Sunday, August 7, 2011

rain, continued

We've posted a bit on rain and lightning already, but today's thunderstorm is just too good to pass up. Here's twenty seconds of a Miami summer, amplified a bit by the remnants of Tropical Depression Emily. Within twenty minutes, the deluge was over and the skies were calm again. The major design question is how to deal with these sudden, short-lived downpours, both from a practical standpoint (how do you handle that much water in such a brief span of time) and from an aesthetic vantage.

Bonus footage: water pouring out of the drainage scuppers, and bubbling up out of the second floor balcony drains, at the Sunset Place Mall in South Miami.

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