Civil Engineering and Civic Monuments: The Commissioning, Design and Public Perception of Urban Infrastructure Projects

by Anthony C. Webster, (A.M.ASCE), Columbia Univ Graduate School of, Architecture, New York, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Structures Congress XII


This paper analyzes the roles that some infrastructure projects play as civic monuments and public places, and how these functions interact with their technical performance and utility. Various methods that have been used to commission and design these public works are discussed. Methods are suggested for developing new infrastructure projects to meet both utilitarian and civic needs.

Subject Headings: Urban areas | Lifeline systems | Public buildings | Public policy | Project management | Infrastructure | Urban development | Structural design

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