Aug. 20th, 2009

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The walls are not complete and full of holes. The foundation is especially weak when there are big operations going on. If a storm knocks down one of the pillars, it will have to be rebuilt. It is an arduous process. However, each failure points to a structural weakness in the design, so when a pillar is restored, it is at least somewhat stronger than before.

The job of the architect is to make sure that there are enough pillars at any one time to support the structural integrity of the tower. You never know when the weather may turn bad, so redundancy is necessary. Of course, that does not mean one could just keep erecting pillars everywhere. There are constrains in resources as well. The best way to keep the maximum number of pillars up while keeping sustainability in mind is to refine the rebuilding process, so that destroyed pillars can be restored as quickly as possible.

Sometimes, a pillar may be destroyed so utterly that repair seems counter productive. In cases like this, discretion is required. The pillars together form the whole of the tower. Each pillar plays a part in molding the final shape. Therefore, do not be too hasty to judge. Look at the wreckage from different sides, and salvage as much as possible. Also, mark the spot, regardless of whether the pillar is to be replaced. The knowledge will help prevent future pillars from falling the same way.


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