5.5.11

Pretty Pretty Parasol

Pretty damn huge!
This truly blows my 3rd year engineering brain...

Seville, Spain, now has its city centre shaded by a magnificent and humungous parasol made of good old timber and held together by nothing but glue - yes you heard me: glue!!
Apart from its quite awe-inspiring appearance it really is remarkable that they can manufacture glue that can hold all of that wood up, resist varying temperatures and be confident enough about it to put it into use!

This Metropol Parasol, as it has been officially named, is the largest wooden structure in the world and it's honeycomb appearance can be appreciated from above and below... yip you can walk on top of it too and I am sure it is a spectacular view!






Photos taken by Fernando Alda

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