23 Mar 2019

America’s Decaying Bridge Problem

Every 4 years, the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) issues a “report card” for the condition and performance of America’s infrastructure. In 2017, that grade was D+. This may not be a surprise to many people because politicians and the...

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25 Feb 2019

War Monuments

On January 25, 1776, the Continental Congress authorized the first war monument in honor of Richard Montgomery, a Revolutionary War general who died in an assault on Quebec in December 1775. He was one of the first generals in that war to lose...

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19 Feb 2019

The History of Central Park

The notion of a public park in New York City began with local wealthy merchants and landowners who urged city officials to create a public space comparable to those in London and Paris. They wanted to establish the city’s international reputation...

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07 Feb 2019

Architectural Disasters: When Design and Planning Go Terribly Wrong

Architecture is the grandest embodiment of art. Its history is replete with successes and stunning accomplishments. From the awesome Roman Colosseum to the grand romantic gesture that is the Taj Mahal—the engineering, style, art, and scale of...

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16 Jan 2019

The World's Greatest Adaptive Reuse Projects

There are several characteristics that comprise a great adaptive reuse project.

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