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  • Giotto's Organization And Presentation To The Viewer
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    Architecture is undeniably one of the most powerful forms of art. Buildings have the ability to loom in the distance when seen from afar. As you approach it more and more details can be seen. Minute intricacies such as stone quality, texture, and perhaps some ornate detailing become apparent. Even standing at a doorway can provide some involved feelings. Does the building seem to invite the viewer inside with elaborate carvings and an open view to the interior Or does it intimidate the viewer wi...
  • Manhattan Company Building At 40 Wall Street
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    History of New York Skyscrapers The World Building - 1890 The World Building (also know as the Pulitzer Building) was originally owned by Joseph Pulitzer, publisher of the New York World. Its architect was George B. Post and construction began October 10th, 1889. It was opened on December 10th, 1890, and was the first building in New York to surpass the 284 feet. The New York World Building was the tallest of several high-rise structures built for major newspapers in the late 19th century. The n...
  • Cities Before Elevators
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    Back in the days of the 1850's through 1900's the invention of the elevator was a big step for civilization. The people went from old fashion stairs to for them a minute ride of luxury and realization (opposed to climbing stairs). An American inventor named Elisha Graves Otis was the first person to invent the mechanical elevator with adequate safety devices, such as safety brakes which gripped on to the elevator cab's rails. Safety cables which looped around a drum that was attached to the driv...
  • Robert Cline The Explosion Of Wall Street
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    ROBERT CLINE The Explosion of Wall Street, September 16th 1920 from 3 different perspectives. Reporting from Wall Street Live: John Jackson, Lady's & Gentlemen an explosion exterior the frontage of the Barclays Bank building just before 5 a.m. quivered downtown Wall Street sending debris of glass showering down on the intersection of Water Street. I spoke with New York City Police Chief of Detectives William Allee and he said, "An explosive device broke windows at Barclays Bank and windows acros...
  • Building A Super Skyscraper
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    Picture in your mind the skyline of downtown Toronto. There's the CN Tower 1, of course, and the 72-floor First Canadian Place, the city's tallest skyscraper (Figure 1). Cascading from there are the assorted banks and hotels and insurance towers. Now, use your imagination to construct some new buildings, these ones reaching three, four and five times higher than the others. Top it all off with a skyscraper one mile high (three times as high as the CN Tower). Sound fanciful It did 30 years ago wh...
  • Structures As Hadrian's Wall
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    Throughout the history of the Roman Empire there have been countless buildings and monuments erected. Each emperor had their own structures built for a variety of reasons. The Emperor Publius Aelius Hadrian was no different, during his reign he commissioned the building of such structures as Hadrian's wall, his magnificent villa, the famous Hadrian's arch as well as many portraits and coins that have with stood the test of time. Hadrian's villa was constructed on a site twice the size of Pompeii...
  • Quantities To The Ancillary Building
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    Nature of professional work carried out Code of Training area I had to prepare an estimate for the 'Site Development Works' to the Garda district HQ. In Trim, Co. Meath. There is extensive excavation inclusive of an existing retaining wall; this is to provide a larger car parking facility. There is underpinning of an existing retaining wall to the rear of the site. An additional retaining wall is to be constructed immediately in front of the existing retaining wall and extended around to the sid...
  • South East Part Of Persepolis
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    Persepolis was rediscovered in A. D 1620, after being hidden by its own ruins since 330 B.C. Many people came to visit Persepolis in the next centuries, but the excavation of the ruins did not begin until 1931, when the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago sponsored the excavation of the ancient site. The first excavation was conducted by Ernst Herz feld and Friedrich Kr efter which led to the onsite reconstruction of the 'Harem'. In 1932 and 1937 the oriental Institute excavated two ...

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