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Photography by Will Robson-Scott
“To conquer the enemy without resorting to war is the most desirable. The highest form of generalship is to conquer the enemy by strategy.”
[EXALTATION DEGREES OF THE PLANETS]
The exaltations are one of the most ancient astrological factors still in use. They are found in Babylonian sky omens, before the appearance of Horoscopic astrology. Exaltation is one of the five essential dignities of a planet. Each of the seven traditional planets has its exaltation in one zodiac sign.
Only in Cali where we riot, not rally to live and die..
[VENGEANCE IS MINE]
Fukushû suru wa ware ni ari
Twenty years of the reign of the moon having passed, seven thousand years and another shall take up his throne: When the Sun shall complete it’s weary days then accomplished and proven will be my prophecies.
-Nostradamus Quatrain 1-48
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The tube-frame design of the World Trade Center towers was a new approach which allowed open floor plans rather than columns distributed throughout the interior to support building loads as had traditionally been done. The World Trade Center towers utilized high-strength, load-bearing perimeter steel columns called Vierendeel trusses that were spaced closely together to form a strong, rigid wall structure, supporting virtually all lateral loads such as wind loads, and sharing the gravity load with the core columns. The perimeter structure containing 59 columns per side was constructed with extensive use of prefabricated modular pieces each consisting of three columns, three stories tall, connected by spandrel plates. The spandrel plates were welded to the columns to create the modular pieces off-site at the fabrication shop. Adjacent modules were bolted together with the splices occurring at mid-span of the columns and spandrels. The spandrel plates were located at each floor, transmitting shear stress between columns, allowing them to work together in resisting lateral loads. The joints between modules were staggered vertically so the column splices between adjacent modules were not at the same floor.
The core of the towers housed the elevator and utility shafts, restrooms, three stairwells, and other support spaces. The core of each tower was a rectangular area 87 by 135 feet (27 by 41 m) and contained 47 steel columns running from the bedrock to the top of the tower. The large, column-free space between the perimeter and core was bridged by prefabricated floor trusses. The floors supported their own weight as well as live loads, providing lateral stability to the exterior walls and distributing wind loads among the exterior walls. The floors consisted of 4 inch (10 cm) thick lightweight concrete slabs laid on a fluted steel deck. A grid of lightweight bridging trusses and main trusses supported the floors. The trusses connected to the perimeter at alternate columns and were on 6 foot 8 inch (2.03 m) centers. The top chords of the trusses were bolted to seats welded to the spandrels on the exterior side and a channel welded to the core columns on the interior side. The floors were connected to the perimeter spandrel plates with viscoelastic dampers which helped reduce the amount of sway felt by building occupants. The trusses supported a 4-inch (100 mm) thick lightweight concrete floor slab with shear connections for composite action.
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Heavy Manners is a premium men’s line based out of Seattle and San Diego.
The Fall/Winter 07′ offering is a series of premium men’s tees printed
with soft hand water based inks as well as high denisty and foil
treatments. The line also includes an exclusive design by graphic
designer Kevin Lyons of Natural Born.
Heavy Manners is currently carried by Street Machine (San Diego)
Versus (Temecula, CA) Winner’s Circle (Seattle) and Bodega (Boston).
Spring/Summer 08 will see the release of the brand’s first cut and sew
pieces and will be available at both domestic and international