kind of things have 2 layers of glass in case one fails
that is some shitty glass
Londonistan engineers are shit tier, they design everything to the bare minimum. :(
Fuck I live in London and didn't even have a chance to go there yet
I bet that the frame warped and glass built up tension.
That's a really cool idea. But they should use thick acrylic underneath and glass panels on top to replace as necessary.
>I bet that the frame warped
>Chris Earlie, head of Tower Bridge, said: “A sacrificial layer of glass on the new West Walkway at Tower Bridge Exhibition shattered on Friday evening, when an empty beer bottle fell from a tray being carried by a member of the catering team during an event. The floor was immediately inspected and covered to protect guests from glass splinters.
The sacrificial glass did exactly what it was meant to do.
That thing has 5 layers of glass on it, and that happened after one of them shattered.
It's not meant to break at the first impact from an empty glass bottle.
It's meant to break when something harder than the glass strikes it, while leaving the underlying structure undamaged so it can be replaced.
So a beer bottle is harder.
Yup. Beer bottles are quite hard.
You'd think they'd make it out of 9mm rated bullet proof glass.
That title is rather misleading. It makes it sound like the whole walkway was shattered instead of a surface layer designed for that purpose.
Speaking of civil engineering, how's Berlin airport these days?
talking of glass floors and walls
>1993: Garry Hoy, a 38-year-old lawyer in Toronto, Canada, fell to his death on 9 July 1993, after he threw himself against a window on the 24th floor of the Toronto-Dominion Centre in an attempt to prove to a group of visitors that the glass was "unbreakable," a demonstration he had done many times before. The glass did not break, but popped out of the window frame, causing Hoy to plummet 24 stories to his death.
I'd rather we talk about the "death-ray building" that refocussed light beams onto the ground because of it's unusual shape and also why it's creators blamed the sun rather than their retarded concept.