I have always wanted to fly. And I have no fear of heights – hence I have climbed the CIX mast numerous times (with appropriate safety gear!).
However, just watching these guys in wingsuits scares the hell out of me! I don’t think I’d ever raise the nerve to do that.
via Chris Abraham
We are erecting a 24 metre mast outside our CIX data centre in Cork.
I was curious to know what the visibility would be like for our mast’s customers (we will be renting out space on the mast) so yesterday when we had a cherry picker onsite I had the driver lift me 10 metres and I took some photos.
I posted the photos on the mast’s page but, for example, looking East-South-East from 10m above the mast’s site you can see the former IFI plant on Great Island (8 miles as the crow flies)!:
Remember these photos were taken from a height of 10m and the mast, when erected later this month, will be a full 24m!
[Disclosure] – I am a director of CIX
The CIX project is hurtling along (CIX is a project to build Cork’s first professional data centre).
I have posted photos over on the CIX blog of the mast foundation (160 tonnes of concrete and 5km of rebar steel!), the burying of our data cable ducts and of the installation of our suspended ceiling.
If you are interested in hearing more, I’m giving a talk at BarCamp Dublin about the CIX data centre and our plans around extreme energy efficiency on this coming Saturday.
[Disclosure – I am a director of CIX]