There were established standards for efficient construction: for steel 3 1/2 stories per week; for brick walls, a story a day; and for stonework, one to two stories a week. 1929 Starret Brothers and Eken had maintained a fast pace in the erection of the Manhattan Company building at 40 Wall Street. But as Paul Starret explained in his autobiography: ” it was clear to us at once that the Empire State could never finish the building on time by any such progress. We decided to discard all these plans of operations and determined to erect the Empire State at the rate of a story a day”. In addition to the steel frame, construction materials included 62,000 cubic yards of concrete; 200,000 cubic feet of Indiana limestone and granite, which comprised most of the exterior; 10,000 square feet of Rose Famosa and Estrallante marble; 6,500 windows, whose spandrels were sandblasted to blend their color into the tone of the windows; and 300,000 square feet of Hauteville and Rocheron marble for the elevator lobbies and the corridors on the office floors The Empire State Building is an office building.
This meant layoffs for thousands of people. Starting in late 2006 early 2007, the city was getting closer to hitting its rock bottom. Detroit became the number one city in the nation ranked for foreclosures. It was said that more than 5% of households were entering the state of foreclosure. Compared to the rest of the country, Detroit had 4.8 times the number of foreclosures (2007 in Detroit was brutal, more than 113,889 homes had filed or were about to file for foreclose.
The capitol houses the Louisiana State Legislature, the governor’s office, and parts of the executive branch. At 450 feet (137 meters) tall, with 34 stories, it is the tallest capitol building in the United States, the tallest building in Baton Rouge, and seventh-tallest building in Louisiana. It is located on 27 acres, the Louisiana State Capitol building is a National Historic Landmark. The Louisiana State Capitol has been around since the 19th century, the building features sculptures depicting scenes from Louisiana and U.S. history. Engraved into the stone around the main entrance is the quotation “We have lived long but this is noblest work of our whole lives…..The United States take rank this day among the first powers of the earth, said by Robert Livingston on signing of the Louisiana Purchase in 1803.
Gregory Jackson 10/10/2014 Professor Cox HUM-201-10-F14 American monuments that reflect the influence of Roman sculpture and/or architecture Growing up in the Washington D.C Metropolitan area I have seen many different sculptures, buildings, and murals. In addition, the building that reflects the influence of a Roman sculpture the most would have to be the Washington monument, but as a child we called it the upside-down pencil. The Washington Monument is a tall, four-sided, narrow tapering monument which ends in a pyramid shape at the top. The monument was built to commend the first documented President of the United States George Washington. According to nationalparkservice.gov, “The Washington Monument towers above the city that bears his name, serving as an awe-inspiring reminder of George Washington's greatness”.
For example, there were no longer any engineers left who knew how to build or maintain aqueducts. This meant that when these structures broke they couldn’t be fixed, and so over time there was less provision for clean water. The local population used the stone from the bath houses and other structures to build their own homes as there was less emphasis on public health. The new rulers of Britain did not think it was as important as the Romans had. By 1350 there were some quite serious public health problems in towns, where the lack of fresh water and drainage was a problem which caused the water to be contaminated by other sources and was not healthy to drink.
Nathan Higley Period 3 August 21, 2012 AP European Extra Credit Brunelleschi’s Dome The thesis of the book Brunelleschi’s Dome by Ross King is that the Dome of Santa Maria del Fiore built by Filippo Brunelleschi at the time was the biggest and most magnificent dome ever built and to this day no one has built a dome quite like it. The cathedral took over a century to build, Filippo worked on it for a quarter of that time all on the dome. He came up with all new machines and architectural ideas to help achieve this grand feat. One of his ideas was building the dome without wooden centering which was unheard of at the time. The dome was so massive that no one believed he could build it without centering.
Due to his job at the shipyard Joe was granted differed status during World War I. Some would later call him a draft dodger. Starting a family In 1914, Joseph P. Kennedy married Rose Fitzgerald; the couple would eventually raise four sons, Joseph Patrick "Joe" Jr. (born in 1915), John Fitzgerald (born in 1917), Robert Francis (born in 1925) and Edward "Teddy" (born in 1932), and five daughters: Rose Marie "Rosemary" (born in 1918), Kathleen (born in 1920), Eunice (born in 1921), Patricia (born in 1924) and Jean Ann (born in 1928). To Joe his family was the most important thing in the world and his children was the center of his universe.
Their bridge are among the first large bridge built,there bridges were build with stones,and the the arch was made with the basic structure for man to make.The oldest stone bridge is in Rome ,Italy which is name Ponte Rotto(mean Broken Bridge).One of the biggest bridge ever build in Rome is called Trajan's bridges it is locate over the Danube ,the bridge was constructed by Apollodorus of Damasccs,located in Vais on la Romaine ,France in the first century. The Colosseum is probably the most famous and oldest landmark in Rome ,the Colosseum was built in the 1st century AD. , the arena could seat 45,000 people.The colosseum host the gladatorial combats, spectacles with wild animals and execution of early Christians. The colosseum went under construction in 69 AD under Emperor Vespasion ,he died before the completion of the new colosseum.His son Titus complete the colosseum in 80AD. The colosseum was built on top of an artifical lake ,that was made and created by Nero in the valley btween Rome's many hills near Donus Aurea palace.The orginal name of the colosseum was know as Flavian Anphitheatre after the family who buil the colosseum until theseven century then the colosseum was rename, because of the colossal statue of Nero that once stood there.The amphitheatre was used for mock sea battles ,animal hunts, reactment of famous battles ,and dramas base on the classical
Some doctors even said that cholera was gotten from the disgusting smell itself. People could very rarely get fresh water in this time period. There was little or no clean drinking water supply. There was a pump that came out from the Thames River but it did not filter it because the water was brown and foul tasting. A lot of the times the water was “thick and muddy” (Mcalpine 2).