Great Modern Structures

Profiles over seventy of the world's most incredible engineered structures, built between 1900 and the present day. These man-made wonders of the modern age are the record-breakers in their five respective categories.

Great Modern Structures

Author: David Littlefield

Publisher: Carlton Publishing Group

ISBN: 9781844428144

Page: 304

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Profiles over seventy of the world's most incredible engineered structures, built between 1900 and the present day. These man-made wonders of the modern age are the record-breakers in their five respective categories.

Great American Architects Series

On the other hand , these buildings are admitted by all to be among the best built
, best planned , most useful and most truly economical of our modern structures .
It is , moreover , generally admitted that this architect , more than most men in ...

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Architecture of Great Expositions 1937 1959

And although unrelated, contemporary critics also appeared to be in search of
resonance with the contemporary debates on modern architecture in these
ephemeral buildings. in various pavilions, strategies centered on 'transparency'
come to ...

Architecture of Great Expositions 1937 1959

Author: Rika Devos

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317179110

Page: 256

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This book investigates architecture as a form of diplomacy in the context of the Second World War at six major European international and national expositions that took place between 1937 and 1959. The volume gives a fascinating account of architecture assuming the role of the carrier of war-related messages, some of them camouflaged while others quite frank. The famous standoffs between the Stalinist Russia and the Nazi Germany in Paris 1937, or the juxtaposition of the USSR and USA pavilions in Brussels 1958, are examples of very explicit shows of force. The book also discusses some less known - and more subtle - messages, revealed through an examination of several additional pavilions in both Paris and Brussels; of a series of expositions in Moscow; of the Universal Exhibition in Rome that was planned to open in 1942; and of London’s South Bank Exposition of 1951: all of them related, in one way or another, to either an anticipation of the global war or to its horrific aftermaths. A brief discussion of three pre-World War II American expositions that are reviewed in the Epilogue supports this point. It indicates a significant difference in the attitude of American exposition commissioners, who were less attuned to the looming war than their European counterparts. The book provides a novel assessment of modern architecture’s involvement with national representation. Whether in the service of Fascist Italy or of Imperial Japan, of Republican Spain or of the post-war Franquista regime, of the French Popular Front or of socialist Yugoslavia, of the arising FRG or of capitalist USA, of Stalinist Russia or of post-colonial Britain, exposition architecture during the period in question was driven by a deep faith in its ability to represent ideology. The book argues that this widespread confidence in architecture’s ability to act as a propaganda tool was one of the reasons why Modernist architecture lent itself to the service of such different masters.

From Kendal s Coffee House to Great George Street

In considering possible subjects for such illustrations the Building Committee was
conscious of the Institution's comparative shortage of paintings of modern
structures compared with the larger number depicting Victorian projects , and
saw ...

From Kendal s Coffee House to Great George Street

Author: Gwilym Roberts

Publisher: Thomas Telford

ISBN: 9780727720221

Page: 65

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The history of the various headquarters of the Institution of Civil Engineers traces the journey from the first meetings of a group of young engineers in Kendals Coffee House, Fleet Street to the grandeur of the present headquarters at Great George Street. Details are given of the design and construction of the present headquarters during 1908-13 and 1935-36 and a major section is devoted to a detailed description of construction work carried out during the recent modernization of the building.

Great Glass Buildings

50 Modern Classics Peter Hyatt, Jennifer Hyatt ... No less exceptional is structure
of re touch and real empathy. A clutch ... Not all projects in Great Glass Buildings
enjoy an Arcadian setting, yet there is an art in finding opportunity in adversity.

Great Glass Buildings

Author: Peter Hyatt

Publisher: Images Publishing

ISBN: 9781864701128

Page: 240

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A unique focus on the work of renowned contemporary architects from around the world showcasing their projects designed with glass.

American Architect and Architecture

In general, therefore, this fire, instead of illustrating the inefficiency of our modern
method of incombustible building, furnishes a striking evidence of the degree of
success with which American architects have studied the greatest of modern ...

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The Great Shift Catalyzing the Second Renaissance

modern: during the mid to late twentieth century, the concept of business units
and professional management (together with variants such as the “M-form” and
matrix structures), led to a variety of highly complex structures which split ...

The Great Shift  Catalyzing the Second Renaissance

Author: Robin Wood

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 0557132355

Page: 182

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'The Great Shift' is a key contribution toward our ability to evolve consciously. Covering major themes of self, social & systemic evolution, this is a comprehensive plan of action on all levels. Like a Medici of the 21st century, Robin Wood serves as a catalyst for the next Renaissance, for a global dream of a thriving civilization on a thriving planet. Gathering people, knowledge, creativity, innovations, know-how, and new systems, bringing business genius to the business of planetary evolution, he calls each of us to be an evolutionary pioneer. This book is a blueprint for planetary evolution: How to get from 'Here,' breakdown and collapse, to 'There,' breakthroughs to an actual new world. In time. You'll develop a 2nd Renaissance perspective, together with a set of practices that enable us to become 'world-centric,' to create, lead, strategize, engage, design & shift our own life, career & participation in the evolution of the world.

The Great Empires of the Ancient World

Clearly , the modern appropriation of ancient On the one hand , the great former
imperial empires for particular ... appropriations . exist as much in people's minds
as in external The harnessing of ancient history to modern structures of control .

