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This Looming L Train Shutdown Isn't Williamsburg's First Mass Transit Panic

In 1987, the Williamsburg Bridge was in a dire state of disrepair. Its cables were corroding, the steel towers were decaying, its foundation was cracking, and the entire bridge was swaying and creaking to a degree that alarmed the engineers who were tasked with monitoring it. Show More Summary

Battle to honor slain Putin critic Nemtsov unfolds beneath Kremlin towers

MOSCOW (Reuters) - As the Kremlin clock inched toward midnight and the ice-bound river beneath their feet melted, a group of Russians silently stood on the bridge where Boris Nemtsov, the Putin critic and opposition leader, was killed nearly a year ago.

Troll sought for Seattle-based artist residency

Seattle's Office of Arts & Culture and Department of Transportation are seeking writers to take part in an unusual artist's residency in the northwest tower of the city's Fremont Bridge. The selected writer will receive US$10,000 toShow More Summary

Fleeting Wonders: Seattle is Looking For a Poet to Live in a Bridge

The Fremont Bridge, future home to an infrastructural poet. (Photo: Shakespeare/WikiCommons CC BY-SA 3.0) Every poet needs a garret. If you're in the market, and you're a Seattleite, one just opened up in the northwest tower of the Fremont...Show More Summary

Jenkins’ Cat Fort

last monthHumor / odd : Neatorama

Jack Shepherd wanted to make a nice play fort for his cat, Jenkins. He ended up building “The World’s Most Glorious Cat Fort” complete with two stories, towers, windows, ramps, beds, tunnels, scratching posts, a bridge, and a lighted entry. Show More Summary

Take a tour of the most expensive apartment building in Brooklyn, where a studio apartment rents for $3,000 a month

A glassy apartment tower between two bridges is being called the most expensive in Brooklyn. 60 Water Street sits in one of the best locations in the Dumbo neighborhood of Brooklyn — only 85 feet from the historic Brooklyn Bridge. Dumbo is no stranger to high rents. Show More Summary

At long last, a new office tower for Brooklyn

The Bloomberg administration, more than a decade ago, rezoned a diagonal swath of downtown Brooklyn, from the future Barclays Center to the waterfront near the Brooklyn Bridge, to spur more office... To view the full story, click the title link.

LM Gateway: Two towers, two bridges, one crazy project

3 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

It looks, at first glance, like one of those projects – the kind that doesn't have a hope in hell of being built – but Steven Holl Architects' LM Gateway is finally going ahead after languishing on the drawing board since 2008. The unusual...Show More Summary

London's Landmarks Turn Tricolour For Paris

3 months agoEngland / London : Londonist

Wembley, Tower Bridge and IMAX go bleu blanc rouge.

Best Hotel for Views: Mondrian London

3 months agoLGBT / Gay : Out Traveler G.P.S.

Conveniently located west of the Tate Modern and Tower Bridge on the South Bank, the Mondrian London, inaugurated in 2014, is one of the city’s newest luxury design hotels. read more

Iowa Class Battleships Had Vault-Like Conning Towers Buried Inside Their Main Bridges

4 months agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

The mighty Iowa Class Battleships are known for their heavy armor, yet their bank vault-like conning towers were possibly the most blatant example of how over-engineered these vessels were so that they could take a brutal beating and keep on fighting. Read more...

Boy, This is One Heck of a Screengrab: Drone as Seen by a Camera Mounted High Atop Decorative Tower of Troubled Bay Bridge

Tweet(Uh, yes it is a decorative tower – we can talk about that some time.) Here it is, via Aviation Week, a drone buzzing the unfinished tower of our already-failed San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge’s eastern span: Was this a hobbyist’s drone from back when the new cable-stayed span was still under construction OR was it […]

Ship Photos of the Day – Tower Bridge Escort

4 months agoVehicles / Watercraft : gCaptain

The photos below provided by KOTUG International show the Royal Research Ship Discovery being escorted underneath London’s iconic Tower Bridge. Photos courtesy KOTUG.  .

Rescuing William Butler Yeats’ Magic Tower House

4 months agoArts : Modern Art Notes

“The Irish Republican Army arrived one day to announce that the bridge beside the tower was about to be blown up, and to suggest that Yeats’s wife take the children and maid upstairs for their safety.”

If seeing 'The Walk' makes you queasy, this glass bridge in China will terrify you

The 3-D version of the new movie "The Walk" apparently is making some viewers sick. The film's dizzying scenes portraying the Frenchman who in 1974 walked a tightrope between the Twin Towers of New York's World Trade Center apparently has triggered vertigo episodes for some. But that's nothing...

John Guillermin, director of “The Towering Inferno,” dies at 89

His résumé was filled with war and action movies, including “The Bridge at Remagen” and “Shaft in Africa.”

China’s First Completely Glass Bottom Bridge Opens!

Over the past several years, there have been more and more tourist attractions opening which utilize glass to add the thrill factor to the experience.  For example, tourists visiting the Tower Bridge in London, the Hualapai Skywalk at...Show More Summary

These Planned Vietnamese Towers Connected by Aerial Bridges Look Incredible

' Vietnamese architectural firm Vo Trong Nghia Architects is known for designing buildings that incorporate unprecedented amounts of greenery—such as this one, and this one, and most of these—and their latest, three residential towers in Ho Chi Minh City, are...

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