Category: Civil Engineering
November 9, 2013
Examples of Art Deco in Architecture

Examples of Art Deco in Architecture The artistic/architectural era called art deco evolved from France after WWI. Technological advancements brought the demand for fast production where art deco became suitable. Art deco resembled luxury, and forward thinking. Bold shapes, colors, and intricate straight lines encase the art deco style. I hope for a revival of […]

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October 14, 2013
15 Amazing Facts About Metro Systems Around the World

1. In Japan, there are special metro cars reserved especially for women. 2. It is illegal to eat, drink, or smoke on the Washington D.C. metro because of the extra costs associated with cleaning the carpet. Yup, THE CARPET. 3. The Moscow metro is commonly regarded as having the most beautiful stations in the world. […]

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October 7, 2013
Most Affordable Cities in the United States

Where are the cheapest cities in the United States? Have you ever wondered what U.S. cities have the lowest cost of living? The Council for Community and Economic Research studied the after tax prices of common things in over 300 United States urban areas. The council dealt with calculating over 40,000 prices. Some of the things they […]

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May 26, 2013
Washington Bridge Collapse is a wake up call

The National Transportation Safety Board stated Saturday that the bridge collapse in Washington last week is a wake-up call for the nation. "This is a really significant event and we need to learn from it, not just in Washington but around the country," Debbie Hersman explained while taking a boat ride on the Skagit River […]

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May 23, 2013
Hwy 101: The Ultimate California Road Trip

Introduction: Hwy 101 Over the summer I had a chance to understand the Golden State of mind by visiting California. The trip consisted of various stops mainly along the Pacific coastline. The vacation started after landing at LAX in Los Angeles. The sun shinning into the windows of the plane during landing gave me a […]

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May 9, 2013
The 10 Most Overlooked Women in Architecture

  Looking back on architectural history, you could be forgiven for thinking that women were an invention of the 1950’s, alongside spandex and power steering – but this couldn’t be further from the truth. Big names like Le Corbusier, Mies, Wright and Kahn often had equally inspired female peers, but the rigid structure of society […]

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December 31, 2012
Diverging Diamond Interchange: The Ultimate Guide

Here is a little something for you Civil Engineers and Road "Architects". Transportation and infrastructure in the modern world advances everyday. We see examples while driving, flying, and even biking around our cities, towns, and villages. Keeping traffic to a minimum for CE's is as vital as CAD to an architect. Civil engineers attempt to […]

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November 9, 2012
The Bloomingdale Rail Line Converted Into Greenway/Linear Park Chicago

Transforming retired railroad lines is a new trend within cities. As you might remember the same type of transformation also took place in New York: Click here to see the post. CDOT, along with numerous community partners, is constructing the Bloomingdale Trail and Park-- a multi-use linear park that will be the first of its […]

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September 11, 2012
Manchester Civil Justice Center

In 2002, Her Majesty’s Courts Service held an international competition to choose an architect to design a new purpose built premises for the Department of Justice in the North West, the biggest court complex to be built in the UK since the Royal Courts of Justice. The building was obtained through the UK’s Public Private […]

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August 10, 2012
New SimCity 5 Coming out 2013

If you like playing Sims, then you are more than likely to like playing Sim City. Sim City 5 is supposed to be released for the PC in February 2013. I am already an addict to The Sims 3 and Sim City 4 so I am worried about my soon to be addiction to Sim City 5! […]

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August 4, 2012
5 Unique and Cool McDonald's Restaurants

Some McDonald's You Wish You Went To When McDonalds wanted to build a restaurant in Sedona, Arizona they had a problem. The city thought that golden arches would be an eye-sore. So they decided to settle on Turquoise arches! The Netherlands is home to a very different McDonalds restaurant. Parking is below the building and the drive-through is on the […]

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July 24, 2012
Tunnel of Love - Kleven, Ukraine

    Enjoy a fairy tale experience in Ukraine as you and your lover visit the Tunnel of Love, located in Kleven, Ukraine. In the warm summer months, the trees grow vigorously causing a tunnel of green leaves illuminated by the sunlight. So relaxing and pretty until a train comes at you! Every year approximately 162 babies are conceived here! Haha just kidding, but this […]

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July 22, 2012
The Grand Canyon Glass Sidewalk

The "U" shaped glass sidewalk was construction in 2007 and has had millions of visitors since then. Currently it is owned by the Hualapai Indians. It stretches out about 70 feet into the canyon, and 4000 ft above the Colorado River! Belongings are not allowed onto the sidewalk as it brings the risk of it falling. Children are required […]

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July 14, 2012
Park or Railroad? The High Line in New York

When you first saw the images of The High Line you might have thought that it was an abandoned railroad, which is what I first thought. That is actually correct, because before The High Line or also called New York City linear park was created in 2009 it was an abandoned railroad. It stretches 1 […]

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July 13, 2012
French Beauty - Mont Saint-Michel

This is a picture of Mont Saint-Michel in Normandy, France. This spectacular piece of civil engineering and architecture is seen by many people throughout the world. Being on the country's Northwestern coast, it does not get as much attention as Paris and its architecture get.

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July 11, 2012
Contemporaine Building Downtown Chicago

Introduction Let me introduce you to the Contemporaine Building located in River North Downtown Chicago. Construction for this building started in 2002 and was finalized in 2004. In 2005 the building won an Honor Award for Outstanding Architecture from the American Institute of Architects National Body. In my opinion, this was well-deserved. As you can […]

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