[TowerTalk] Setback requirements (was "permit in hand")

Cqtestk4xs at aol.com Cqtestk4xs at aol.com
Sun Sep 2 00:05:51 EDT 2007

In a message dated 9/2/2007 3:25:07 A.M. Greenwich Standard Time,  
w7ce at curtiss.net writes:

Is there  an automatic assumption 
that standard engineering practice is questionable  with tower designs and 
that they are likely to fall down?  Nobody  makes that assumption with 100' 
plus high commercial  buildings.

That seems to be the case...most of the officials i worked with in FL and  
here in KH6 seem to think that towers fall over at the base sideways.  A  
hundred foot tower falls over 100 feet.  Yet, just about every tower  failure I've 
ever seen as a result of hurricanes or seen posts of on the  internet that did 
not happen.
It's hard.....and expensive to argue with ignorance down at city  hall.

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