Famous Hulls of the Alaskan Sea


[Image: Philipp Scholz Rittermann].

I scanned this interior view of a ship's hull from a postcard I received yesterday. The voluminous, cathedral-like reinforced buttressing of the ship's inner hull is all the more remarkable when you realize that this is the Exxon Valdez Under Construction.
Do future catastrophes offer hints in the details of the past?

(Thanks, Dan).

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December 31, 2005 12:43 PM  
Anonymous John Devlin said...

Happy New Year!
If you invert this photo of the vaulting of the Chapel of King's College, Cambridge, it looks like the interior of your Alaskan hull-
http://www.ariadne.org/studio/michelli/vaultkings2.jpg

January 01, 2006 7:18 AM  
Blogger Geoff Manaugh said...

It does, indeed. Perhaps we should ram King's College with an iceberg...? Or ram an iceberg with it?

January 01, 2006 2:57 PM  
Blogger Geoff Manaugh said...

And thanks, plx - happy new year!

January 01, 2006 2:59 PM  
Anonymous John Devlin said...

the icy white Portland stone of the adjacent Gibbs Fellows' Building at King's always has seemed to me to want to collide with the Chapel: latter which has 4 corner towers like the four funnels of the fated Titanic. Due for a collision or the College at least bound for financial insolvency, even despite Keynes's financial wheelings and dealings with and for the College portfolio...
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/f/fd/KingsCollegeChapel.jpg

January 01, 2006 8:31 PM  
Blogger Geoff Manaugh said...

You could rebuild the entirety of Cambridge on a subduction zone, and then watch as the two buildings literally do collide. Tectonics as a means for redesigning the city. Every ten years another inch is different.

January 03, 2006 2:29 PM  

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