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  • Building Of A New Bridge
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    The Peace Bridge and Buffalo What can construction do for an area The construction of an office building may bring in a firm, corporation, or company. The construction of a sporting arena may keep a team where it currently is, or bring a new team to that area. For example, the construction of the HSBC Arena kept the Sabres in Buffalo. The construction of a casino may bring in tourists, or people who live in the outlying suburbs. It seems obvious that all of the prior examples bring economic grow...
  • In Order For The Bridge
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    The Theme of Madness in The Bridge On The River Kwai The Bridge On The River Kwai (1957) was the most successful war film of the 1950's. The film focuses on several battles, both an internal and external. It examines the question of where does duty and courage end and madness begin The character of the British Colonel Nicholson, played by Alec Guiness, is, from the very start of the movie, in a battle of ethics with Colonel Saito, played by Ses sue Hayakawa, the commandant of the Japanese prison...
  • 1940 The Tacoma Narrows Bridge
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    Tacoma Narrows Bridge A lot of things can go wrong when building or designing a major building, plane, bridge, or even a road. Engineers face the challenges to overcome these flaws or problems everyday when they are trying to design structures. The primary causes of engineering disasters are usually: Human factors, design flaws, material failures, extreme conditions or environments, and combinations of these reasons put together. There are many things an engineer has to look for when designing a...
  • Famous Building About New York
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    IT'S UP TO YOU, NEW YORK New York, New York says Frank Sinatra. There must be something about New York that makes this city this much popular and this much special. Even when someone speaks about the United States New York is one of the first things that come to the mind. But Why? Why New York is this much special and different than the other 51 states of America? This is because of its interesting and huge buildings, because of its crowded and noisy which you can never see the same in anywhere ...
  • Building Structures
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    On November 7, 1940 the Tacoma Narrows Bridge was hit by winds of up to 40 mph. The bridge began to twist and flutter. Some cables snapped and a six-hundred foot section of the bridge fell into Puget Sound. ^Wind is but one disaster, earthquakes are another^ (Jay Sculler 36). Disasters like this one and others could have been avoided if the proper precautions had been taken. Due to the disasters in the world the structures of today and tomorrow are much safer. Today most of these catastrophes ar...
  • Building Of The Sydney Harbour Bridge
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    The Sydney Harbour Bridge At one stage of Australia's history Sydney was two cities, on the south shore lived 600,000 people and on the north shore lived another 300,000 people. People would either travel to and fro by ferry or go via the Gladstone Bridge which would take several hours. The problem of linking the sides had seemed too expensive to resolve until 1922. In 1922 the New South Wales parliament got serious and passed the Sydney Harbour Bridge Act, world bridge builders were then invite...
  • Bridge Across The Golden Gate
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    The Golden Gate Bridge Before 1937 the public believed it impossible to build a bridge across the mile-wide Golden Gate strait that connects San Francisco Bay with the Pacific Ocean and San Francisco to Marin county. Someone thought it was possible though, Joseph B. Strauss, a team of engineers, and many dedicated workers and professionals, oversaw the creation of a structure that has become world-renowned. Now, "The Golden Gate Bridge has earned the reputation as the world's most spectacular Br...

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