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Old Posted May 26, 2014, 10:19 PM
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No general ban of offshore structures and vehicles

In my opinion we should not generally ban offshore structures and vehicles.

Offshore structures should be handled as towers, as building offshore structures is a challenge of engineering. An offshore HVDC inverter plant is more remarkable as a 15-story building in a town!

In fact, each structure with a basement in a body of water can be considered as offshore in strict way and so even many bridges belong in this category.

Concerning vehicles my opinion is the following:

- trains: no - too low
- ships & aircraft: if taller than 50 metres, then yes
- cranes: permanent cranes should be added. Also Emporis has such objects in the database ( http://www.emporis.com/building/cont...amburg-germany )
- rockets: yes, if taller than 10 metres
- large excavators and other big machines: yes, if taller than 30 metres.
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