Chicago’s Heroin Highway Is a Real Problem

How a Major Chicago Interstate Allows Drug Trade to Prosper Have you ever wondered how drugs appear in new and unexpected places everyday? One answer: easy access and transportation. One new place the drug heroin has become extremely prevalent is the suburbs of Chicago. Many families have turned to reliable rehab centers in order to help their struggling family members. You...

How Urban Design Influences People

Urban Design Is A Key Factor In Deciding On A City To Reside Urban design is a concept that influences more people than you would think. There are various reasons the design of a city could attract or repel citizens. Aesthetics, open spaces, and the way streets are laid out are just a few aspects of design on large scale. What...

Why The Golden Gate Bridge Is An Engineering Marvel

The Most Beautiful Bridge In America This bridge is more than a way to get to work every day, it is an engineering marvel. The bridge spans over the three mile long straight that is in between the Pacific Ocean and the San Francisco Bay. US Route 101 runs through the bridge and continues up the Pacific coast. Specifications: Location: San Francisco,...

A Change in Our City’s Infrastructure After Boston Marathon Bombing

// // In a city with garbage cans, mail boxes, dumpsters and parked cars, it is practically impossible to prevent such a catastrophic event such as the one that took place on Monday April 15th 2013. Reports were made that the two bombs deployed in the Boston marathon were placed in garbage cans. Many dense cities have already considered alternatives...

Masdar City near Abu Dhabi, Dubai: A Zero Carbon City

Masdar City is a project that is being built in Abu Dubai. The city is planned to be zero-carbon emitting, this means no cars. Electricity is provided by the photo-voltaic towers located throughout the city. The city is "walled" meaning that no cars are able to come in, yet there is local public transportation available in any area of...

Guest Author Josh Traynere on Solar Roadways

The beginning of the future is here. In the Netherlands, the world’s first solar bike path is being built. Although the path itself is only 230 feet long, it can power 3 Dutch homes. Because the solar roads cannot tilt to effectively maximize their output, they receive their benefits of practicality from being able to not require large plots of...

AT&T Stadium (Home of the NFL Cowboys) Architecture, Texas

The AT&T Stadium is the most expensive sports complex in the world. Originally estimated to cost $650 million, the stadium's current construction cost was $1.15 billion. It is located in Arlington Texas. It is the official home of the Cowboys of the NFL. The original stadium was completed in 1971 and completely renovated in 2005-2009. The stadium was designed by the...

This Urban Algae Farm Eats Up Highway Air Pollution

Implementing Environmentally Friendly Algae Farms on Highways A French firm has completed a design for an algae farm suspended over a small stretch of highway in Geneva, Switzerland. This algae farm has the ability to obtain nature's energy in a clean way. Algae can generate energy from photosynthesis using sunlight and carbon dioxide, churning out oxygen along the way. Since CO2...

Boeing 757 makes icy smooth landing at Union Glacier runway

Passengers of Union Glacier plane.
In today’s world it has never been easier to travel anywhere on Earth. (And out of it.) Anyone can go anywhere at any time. Recently on November 26, 2015, history was made in one of the hidden corners of the globe when a Loftleidir Icelandic Boeing 757 successfully landed on Union Glacier’s blue ice runway. While cargo and military jets...

Chicago’s Union Station – Historical Architecture

Union Station was masterfully designed by renown Chicago architect Daniel Burnham and opened in May 1925 after ten years of construction at a cost of $75 million dollars. That would equal more than $935 million in 2010 dollars. Burnham died before construction began and the work was completed by the firm Graham, Anderson, Probst and White, Burnham's successor. Chicago's Union...

Travels across Russia along the Trans-Siberian Railway

The legendary Trans-Siberian Train journey is one of the greatest travel adventures of our age. This once-in-a-lifetime tour offers an opportunity to experience vast territories of Russia in the safest, most comfortable, and fascinating way. The tour runs on the Trans-Siberian Railway, which is the longest railway line in the world. It spans...

Protected Intersections for Bicycles May Change Cities

Urban Planners have found that the benefits of bicycle traffic throughout the city are much greater than previous thoughts. Bicycle traffic lightens up a city and makes urban living more suitable, as urban living is more efficient than suburban living. The only issue that urban planners face is that most cities in America are not well equipped with efficient...

Human Poop-Powered Bus Created In the UK

A Bus That Runs on Poo? Yes Did you ever think poo could be used to power your car? Well it can actually happen believe it or not. A company in the UK have made a bus that runs on sewage and poop. It currently runs from Bristol Airport to Bath in England. One person’s annual food and sewage waste is...

Investing In Portable Storage Opens Up Many Opportunities

Life is full of surprises, challenges, and changes that we aren’t always going to be prepared for when they present themselves. Taking on things like this is something that we all have to go through eventually. Now, if there is one thing I know for sure, we all have come across a moment in life where...

Genius Ways to Keep Your Kids Busy on Road Trips

With your little ones in the backseat, one of the most American activities of all might seem pretty challenging. To ensure fun family time without a soundtrack of screams and “Are we there yet?” The trick is to keep your kiddos entertained.  Finding engaging ways to pass time will help you survive a long drive. While on the road, you...

How to Choose the Right Cargo Storage Boxes from Overseas

Many find shipping containers of cargo storage boxes to be fantastic solutions to their needs. These huge boxes can contain anything and can be used as storage, conversion projects, and even a home. You can know more about them in this site. Most boxes, even the used ones, are still water-tight, secure, long-lasting, and affordable. One can buy a used...

How To Use A Trailer To Ship Building Supplies Or Furniture

When you are shipping building supplies or furniture, you need to know how to use trailers for arch shipment. Your company depends on an efficient operation, and you must ensure that you have selected the appropriate trailers for each job. Read more to learn about trailers that will make it easy for you to complete each...