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Paris could one day get a taste of the tropics. The French architecture firm SOA has come up with a greenhouse project that would make fresh, local tropical fruit -- bananas in particular -- more accessible in the cooler climate of Paris. The design, called Urbanana, is a vertical, six-story, all-glass greenhouse that would fit between already existing buildings.
She was also the richest second-generation entrepreneur for the second consecutive year, according to Hurun's report. Fang Wei, 39, chairman of Liaoning-based contractor and manufacturer of exterior facades and curtainwall cladding systems, was found to be the richest young entrepreneur starting from scratch, with an asset of 15 billion yuan. Basketball star Yao Ming, 32, was listed the 23rd in this report.
What happens when you put a fully equipped five-story building, which includes an intensive care unit, a surgery suite, piping and air conditioning, fire barriers and even a working elevator, through series of high-intensity earthquakes? Structural engineers at the University of California, San Diego are about to find out during a two-week series of tests conducted on the world's largest outdoor shake table at the Englekirk Structural Engineering Center. Researchers also will assess whether the building's fire barriers have been affected by the shakes. Throughout the two weeks of testing, engineers will monitor the building's performance with more than high-fidelity sensors and more than 70cameras that will record the movement of key elements and components inside the building.
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Skip to content. Sloan, an administrative assistant at Ricoh Canada, would see the macabre results at the start and end of her shift — scores of broken, feathered bodies at the foot of three office towers, which make up a complex called the Yonge Corporate Centre. The complex is accused of being the most lethal for bird collisions in Toronto, killing or injuring more than 22, migratory birds from toaccording to FLAPa non-profit group that has tracked bird collision deaths and injuries in the city since
Mary Griggs Burke, who amassed the most comprehensive private collection of Japanese art outside Japan with a meticulousness, deliberation and incisive eye that befit her subject, died on Dec. She was Her cousin Eleanor Briggs confirmed the death.
Watch Talks Watch Talks. While increasing numbers of building projects are now being designed with building information modeling, very few property owners are retroactively applying BIM to their existing buildings. With a deadline set for late summer, the Medical Center is well on the way to its ultimate goal to improve its quality and speed of decision making as it relates to facility use, renovations, maintenance, wayfinding, and energy use.
Emilio Santini stands over a tool-strewn work table, spinning a glowing tube of glass in the roaring blast of an oxy-propane torch. Yellow flames erupt from the red-hot surface, reflecting eerily in the near-black lenses of his protective glasses. But instead of flinching, Santini simply peers back through the fiery display with an intense look of purpose and concentration.