Foamhenge: Moving A 9,000 Pound Arched Sculpture Using Expanding Foam And A Space Frame - DSI Spaceframes



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Foamhenge: Moving A 9,000 Pound Arched Sculpture Using Expanding Foam And A Space Frame

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Foamhenge: Moving A 9,000 Pound Arched Sculpture Using Expanding Foam And A Space Frame

Sculpture Conservation, Outdoor Sculpture Conservation:

In September, 2010, a 12 foot tall, 9,000 pound sculpture in Portland, Oregon, a free-standing, monumental stone arch with joints of uncertain strength, had to be moved quickly and safely. The ability to turn the arch on its side was also a critical and challenging requirement. A design using expanding polyurethane foam and a steel space frame did the job safely. The project quickly became known as “Foamhenge.”

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