Tag Archives: Engineering

Book Review: ‘Building The Brooklyn Bridge, 1869 – 1883’ By Jeffrey Richman

The Brooklyn Bridge has been an indelible part of the New York City skyline for 140 years. When it was completed in 1883, it was hailed as an engineering marvel and called the Eighth Wonder of the World. It also linked what were then two of America’s largest cities — New York and Brooklyn. The story of its construction is a drama in itself and now a new book, “Building the Brooklyn Bridge,” gives readers an inside view of the 14-year construction process that has been largely out of sight, until now. Michelle Miller has the details.

Perspectives: The World’s Tallest Buildings & Future Projects – 3D Comparison

Tallest buildings / skyscrapers in the world today, represented to scale in New York City. Including some skyscrapers under construction and other extravagant futuristic projects. Note: The chosen size is up to the tip, includes antennas. The video includes the 10 tallest buildings currently, the rest are elected subjectively. In the list are not included, structures as giant antennas, statues or monuments. Only buildings, skyscrapers and vertical cities.

Views: World’s Tallest Observation Wheel (Dubai)

Located just off the coast of Dubai Marina on the man-made, Bluewater’s Island, Ain Dubai – or the Eye of Dubai – is now officially the world’s tallest and largest observation wheel – standing over 250 metres tall and with a capacity of 1,750 passengers at any one time.

82 metres taller than its predecessor, Ain Dubai represents the single greatest increase in height for this type of structure – something that could have only been achieved in a place like Dubai.

Documentary: Building A Porsche 911 (HD Video)

Porsche 911 – the world’s most successful sports car. Its rear-mounted boxer engine and classic styling are unmistakable. It combines sportiness and everyday functionality like no other vehicle. A street-legal race car. For almost 70 years the 911 has stood for sportiness, elegance and quality. The latest version, the Porsche 992, is equipped with almost 400 hp in the basic version and costs almost a quarter of a million euros. In this documentary, racing legend Hans-Joachim Stuck takes you through the world of what is perhaps the most famous sports car.

India: Mumbai’s $1.7BN Coastal Road Project

Mumbai’s Coastal Road Project is a bold show of India’s construction capabilities, but it’s sparked protests and legal battles on the ground.

The Coastal Road is an under construction 8-lane, 22.2-km long freeway that would run along Mumbai’s western coastline connecting Marine Lines in the south to Kandivali in the north. 

Mumbai (formerly called Bombay) is a densely populated city on India’s west coast. A financial center, it’s India’s largest city. On the Mumbai Harbour waterfront stands the iconic Gateway of India stone arch, built by the British Raj in 1924. Offshore, nearby Elephanta Island holds ancient cave temples dedicated to the Hindu god Shiva. The city’s also famous as the heart of the Bollywood film industry. 

Analysis: Turkey’s ‘Canal Istanbul’ Explained (Video)

Canal Istanbul is the largest infrastructure project Turkey has ever seen. It will connect the Mediterranean to the Black Sea, and fulfill one of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s oldest dreams: To provide a new route, beside the Bosporus, for tankers sailing between the two seas, while at the same time boosting Turkey’s revenues. But the controversial project is pitting Turkey’s president against Istanbul’s mayor, Ekrem İmamoğlu, and the majority of the city’s citizens. So why is the canal so unpopular? And why does Erdogan want to build it anyway?

Inside Views: Building New York City’s ‘Little Island’

New York City’s waterfront just got a radical addition. This is Little Island – a public park over the water financed by a billionaire. For more by The B1M subscribe now – http://ow.ly/GxW7y Full story here – https://theb1m.com/video/the-battle-t…

Views: Denmark’s $34 Billion Energy Islands

The energy islands and the wind farms with a combined capacity of 5 GW are expected to be commissioned by 2030.

The North Sea energy island will have an initial capacity of 3 GW which could potentially be further scaled up to 10 GW offshore wind. This will be an artificial island.

Inside Architecture: The Louis Vuitton Building

The Frank Gehry design for the Louis Vuitton Foundation building was certainly innovative. But from a structural engineering perspective, there was nothing to suggest it was actually possible.

The building of the Louis Vuitton Foundation, started in 2006, is an art museum and cultural center sponsored by the group LVMH and its subsidiaries. It is run as a legally separate, nonprofit entity as part of LVMH’s promotion of art and culture. The art museum opened in October 2014. 

Design: Hyperloop Italia & Zaha Hadid Architects

Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA) has signed an agreement with Hyperloop Italia to jointly design its next phase of work.

Using passive magnetic levitation technology powered entirely by renewable energy, Hyperloop propels passenger and cargo capsules through low pressure tubes to minimize friction, requiring only a fraction of the energy required to power the modes. traditional public transport.

The combination of energy from renewable sources and regenerative braking systems allows Hyperloop’s infrastructure to produce more energy than it consumes. Air-conditioned passenger capsules travel in sealed tubes and are unaffected by external conditions.