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It’s kind of like “political anteater”

Posted in us military by Karaka on 19 May 2010

This is possibly my favorite headline ever: West Point cadets invent Statue of Liberty evacuation device.

On May 5, a team of civil and mechanical engineering majors visited the Statue of Liberty for a live demonstration of their capstone project, a device which makes evacuating casualties inside the national monument safer and faster. The statue’s unique double-helix staircase, 146 steps from pedestal to crown, offers visitors an amazing view of New York City.

But from a first-responder perspective, the cramped and narrow space becomes a challenge when assisting the sick or injured back to ground level. That challenge was passed onto the cadets, all of whom will be graduating May 22, to design and build a better evacuation system.

Allow me to reiterate. Statue of Liberty Evacuation Device. The words, they are like baffling, delightful music to my ears.


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  1. onparkstreet said, on 20 May 2010 at 05:35


    – Madhu

    • Karaka said, on 20 May 2010 at 09:16

      Ahh, you got it in one.

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