Month: February 2019

Naming Conventions

That’s the Union Traction Building in Indianapolis, according to the text on the photo. The building was constructed in 1904 and this picture is probably from 1907. The office building is Daniel Burnham’s usual handsome neoclassicism, but the interesting part of it is the shed behind. That was the largest interurban station ever built. Interurbans …

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Easy To Reach

My previous speculation about how the old Tappan Zee Bridge would be demolished was wrong. I had thought that the backarms of the cantilevers would be lifted off their piers and dissembled elsewhere. That was too subtle. The picture above, taken from a train, shows the actual process: one backarm has been dropped from its …

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