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Side view of the New Station
South Pole Station - Antarctica

Side view of the New Station - as seen from ramp leading down to old Dome Entrance.

The outside of the building is initially the pale brown particle board as on the left hand side, this is then covered in the grey cladding as on the right hand side of the building. The red jackable legs can be seen here. These allow wind to remove snow from beneath the building so stopping it from becoming buried. Snow builds up at the rate of about 8 inches a year regardless as there is no thaw, so after an estimated 10 years, the entire building will be jacked up on the legs. These also allow for jacking up some parts of the building to allow for differential settling.

Nov 2007

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This picture published courtesy of Alan Light - This picture is in the public domain.
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