The Great Empires of the Ancient World

Author: Thomas Harrison

Publisher: Getty Publications

ISBN: 9780892369874

Page: 288

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Presents a survey of the empires of Egypt, Rome, Babylonia, Persia, India, and China between 1600 B.C and 500 A.D.

Factory and Industrial Management

... fluctuation of population , has evolved into the great modern office - building of
to - day , with its thousands of tenants , its multiplicity of devices ... But we have
many structures of which , not - withstanding their faults , we may well be pround .

Factory and Industrial Management

Author: John Robertson Dunlap

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Down the Great River

They are of solid masonry, with great arched porticos and small windows ; their
pavements worn into unevenness by the ... It is elbowed on every side by modern
structures, which present a strange contrast to its Old World appearance.

Down the Great River

Author: Willard W. Glazier

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Page: 424

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Structural Analysis and Design of Tall Buildings

In this modern digital world of high-speed computers, we engineers need to
remind ourselves that many of the world's greatest structures, such as the Golden
Gate Bridge, were designed during the era of the slide rule. In the “good ole days
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Structural Analysis and Design of Tall Buildings

Author: Bungale S. Taranath

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1439850909

Page: 722

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As software skills rise to the forefront of design concerns, the art of structural conceptualization is often minimized. Structural engineering, however, requires the marriage of artistic and intuitive designs with mathematical accuracy and detail. Computer analysis works to solidify and extend the creative idea or concept that might have started o

The Modern Airport Terminal

New Approaches to Airport Architecture Brian Edwards. number of greeters who
assemble to celebrate the journey, and those who use the airport as a leisure or
business destination in its own right, make the terminal building a great modern ...

The Modern Airport Terminal

Author: Brian Edwards

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1134537638

Page: 304

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This comprehensive guide to the planning and design of airport terminals and their facilities covers all types of airport terminal found around the world and highlights the environmental and technical issues that the designer has to address. Contemporary examples are critically reviewed through a series of case studies. This new edition covers the most recent examples of high quality, technically advanced designs from the Far East, Europe and North America. This book will be a source of inspiration and guiding principles for those who design, commission or manage airport buildings.

The Great White Tribe in Filipinia

Near by, and on an emerald plaza, stand the buildings of the Insular Tobacco
Company and of the Oriente Hotel. These buildings are the finest modern
structures in Manila. Carriages are waiting in the street in front of the hotel, and at
the ...

The Great White Tribe in Filipinia

Author: Paul T. Gilbert

Publisher: Library of Alexandria

ISBN: 1465502572

Page: 303

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Performance Based Fire Engineering of Structures

Within the narrower context of structural performance in fire, a few recent fires
have been influential and may be claimed to have influenced strongly the
development of best practice in modern structural fire engineering. This chapter
describes ...

Performance Based Fire Engineering of Structures

Author: Yong Wang

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 0203868714

Page: 394

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Major events notably the Broadgate fire in London, New York‘s World Trade Center collapse, and the Windsor Tower fire in Madrid as well as the enlightening studies at the Cardington fire research project have given international prominence to performance-based structural fire engineering. As a result, structural fire engineering has increasingly at

Hyperbolic Structures

Shukhov's Lattice Towers - Forerunners of Modern Lightweight Construction
Matthias Beckh. Foreword. The structures of the great Russian engineer Vladimir
Grigor'evic Šuchov (Shukhov) are among the world's most sophisticated and ...

Hyperbolic Structures

Author: Matthias Beckh

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118932684

Page: 152

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Working at the threshold of the Modern Age, Vladimir G. Šuchov (Shukhov) is regarded as one of the world's most outstanding and versatile engineers. Some of his fascinating and technically sophisticated structures, always so delicately proportioned they cannot fail to catch the eye, have no equivalent among the structures of today. From the time Shukhov built the first hyperbolic lattice tower at the end of the 19th century, he has been seen as the founder and developer of this then new form of construction. This structure, with a seemingly complex geometry definable with only a few basic parameters, has no predecessors in the history of construction. It excels through its high stability and economy of material – but above all through the visual impact of its web-like arrangement of members. Setting Shukhov’s work in the context of the history of construction shows that he and his new structural forms anticipated many of today's engineering and lightweight structures. The principles of Shukhov’s load-bearing systems are used in architecture today, for example in the structural engineering of high-rise buildings. Hyperbolic structures analyses the interactions of form with the structural behaviour of hyperbolic lattice towers, and the effects of the various influencing factors were determined with the help of parametric studies and load capacity analyses. This evaluation of Shukhov’s historical calculations and the reconstruction of the design and development process of his water towers shows why the Russian engineer is considered not only a pathfinder for lightweight structures but also a pioneer of parametrised design processes.

Modern English Structures Workbook Second Edition

Having such a great space in front of the house gave the children [ 4 ] a feeling of
night , of vastness , and of terror . This terror came in from the shrieking [ 5 ] of the
tree and the anguish of the home discord . Often Paul would wake up , after he ...

Modern English Structures Workbook   Second Edition

Author: Bernard O'Dwyer

Publisher: Broadview Press

ISBN: 9781551117645

Page: 276

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The Modern English Structures Workbook parallels the text, Modern English Structures, and provides useful training both in memorization and in higher-order thinking skills.