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Posted By: jcphoto, 01-28-2019, 09:48 PM

Does anyone know why this "Barn" is built/added on so strangely?
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The compression failure of the barn would indicate that it was never meant to carry that load !
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How it was built is just as intriguing. Maybe there is a massive steel structure inside supporting the top part and the "collapsing" bottom section is a joke. I can't see how the bottom could fracture like that while the top apparently maintains its integrity.
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If I remember correctly the foundation beams for this type of structure were usually laid directly on the ground, I don't know the climate but if it rains regularly they probably rotted, the collapse seems to be taking place around the weakest part of the structure where the windows and doors are. Nothing falls down until it has too, the one universal rule of construction that applies all the time is - if it can go wrong it will - a gentleman called Murphy formulated that rule long, long ago and it's dead on. But if you look at the photo its the lean-to add on that's collapsing not the bit under the main weight.

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interesting photo...incorrect application of the foundation to this ground?
Sturgeon's Law - "Nothing is always absolutely so"
Maybe it will become a landmark like the Leaning Tower of Pisa? this is a joke

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Terrific B&W of what is truly a bizarre subject. Conversion is perfect.

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QuoteOriginally posted by jcphoto Quote
Does anyone know why this "Barn" is built/added on so strangely?
twister perhaps?
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QuoteOriginally posted by jcphoto Quote
Does anyone know why this "Barn" is built/added on so strangely?
To me, this looks like three different structures - the center structure, and one "lean to" {slightly lighter colored} on each side. This looks like some form of grain elevator in the center, with vehicle storage in the "lean to" areas, to me.

It is an interesting photo in any case.

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great subject, marvelous composition... guess that'd be one architect i'd pass on... dave m
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