Category: Transportation
July 23, 2015
Capturing the Architectural Significance of Chicago's "L" Trains
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March 27, 2015
Gloria Estefan's House in Miami Beach

A Nice House for a Cuban-American Star Gloria Estefan is a Cuban-American recording artist that has had much success across the world. She is known for her top ten songs in the 1980's. In the 1990's she suffered serious injuries in a tour bus crash leaving her through a rough recovery process. Her house in […]

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January 26, 2015
Scary Trains that Share the Road With Drivers
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November 28, 2014
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 […]

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November 24, 2014
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 […]

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June 17, 2014
Richard Buckminster Fuller's Architecture Influence

Buckminster Fuller is a historically famous architecture, scientist and inventor that is known for making 28 patents, authoring 28 books and he received 47 honorary degrees. His designs are revolutionary and still very present within today's architectural landscape. He is most famously known for his geodesic dome. The design consists of triangles that all interlock to […]

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June 12, 2014
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 […]

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December 27, 2013
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 […]

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December 10, 2013
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 […]

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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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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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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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