Unique Renewable Energy Project in Germany Combines Wind Turbines with Hydropower

The History of the London Water Industry 1580–1820, By Leslie Tomory. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2017

Walking on Air
Rising from a beach on the southeast coast of the United Kingdom is the 162 m tall British Airways i360, considered the tallest observation tower in the world to feature a movable level as well as the...

Bridge Calendar 2017
Featured bridges are: Tongjin Bridge (Nanxun, Huzhou, China); St. John's Bridge (Porto, Portugal); Foresthill Bridge (Placer County, California); San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge (San Francisco,...

In centuries past, when winters in London were colder, sections of the river Thames would sometimes freeze so solidly that “frost fairs,” events featuring ice-skating and open-air markets, could be held on the surface…

The Paris architecture firm Vincent Callebaut Architectures S.A.R.L. has released a conceptual design of what it calls Aequorea, an ocean habitat unit that could accommodate up to 20,000 residents and researchers and be moved via ship or submarine using alga-based fuels...

An extraordinary tree-covered, mixed-use structure that crosses a highway on the outskirts of Paris has been chosen as the winning design for the Pershing site (16/24 boulevard Pershing – avenue de la parte des Ternes) of the Reinventing Paris competition, a city initiative that has opened up 23 sites for innovative, modern developments conceived by architects and urban planners...

Mountainside Rest Stop in Norway Points to Stunning Views

Such natural forms as leaves, spider webs, and snake skins inspired a new facade that has been designed to surround and enliven a gas tank in Heidelberg, Germany, that is being converted into a heat storage facility…

Car-Free Cable-Stayed Bridge to be Built in Helsinki

Thomas Bögl, a director and partner of the Dutch firm LIAG architects, has designed a storage and restoration facility for the precious works of the Rijksmuseum, a complex of national museums in Amsterdam dedicated to art and history…

National Grid, an international electricity and natural gas utility that operates in the United Kingdom and owns the high-voltage transmission network in England and Wales, is experimenting with a new style of pylon to carry transmission lines…

“Taking the High Line into the skyline” is how the Bjarke Ingels Group, an architecture firm with offices in New York City and København (Copenhagen), Denmark, describes the design of a winding, tree-lined office tower 1,005 ft tall that is to be constructed in the Hudson Yards area of Manhattan...

"The Geography of Genius: A Search for the World's Most Creative Places, from Ancient Athens to Silicon Valley", By Eric Weiner. New York City: Simon and Schuster, 2016

Highway Retaining Walls are Assets: A Risk-Based Approach for Managing Them
Throughout history, retaining walls (RWs) have served a vital role in supporting civil infrastructure. The ruins of dry stone walls that purportedly supported the hills and slopes of ancient Rome can be...

"Reading Structures: 39 Projects and Built Works 1983-2011", By Guy Nordenson. Zürich, Switzerland: Lars Müller Publishers, 2016

Extensive Slide Added to London Sculpture

A vertical city anchored to the seabed in coastal waters and capable of supporting as many as 25,000 people without the aid of outside energy sources has been designed by Luca Curci Architects, based in Bari, Italy...

The city of Paris has approved its first new skyscraper in 40 years, the 180 m tall Tour Triangle, over the objection of many residents and city leaders who wished to see the city maintain its classic low profile...

CH2M HILL to Lead Effort to Revamp London's Flood Defenses

 

 

 

 

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