Towering High

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If you are in India, you can’t escape this eyesore:

Telecommunication_tower

In fact, the more distant you are from civilisation, the uglier it seems. It just juts out of the ground- abbhorent to the graceful design of nature. The quuestion this week, is regarding it’s weird structure. What is with the diamond structure (or triangle structure, depending on how you look at it), and the way it varies from a flat rhombus at the bottom to the square it is at the top of the tower. The electricity transmission towers have a similar structure:

electricty_tower

What is the physics and mathematics behind this design? Find all your architect friends. :-)

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