Engineering

Structure As Ornament Fails Twice

The subway station at 72nd Street and Broadway is part of the original IRT line of 1904, and has a beautiful miniature head house as its original entrance. That entrance, along with the too-narrow platforms and way-too-narrow stairs meant that this station was crowded for decades. Around 2000, a plan was developed to slightly ease …

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The Discussion Will Be Fascinating

The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat – a group that treats skyscrapers as an integral part of architecture, engineering, and urban planning – is planning on having a discussion of the origins of skyscrapers at their upcoming 10th World Congress this fall. The discussion – officially, the First Skyscraper/Skyscraper Firsts Symposium – is …

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