Is it true that ISIS and the growing Ebola health crisis are actually changing our routine social discourse with one another? Could our culture be significantly affected in a way that eclipses even 9/11 or Pearl Harbor? I wonder if this one random example from an online forum might help illustrate how fear and uncertainty certainly do influence and impact the kind of choices we make and the places we choose to travel.
Dear OnlineArchitect, I was wondering whether the upper cantilevered deck at Fallingwater could handle the additional weight of a 50 caliber gun mount taking into account additional load factors such as ammunition, gun crew (average weight 170 lbs), and vertical as well as horizontal recoil? I’m also thinking of using two 10 ft long 8″ by 8″ horizontal i-beams sitting on four additional RC columns resting on pad footings. I’ve heard that Frank Lloyd Wright sort of fudged the structural engineering data just to keep the aesthetics in keeping with his architectural vision but the sight of projectile vomiting Ebola zombies and ISIS brigades wading Bear Run creek in my direction makes me think I’m wiser to risk some major cracks in the hydraulic cement by dynamiting the reservoir upstream, jack hammering rifle and RPG ports straight through the stucco walls and blowing them all to Hell. Looking forward to your reply. Thanks, Pennsylvania Guy
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