Tag: construction

August 24, 2014 at 1:45 pm

Watch a Building Get Completely Demolished in 60 Seconds

Watch a Building Get Completely Demolished in 60 Seconds

Demolition experts have one of the coolest jobs out there. Watch as the Wellington Hotel Annex in Albany, New York gets completely demolished in less than a minute. They even used colored fireworks to entertain the curious onlookers. According to the Associated Press, the 11-story building was built in the 1920s and will be…

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August 10, 2014 at 5:25 am

Why London is the World’s Most Expensive City to Build In

Why London is the World's Most Expensive City to Build In

What makes London the most expensive city in the world to build in? The reasons may surprise you (like unexploded bombs for instance). The Economist explores why in this short but informative video.

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June 18, 2014 at 8:22 pm

Picture of the Day: Constructing an Icon

Picture of the Day: Constructing an Icon

Photograph by Louis-Emile Durandelle The Centennial Exposition of 1889 was organized by the French government to commemorate the French Revolution. Bridge engineer Gustave Eiffel’s 984-foot (300-meter) tower of open-lattice wrought iron was selected in a competition to erect a memorial at the exposition. Twice as high as the dome of St. Peter’s in Rome…

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May 22, 2013 at 11:07 am

Rare Photos of the Statue of Liberty Being Built in 1883

Rare Photos of the Statue of Liberty Being Built in 1883

Drawing of the Statue of Liberty in Upper New York Bay Designed by Frédéric Bartholdi in collaboration with the French engineer Gustave Eiffel (who was responsible for its frame) and dedicated on October 28, 1886, the Statue of Liberty is a large neoclassical sculpture on Liberty Island in New York Harbor. The statue was…

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April 20, 2013 at 4:07 pm

Picture of the Day: Sky Cranes

Picture of the Day: Sky Cranes

SKY CRANES Photograph by Jakob Montrasio | jakob.montrasio.net In this beautiful HDR image by Jakob Montrasio, we see the Chinese Central Television (CCTV) Headquarters under construction in April of 2008. At least five cranes can be spotted, soaring high above the ground below. The CCTV Headquarters is a 234 m (768 ft),…

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March 8, 2013 at 7:20 pm

Picture of the Day: Mauvoisin Dam, Switzerland

Picture of the Day: Mauvoisin Dam, Switzerland

MAUVOISIN DAM, SWITZERLAND Photograph by Vadim Mahorov @ dedmaxopka.livejournal.com Mauvoisin Dam is a concrete arch dam across the Val de Bagnes on the Dranse de Bagnes stream, in the canton of Valais, Switzerland. Initial construction on the dam commenced in 1951 and was completed in 1957, with the reservoir filling by 1958.…

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