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I'm very pleased to exhibit my work "Elbe Tunnel" in the frame of the ArtCan group exhibition in London curated by Kate Enters. You are invited to celebrate a new exhibition by ArtCan artists at 44 Hallam Street, Hallam Conference Centre, Cavendish Venues, London W1W6JJ, UK!

Please visit FB for the opening application!

Opening Night
28th February 2017, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Cavendish Venues
44 Hallam Street
London W1W6JJ, UK

Exhibition
28th February - 31th July
Cavendish Venues
44 Hallam Street
London W1W6JJ, UK


Elbe Tunnel

On 22 July 1907 the construction of the tunnel, which was undertaken by Philipp Holzmannstarted to connect the quarters of St. Pauli near the Landungsbrücken and Steinwerder.

Work was done under pressure because the tunnel was below the water table of the Elbe. This type of building technique was used in the 19th century, in large engineering excavations, such as with the piers of bridges and with tunnels, where caissons under pressure were used to keep water from flooding the excavations, such as the foundations of the Brooklyn Bridge in New York City.

But workers who spend time in high-pressure atmospheric pressure conditions are at risk when they return to the lower pressure outside the caisson without slowly reducing the surrounding pressure. Due to the problems associated with decompression sickness, many of the men working on the Elbe tunnel were affected by, what was known at the time, Caissons Disease. Three men died, 74 suffered severe cases and more than 600 came down with light symptoms among 4,400 workers.

The tunnel opened on 7 September 1911 [1]
[1] wikipedia

Earlier Event: November 28
Charity Exhibition