The Bailey Island Bridge is located in Harpswell, Maine on Route 24. Before the making of the bridge, the fishermen that lived on Bailey’s Island wanted a bridge that connected their island to Orr’s Island. The town of Harpsweell made and voted on their decisions in the weekly town meetings (“Bailey”). The project was stalled because of some of the mainlanders in the town, but it was brought back up for discussion in 1912. They first agreed on a “road” which would connect the two islands and would be constructed with timber. This was to cost $3,000. The cost quickly reached $25,000 at a later town meting because they decided to build the bridge with stone and concrete instead. Once the legislature decided to pass a bill stating that it would fun state’s highway and bridge projects, they decided to move forward with the project (Hansen, 36).
History has a strange way of coming back around when it comes to human civilization. It has been said repeatedly that those who do not know history are doomed to repeat it. However, just because there is a potential for danger in the future, this does not mean that humanity must ignore what once was. History is normally remembered through what is known as a memorial. When a memorial is put into a physical representation, it is then known as a monument.The need to memorialize events or people is complex; in some cases, monuments honor moments of great achievement, while in other cases, monuments pay homage to deep sacrifice. A monument's size, location, and materials are all considerations in planning and creating a memorial to the past. Examples of such feats are the Washington Monument, Lincoln Memorial, and even Mount Rushmore. For the latter of the
The Ishtar Gate to the city of Babylon stood as a testament to the aim of King Nebuchadnezzar II to rebuild the ancient city of Babylon as the most grandiose and magnificent of the ancient world’s cities. Citizens of the neo-babylonian empire were the first to bear witness to its grandeur and were likely the best equipped to appreciate the aesthetics contributing to its religious meaning. Given that it was a main entrance to the central capital of Babylon, the gate could have been seen by citizens of different social classes and levels of education, and in turn may have conveyed different meanings to different classes of citizens. In the eyes of a merchant or artisan, the brilliant blue faience bricks adorned with religiously symbolic animals
The “White City” was a vast collection of architecture and arts that were put on display in the year 1893. The Chicago World Fair, also called the “White City”, was a major event in American history that impacted America’s culture, economic, and industry. The Chicago World Fair was held to honor Columbus’ discovery of the New World. The real reason why it was made was to proudly have back their wealth and power. Larson said, “the tower not only assured the eternal fame of its designer, Alexandre Gustave Eiffel but also offered graphic proof that France had edged out the United States for dominance in the realm of iron and steel…”(15). To accomplish this, architects led by Daniel Burnham and John Root made numerous buildings and beautiful scenery
Mr. Robinson enlisted the help of South Dakota politicians, Mayor Boland, Congressman Williamson and Senator Norbeck to get federal lands set aside for the project. They went to Washington D.C. and were successful in convincing the government to allow them to build the monument on federal land. The Native Americans had many protests about the building of the monument on their holy lands.
The Chicago world’s fair’s official name was the World’s Columbian Exposition, and its original purpose was to commemorate the four hundredth anniversary of Christopher Columbus’s discovery of America, however Daniel Hudson Burnham, the foremost creator, wanted it to be something enchanting, a “white city .” While Burnham wanted the fair to be a “white city” the whole fair had to be greater in all aspects than the fair in Paris in 1889, because if the fair failed the honor of the United States would be stained, and the city of Chicago would be disgraced . Burnham wanted only the best American architects of the time and their plans for the buildings were fashioned after neoclassical ideas, they had a uniform height for the cornice, in hopes of creating harmony amongst the prominent buildings .
don’t always see an interest in our own city’s history and development. It is important to understand how your own city came about. The World’s Fair was one example. Many people don’t know that St. Louis held the two biggest events in the world. One was the World’s Fair, and the other was the Olympics. More importantly, it was all in the same year, 1904. The Fair held in St. Louis was a great introduction to the United States becoming one of the greatest and biggest countries in the world. Today, it is even a world power. The city of St. Louis is an important and beautiful city with a great past. “The Gateway to The West” is definitely one of America’s greatest cities.
At the time of its construction in 1929, the Ambassador Bridge was the largest spanned suspension bridge at 564 meters until the George Washington Bridge was built. It was an engineering masterpiece at the time. The total bridge length is 2,286 meters and rises to 118 meters above the river. Suspension cables support the main span of the Ambassador Bridge and the main pillars under the bridge are supported by steel in a cantilever truss structure. In total, the McClintic-Marshall masterpiece is comprised of 21,000 tons of steel. The immense socio-economical impact that the Ambassador Bridge has on transportation and trade is imperative for daily interaction between the Un...
There are many things we should be questioning but are not. Through the lessons of Baltimore’s landscape, we can see how erasure of the past is a common theme in our society in spite of it hurting us. Our quest shouldn’t be to destroy these statues necessarily but to revise them meaningfully. These problematic statues mirror the features of the landscape that we studied
Upon his return to the United States in 1869, Church with a desire to build his own Persian castle engaged a new architect Calvert Vaux who was one of the designers of Central Park. Although Vaux was enlisted as the architect, Olana House would primarily be a creation of its owner. Among Olana’s collection includes several architectural sketches by both Vaux and Church and the final product resembl...
In 1803, President Thomas Jefferson purchased the territory of Louisiana from the French government for $15 million. It doubled the size of the United States. To Jefferson, westward expansion was the key to the nation’s health: He believed that a republic depended on an independent, exemplary citizenry for its survival, and that independence and honor lead to land ownership, especially the ownership of small farms. American Westward Expansion primarily strengthened the nation because it added new resources, railroad tracks and land, and the increase in population was huge during these times, which could make up a strong nation that has a virtuous government, with all the diversity of opinions and ideas.
Imagine … high paying jobs for 3,000 Canadians, 520,000 barrels of oil sold internationally, $9.5 billion dollars in additional revenue for the country, and guaranteed environmental protection. These are some great benefits for our nation, so why is there such bitter debate over what seems like an easy decision?
...ral (138 ½ feet), Michelangelo’s St. Peter’s (137 ½) and Wren’s St. Paul’s (109 feet). Until steel and concrete technology advanced in the 19th century, no single spaces were larger than these. Bibliography Dirimtekin, Feridun. . Saint Sophia Museum. Istanbul: Touring and Automobile Club of Turkey. Fossati, Gaspare. 1852. Aya Sofia, Constantinople : as recently restored by order of H. M. the sultan Abdul-Medjid. London: R. & C. Colnagni & Co. James Stevens Curl. Classical Architecture: an introduction to its vocabulary and essentials, with a select glossary of terms. New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1992. ISBN 0-442-30896-5. NA260.C87. interior photo of circular space (photo of the prostyle octstyle portico of the Pantheon) William L. MacDonald. The Architecture of the Roman Empire I. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1982. ISBN 0-300-02818-0. LC 81-16513
Bridges are part of our everyday life, so you might say that they are easy for engineers to build, but you are wrong. When engineers design a bridge they look at what the bridge would be used for and the forces that will act upon the bridge.