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/int/ 25800632: Tower Bridge glass walkway shatters after visitor drops a beer bottle on it

georgedyjr Avatar
georgedyjr:#25800632

>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.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/howaboutthat/11250692/Tower-Bridge-glass-walkway-shatters-after-visitor-drops-a-beer-bottle-on-it.html

Nice job Britistan! We couldn't expect more from a colony of Pakistan. :3

woodydotmx Avatar
woodydotmx:#25800641

Amazing. You'd think they test their glass by dropping something on it.

silv3rgvn Avatar
silv3rgvn:#25800662

this kind of things have 2 layers of glass in case one fails

antonyryndya Avatar
antonyryndya:#25800686

that is some shitty glass

coreyhaggard Avatar
coreyhaggard:#25800704

Londonistan engineers are shit tier, they design everything to the bare minimum. :(

sava2500 Avatar
sava2500:#25800721

Fuck I live in London and didn't even have a chance to go there yet

sounds cool

aadesh Avatar
aadesh:#25800730

I bet that the frame warped and glass built up tension.

naupintos Avatar
naupintos:#25800814

That's a really cool idea. But they should use thick acrylic underneath and glass panels on top to replace as necessary.

bassamology Avatar
bassamology:#25800825

>>25800730
>I bet that the frame warped
American tourists?

m4rio Avatar
m4rio:#25800871

>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.

madhan4uu Avatar
madhan4uu:#25800884

>>25800871
>>25800730
We know. But this shouldn't happen.

ovall Avatar
ovall:#25800889

>brittish engineering

pf_creative Avatar
pf_creative:#25800893

>>25800884
The sacrificial glass did exactly what it was meant to do.

carloscrvntsg Avatar
carloscrvntsg:#25800901

That thing has 5 layers of glass on it, and that happened after one of them shattered.

linux29 Avatar
linux29:#25800905

>>25800893
It's not meant to break at the first impact from an empty glass bottle.

anass_hassouni Avatar
anass_hassouni:#25800963

>>25800905
It's meant to break when something harder than the glass strikes it, while leaving the underlying structure undamaged so it can be replaced.

jrxmember Avatar
jrxmember:#25801029

>>25800963
So a beer bottle is harder.

romanbulah Avatar
romanbulah:#25801039

>>25801029
Yup. Beer bottles are quite hard.

ntfblog Avatar
ntfblog:#25801070

British Engineering

You'd think they'd make it out of 9mm rated bullet proof glass.

souuf Avatar
souuf:#25801631

bump

olgary Avatar
olgary:#25801678

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?

ultragex Avatar
ultragex:#25801711

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.

anaami Avatar
anaami:#25801715

>>25801678
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.

kiwiupover Avatar
kiwiupover:#25801718

>>25801711
ebin

grrr_nl Avatar
grrr_nl:#25801754

>>25801715
This.

jasontdsn Avatar
jasontdsn:#25801785

>>25801711
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ogey-2hNvr8