September 1, 2006
Here we are at Fridays @5 again. The original inspiration was from light-growing columns at LAX, but many people said "beer cactus." Six sheets of 3'x8' plexi-glass were lasercut and wrapped around existing poles at the parking lot. Each column was filled with bags of ice. We wouldn't have any problem sticking beer bottles into lasercut X-scores! .........it didn't quite work that smooth. The X-scores were slightly too small for bottles. We ended up supporting cracking columns with plastic wrap.
The importance of mockup, working with others, and how many unexpected issues come up during construction...I learned these design-build experience through Fridays @5.