Will There Ever Be A Mile-High Skyscraper? – REBLOG -SCIENCE SWITCH

In order to build the Temple Mount in Israel, they dug all the way down to bedrock and started the support walls there. Otherwise, it would have sunk. So the deal is still basically the same, but I guess there are fewer guys with shovels and picks and huge boulders … and more machinery?

ScienceSwitch

Frank Lloyd Wright, an architect, put forward a proposal to build a mile-high skyscraper, a building five times as high as the Eiffel Tower. Many slammed at the architect and argued that the tower would collapse. But today, bigger and bigger buildings are appearing. How did this happen?

Via – TED-Ed

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DILAPIDATED BARNS AND OTHER BUILDINGS – Marilyn Armstrong

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Barns or Any Dilapidated Buildings

My house is falling down, but I discovered this morning that it is falling down in pieces, not in one solid lump. This is good.

Our shed really is collapsing and Owen is planning to take it down. What we will do with all the stuff inside it, I have no idea, but the roof is so covered with green growth if a branch falls on it, it will cave in.

Our shed does not make much of a picture. You can’t really tell how badly off it is. It looks okay, but it isn’t.

CITY, VILLAGE, TALL AND OLD

CEE’S BLACK & WHITE PHOTO CHALLENGE: BUILDINGS

In the city …

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In our village …

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Tall …

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TREES IN TOWN: CEE’S FUN FOTO CHALLENGE

CEE’S FUN FOTO CHALLENGE: BUILDINGS WITH TREES

This week’s topic is Building and Trees. Any building, any tree as long as they are in the same photo.

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There are trees everywhere in the valley. I don’t believe you can find any building without a tree.

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Without the dramatic colors of other seasons, I love the subtle gradations of color and light.

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Can you see the house (above) tucked in between the trees?

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CEE’S BLACK AND WHITE PHOTO CHALLENGE: GEOMETRY

CEE’S BLACK & WHITE PHOTO CHALLENGE:
GEOMETRIC SHAPES

Architecture, indoors, outdoors. Our cartons, cars, benches, porches, and pillars. All in cracking monochrome. Of course.

 

DWELLINGS AND OTHER PLACES

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Buildings

Buildings. Architecture. One of my favorite subjects. From the old barns all around the valley, to Victorian Painted Ladies, there is so much to see and admire.