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  • Dont worry, he will be able to find a shooting in his city to deflect criticism of him

    /Kidding
  • What's so special about tropical hardwood? Can you put cheap, frequently-replaced wood strips over a durable concrete-and-steel structure?

    Massachusetts offered to replace an old wooden bridge with brown-tinted concrete for the historic look.
  • If they spent millions of tax dollars rebuilding the boardwalk, a lot of these people would be railing about the irresponsible squandering of money.

    Also, this isn't the twin towers -- since when did the Jersey shore become a national treasure that must be memorialized at all costs?
  • Rug Doctor: If they spent millions of tax dollars rebuilding the boardwalk, a lot of these people would be railing about the irresponsible squandering of money.

    Also, this isn't the twin towers -- since when did the Jersey shore become a national treasure that must be memorialized at all costs?


    You just aren't grasping the situation...
  • My God, did he get a Master's in Advanced Corruption, Collusion and Incompetence from the Montreal Institute of farking Over the Taxpayer?
  • Dang! Bloomberg had a chance to do something really cool. like replace them with a long tunnelled moon walk.
  • Call me crazy but a concrete structure sounds more durable than WOODEN BOARDWALK
  • Cambrian: Call me crazy but a concrete structure sounds more durable than WOODEN BOARDWALK


    Yeah, not seeing the problem either.
  • Under the concrete
    Out of the sun
    Under the concrete
    I got shot with a gun
    Under the concrete
    People walking up top
    Under the concrete
    Why'd I snitch to the cops
    Under the concrete
    Concrete
  • So I suppose a see-through glass walkway is out of the question.
  • Cambrian: Call me crazy but a concrete structure sounds more durable than WOODEN BOARDWALK


    Because the original wood one didn't last very long at all.
  • You know what would work great? Boardwalks made out of recycled plastic. It's like pressed wood, except it's old plastic bottles and wood scraps. It lasts forever. I first saw them in Yellowstone Park many years ago, but now I see they're using that stuff to make picnic tables and all kinds of things. And you can make it look like wood if you want to.

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    Concrete is ugly as fark.
  • MFAWG: Cambrian: Call me crazy but a concrete structure sounds more durable than WOODEN BOARDWALK

    Yeah, not seeing the problem either.


    Agreed. I'm nowhere near there, so I maybe I'm missing something, but right after a hurricane, it seems like replacing the fragile wood with wood-paneled concrete would be a much smarter play. Is there some amazingly irreplaceable element to the wood that I'm just not seeing?
  • ZAZ: What's so special about tropical hardwood? Can you put cheap, frequently-replaced wood strips over a durable concrete-and-steel structure?


    THIS. Best of both worlds. Not quite the same, but a fair, logical compromise.
  • Rug Doctor: If they spent millions of tax dollars rebuilding the boardwalk, a lot of these people would be railing about the irresponsible squandering of money.

    Also, this isn't the twin towers -- since when did the Jersey shore become a national treasure that must be memorialized at all costs?


    It's not New Jersey.
  • A Shambling Mound: Cambrian: Call me crazy but a concrete structure sounds more durable than WOODEN BOARDWALK

    Because the original wood one didn't last very long at all.


    Not when faced with a low to middling hurricane.

    It's like someone said, "You know how we've had two small to mid hurricanes recently? Why don't we rebuild so that things could withstand even worse than those."

    JUST LIKE IT!
  • MFAWG: Cambrian: Call me crazy but a concrete structure sounds more durable than WOODEN BOARDWALK

    Yeah, not seeing the problem either.


    You dont get it.

    You just dont get it

    Its a mob war between two unions. One wants to keep wooden boardwalks because their company has the contracts for repairing the boarwalk, while the other has a spiffy new contract. Of course there will be bloodshed. It is to be expected.
  • Rug Doctor: If they spent millions of tax dollars rebuilding the boardwalk, a lot of these people would be railing about the irresponsible squandering of money.

    Also, this isn't the twin towers -- since when did the Jersey shore become a national treasure that must be memorialized at all costs?


    Holy crap, when did New Jersey invade NYC?
  • Last Man on Earth: Agreed. I'm nowhere near there, so I maybe I'm missing something, but right after a hurricane, it seems like replacing the fragile wood with wood-paneled concrete would be a much smarter play. Is there some amazingly irreplaceable element to the wood that I'm just not seeing?


    Imagine that you grew up in a beautiful, rustic log cabin that was built 100+ years ago. Then it was destroyed. So you replace it with with a poured-wall concrete abode. Get the picture?

    /cripes, it's New Jersey and New York, let them have SOMETHING nice to look at/ walk on.
    //dammit, now I want a hot dog
  • Thats gay. Bring back the wood. Its far more attractive. Not to mention that if you dont go with wood it will not longer be a "board" walk. It will be a concrete walk. Actually most of the wood, at least if that picture is typical, appears to be totally reusable. It just needs nailed back down.
  • Last Man on Earth 2012-12-01 01:46:11 PM


    MFAWG: Cambrian: Call me crazy but a concrete structure sounds more durable than WOODEN BOARDWALK

    Yeah, not seeing the problem either.

    Agreed. I'm nowhere near there, so I maybe I'm missing something, but right after a hurricane, it seems like replacing the fragile wood with wood-paneled concrete would be a much smarter play. Is there some amazingly irreplaceable element to the wood that I'm just not seeing?


    Exactly! In fact, why isn't every single structure, including our own homes, made strictly out of concrete? It lasts forever1
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    Seems appropriate in this thread.
  • Looks like someone wants to establish his own....

    *shades off*

    ... Boardwalk Empire.
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