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Building New Kuwait

I have a thing about safety. When living in Doha, we watched buildings go up with no discernible regards to building codes. I don’t even know that codes exist, or perhaps they are still being written. At least one construction worker per week “fell to his death”. Workers worked round the clock, trying to get the skyscrapers up before a deadline. People who scouted buildings for major corporations would shake their heads, and turn buildings down with serious foundation problems, girding problems, unbelievable structural faults.

Here in Kuwait, maybe things are minimally better. I had to stop shooting these workers when they started waving and only holding on with one hand. They are standing on a plate of glass being taken up to be installed.

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I love these scaffolds. I hope you can see how this one curves in and out as it scales up the building.
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The high tech joints close up:

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October 3, 2006 - Posted by | ExPat Life, Kuwait, Social Issues, Uncategorized

2 Comments »

  1. Wow… really nice blog!!! Very interesting! We see good stuff coming out of your head. Check us out. 😉

    Comment by expatblogger | October 4, 2006 | Reply

  2. expatblogger: There must be something wrong with my server – I can’t find any entries in your blog earlier than April 2005.

    Comment by intlxpatr | October 4, 2006 | Reply


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