Modernist Jewel in the Heart of Huntington Beach

August 28, 2020  •  Leave a Comment
The Huntington Beach library system has been around since 1909. Various buildings and locations around the city served the purpose as the community grew during the first half of the 20th century. The idea of building a new and larger library was approved in the late 1960s. The architectural firm of Richard and Dion Neutra was selected for the proje...
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Stone Arch Bridge

August 22, 2020  •  Leave a Comment
Completed in 1883 as a railway bridge for the Great Northern Railway, Stone Arch Bridge crosses the Mississippi River at St. Anthony Falls and connects the Mill City area of downtown Minneapolis on the west bank of the river to the east bank and easy access to the University of Minnesota. It's a very pleasant walk on a nice day. This view is lookin...
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St. Louis's Famous Catenary Curve

August 21, 2020  •  Leave a Comment
From Wikipedia: In physics and geometry a catenary (US: /ˈkætənɛri/, UK: /kəˈtiːnəri/) is the curve that an idealized hanging chain or cable assumes under its own weight when supported only at its ends. Well, this doesn't exactly describe the Gateway Arch but it's close enough for this blog. The Gateway Arch in St. Louis, Missouri was designed in...
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The Yaquina Bay Bridge

August 19, 2020  •  1 Comment
This is the Yaquina Bay Bridge in Newport, Oregon. Designed by Conde McCullough, it was completed in 1936. McCullough designed many bridges, including 11 major bridges on the US Highway 101 in Oregon, of which this is one. The concrete finials on the main piers speak to McCullough's design philosophy of striving for beauty as well as economy and ef...
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Wings Over Lake Michigan

August 06, 2020  •  Leave a Comment
This is the Burke Brise Soleil at the Milwaukee Art Museum. From Wikipedia: A brise soleil " is an architectural feature of a building that reduces heat gain within that building by deflecting sunlight. " You're looking at an elaborate sunshade! The Burke Brise Soleil, and the building it shades, the Quadracci Pavilion, were designed by the cele...
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