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the-gasoline-station:

Part 2 in the ‘Loading…..’ series. Painted in Shanghai, China

by INSA

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thisiscitylab:

The I-35W disaster might have inspired federal lawmakers to invest more money in America’s 600,000-plus bridges, a quarter of which have been deemed either “structurally deficient” or “functionally obsolete.” But Congress can barely keep the highway trust fund solvent, let alone agree on a new transportation financing mechanism. Each time the funding question gets postponed, the average age of U.S. bridges goes up (it already exceeds 40 years), as does the risk of another disaster on the scale of Minneapolis’.

-How to Save America’s Crumbling Bridges While Congress Gets Its Funding Act Together

[Photo: Ruin Raider/Flickr]

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blastedheath:

Antonio Sant’Elia (Italian, 1888-1916), Architettura, 1912. Mixed media on paper laid on canvas, 82.5 x 66 cm.

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jedavu:

Optical Illusions Of 3D Geometric Designs Only Seen From Certain Angles

Created by French artist and photographer Georges Rousse 

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sigitkusumawijaya:

The existence of kids in public space is important. They are the indicator of great public space of a city.

‪#‎urbanism‬ ‪#‎publicspace‬

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goingurban:

mitillix:

mandatoryrollercoaster:

Playtime

mai tanulság

When you have a planner for a parent…

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thisbigcity:

newurbanly:

Playful urban design. A Baltimore bus stop that doubles as a giant typographic sculpture.

So now we know. The coolest bus stop in the world is in Baltimore. 

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permatech:

Crinkle-Crankle wall, England. (From Wiki)

The crinkle crankle wall economizes on bricks, despite its sinuous configuration, because it can be made just one brick thin. If a wall this thin were to be made in a straight line, without buttresses, it would easily topple over. The alternate convex and concave curves in the wall provide stability and help it to resist lateral forces.

Both crinkle and crankle are defined as something with bends and turns (Webster’s), but the term is also thought to come from Old English meaning zig-zag.

Many crinkle-crankle walls are found in the Fen Country of East Anglia.

[There are some in the States too: Thomas Jefferson (1743 to 1826) incorporated so-called serpentine walls into the architecture of the University of Virginia, which he founded. Flanking both sides of its landmark rotunda and extending down the length of the lawn are 10 pavilions, each with its own walled garden separated by crinkle crankle walls.]

via buffleheadcabin:vanimore

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neopetcemetery:

Falkirk Wheel - Falkirk Scotland

The Falkirk Wheel takes about as much energy as it would to boil about 8 kettles of water

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thisbigcity:

Vancouver wins again with the awesome urban reef. 

Check out a timelapse video of ‘A Day in the Life of an Urban Reef’ right here

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