What is the biggest shade structure in BM history?

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What is the biggest shade structure in BM history?

Postby CornMan » Sun Oct 14, 2012 5:19 pm

Does anybody know which was the biggest shade structure in Burning Man history as far as horizontal square footage goes?
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Re: What is the biggest shade structure in BM history?

Postby Jackass » Sun Oct 14, 2012 5:22 pm

I think that honor belongs to center camp.
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Re: What is the biggest shade structure in BM history?

Postby CornMan » Sun Oct 14, 2012 5:25 pm

Thanks, I didn't think of that. Does anybody know the square footage of the biggest incarnation of center camp? Also, does anybody know the second biggest shade structure not including center camp?
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Re: What is the biggest shade structure in BM history?

Postby Bob » Sun Oct 14, 2012 6:11 pm

If you go by square footage of shaded ground, good possibility that Charlie Gadeken's Illumination Project #15 in 2000 was the largest, at around sunset anyway. He used a 20'x500' canvas that year.

http://www.burningart.com/ch/burningman00.html

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The Cafe has had only structural improvements since 2000; the basic layout and footprint have stayed the same.

http://www.burningman.com/whatisburningman/about_burningman/cafe_design.html
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Re: What is the biggest shade structure in BM history?

Postby CornMan » Sun Oct 14, 2012 6:38 pm

The center camp is pretty big at 250 diameter over all and a 48 diameter hole in the center. (3.14x125^2) - (3.14x24^2) = 47,254.
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Re: What is the biggest shade structure in BM history?

Postby danibel » Sun Oct 14, 2012 10:29 pm

Was it just me, or did it seem like Center Camp had a larger "center hole?" I could have sworn that in years past the center was smaller and higher and there were more aerialist. There were so many wires going across the hole this year no one could fit in a trapeze or anything.

Or maybe I just was stoned in past years. Not sure.
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Re: What is the biggest shade structure in BM history?

Postby Bob » Mon Oct 15, 2012 10:57 am

Bulk shade cloth comes in 12.5' rolls, so the Cafe geometry was keyed off nominal 12' wide hemmed tarps. The most changes were in the first couple of years, and overall I don't think they've screwed around too much with the original layout so they can reuse pieces from year to year. The first year the king posts in the center developed a twist such that the tops were a foot or so off plumb, which I think they managed to fix by adding more diagonal cables.
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Re: What is the biggest shade structure in BM history?

Postby trilobyte » Mon Oct 15, 2012 11:30 am

I think it was just you, danibel, but memory can be tricksy. :) The structure didn't seem different to me.
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Re: What is the biggest shade structure in BM history?

Postby Sail Man » Mon Oct 15, 2012 3:45 pm

I still like that the Boobie Bar was the largest pair of knockers visible from space. Talk about more then a mouthful lol
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Re: What is the biggest shade structure in BM history?

Postby danibel » Wed Oct 17, 2012 9:51 pm

OK. So I went back through some old photos and I must have been high to think the opening was smaller and higher. There were a million wires all over the place, and no aerialists. Ah well.
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Re: What is the biggest shade structure in BM history?

Postby TomServo » Thu Oct 18, 2012 9:45 pm

The International Burners Hostel of years past rivaled Center Camp if I remember right.
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