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Less Than Meets The Eye

Great Jones Street has a nice collection of industrial and loft buildings from the mid-1800s through the 1920s. I took this picture because the two small “stable” buildings caught my attention. The stable name comes from the pediments: The two buildings – 31 and 33 Great Jones – are similar but not identical, and the …

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Why The Past Tense?

See here for part 1 and here for part 2 of this bridge. Why don’t we build bridges like Nevius Street any more? The answer is definitely not because they are functionally obsolete: any individual example might be, but there’s no reason we couldn’t design truss bridges with more clearance and higher load capacities for modern traffic. …

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