Tag: construction

Copies in plaster of copies in marble of copies in wood

Sunday, 4 May, 2014 0 Comments

“Look, said Roark. The famous flutings on the famous columns — what are they there for? To hide the joints in wood — when columns were made of wood, only these aren’t, they’re marble. The triglyphs, what are they? Wood. Wooden beams, the way they had to be laid when people began to build wooden […]

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Making The Leadenhall Building

Tuesday, 16 July, 2013 0 Comments

The 225 metre (737 foot)-tall Leadenhall Building is currently under construction on Leadenhall Street in central London. It is due for completion in mid-2014 and is one of a number of new tall buildings in the City financial district. This clip by Dan Lowe and Paul Raftery covers the first six months of a year-long project to film the construction of the skyscraper.


Not a stone will stand upon a stone

Sunday, 15 January, 2012

Boom skyline: Azerbaijan, Brazil, China or Dubai? No. In fact, the photo was taken in Dublin in July 2005. That was the year in which 80,957 residential houses were built in Ireland. By way of comparison, in the first 10 months of 2011a total of 8,692 houses were completed. Another indicator of the madness was […]

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