List/Grid Tag Archives: Infrastructure

Back to the Future: The 1950 that 1925 foresaw would have been nice

Aircraft landing fields on top of buildings. Spiral Escalators going 4 levels underground. Self-reliant building communities with schools and businesses intermixed with housing. Multiple levels of transportation streets. An exceptionally organized view of the future. All part of an architect’s vision of the future city in 25 years – back then! Published in Popular Science magazine monthly issue of August 1925 and entitled”How you may live and travel in the city of 1950″. If only it ended up that way back then, makes you wonder what went wrong in the middle?!

Infinity Loop Bridge

10 Design + Buro Happold‘s design proposal is the winner for creating a gateway entry to south China’s new planned commercial hub in the Shizimen Business District of Zhuha, Infinity Loop Bridge. The new mega-structure provides incredible views of the Shizimen Canal to the Pearl River Delta. The winning bridge scheme proposes an undulating ribbon of structure that wraps around the 6 lane road deck in a continuous sculptural loop form. At low levels the loop cradles the road deck, with the structural ribbon then soaring upwards to create 2 triangulated arch forms. These triangular gateways, one primary and one secondary, support the road deck over 2… Read more »

Frank Gehry’s BP Pedestrian Bridge in Millennium Park, Chicago

The infamous Frank Gehry strikes with his latest creation and first bridge design ever, the BP Pedestrian Bridge near the Pritzker Pavilion, connecting Millennium Park to Daley Bicentennial Plaza, east of the park, this 280 meters-long (925 feet) winding bridge provides incomparable views of the Chicago skyline, Grant Park and Lake Michigan. Clad in brushed stainless steel panels, the BP Bridge adds to the Pritzker Pavilion in function as well as design by creating an acoustic barrier from the traffic noise of the streets beyond. It also has a 5% slope to allow easy access for people who are physically challenged…. Read more »

The Avenue Towards Heaven

The Avenue Toward Heaven in Tianmen Mountain, in the Hunan province of China, also known as the Big Gate Road, is one of the world’s scariest roads. Starting from 200 meters below it reaches 1300 meters above sea level. The road goes south of Zhangjiajie City and climbs up the Tianmen Mountain; on the way it makes 99 turns as 9 is considered a lucky number in China. The construction of the breathtaking road started in 1998 and took eight years to complete, nowadays it’s one of the most overwhelming areas in Hunan. For the ones who are not interested… Read more »

New Photos of Zaha Hadid’s Sheikh Zayed Bridge – Abu Dhabi

A new Set of night-shots of Sheikh Zayed Bridge by Zaha Hadid where revealed online today on Dezeen, by photographer Roland Halbe. The photographs show off the amazing night illumination of the bridge’s striking shape with a structure that symbolizes desert dunes. The bridge, located in Abu Dhabi, UAE, was completed earlier this year, sporting a four lane high way, emergency lane, and a pedestrian walkway in each direction, with a total length of 842 meters and is elevated at 64 meters. The bridge is considered the 3rd one to connect the island of Abu Dhabi with mainland UAE. The central… Read more »

Colorful Bridge “Slinky Springs to Fame” in Oberhausen, Germany

Slinky – the toy created in 1940s in USA and loved by many kids worldwide has got its honor in Oberhausen, Germany. It was implemented in a bright footbridge named Slinky Springs to Fame which goes across the Rhein-Herne canal connecting two existing parks. The design of a swinging spiral wrapped around a colored band belongs to German artist Tobias Rehberger. The bridge was opened in August 2011 as a part of the local project “EMSCHERKUNST 2010″. Brightness of the springy synthetic finishes of the walkway is presented in 16 different colors produced on 2.67 meters of bridge width with… Read more »

Shanghai’s BUND Colors Tunnel, Designed by the High for the High

The Bund sightseeing tunnel, a bizarre kinda of entertainment coming out of Shanghai, China. A tunnel that crosses the river connecting the north side of Chen Yi Square at the Bund and the Oriental Pearl Radio and Television Tower at Pudong. The Bund Sightseeing Tunnel has a total length of 646.7 meter and is China’s first cross-river artificial sightseeing tunnel. Modern high technologies are applied in the decoration of the interior walls of the tunnel, providing the passengers with background music accompanied with laser light-beam visualizations, as well as pictures, patterns and views about people, history, culture, science and technology and… Read more »

Esch Footbridge (Passerelle) – Luxembourg
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