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Design of two buildings with suspended structures

Design of two buildings with suspended structures

The structures described in this article are two office tower blocks currently under construction (1967) for the Commercial Union Assurance..

January 3, 2018
A tower full of baths

A tower full of baths

Reprinted from Building with Steel Volume 4 No. 8 November 1967 Six large Victorian houses at Lancaster Gate, London, are being converted..

November 5, 2017
1,000,000 tons of steel in America’s spaceport

1,000,000 tons of steel in America’s spaceport

The rapid pace of technological development during the past few years is most apparent in space exploration. The tiny bell-shaped Mercury..

October 11, 2017
Attractive new bridge at Windsor

Attractive new bridge at Windsor

Reprinted from BUILDING WITH STEEL Volume 4 No. 7 August 1967 Victoria bridge, which carries the Datchet-Windsor road over the River..

July 13, 2017
Steelwork for the cathedral of Maria Assumpta, Nigeria

Steelwork for the cathedral of Maria Assumpta, Nigeria

The history of the building of the cathedral of Maria Assumpta is typical of that so often met with in religious ventures. Construction..

June 15, 2017
Twelve columns support roof over 250,000 sq ft area

Twelve columns support roof over 250,000 sq ft area

Because their premises near Lambeth Bridge, London, were inadequate for their needs, W. H. Smith & Sons Ltd, the well-known booksellers..

May 10, 2017
The largest telescope in Europe

The largest telescope in Europe

The Isaac Newton astronomical telescope at the Royal Greenwich Observatory, Herstmonceaux Castle, Sussex, is the largest in Europe. The..

April 6, 2017
Wholesale and retail markets use steelwork

Wholesale and retail markets use steelwork

The City of Leeds has long recognised the need for modern facilities to handle the collection and wholesale distribution of fish, fruit and..

March 9, 2017
Billingham Forum

Billingham Forum

The Forum at Billingham, Co. Durham, groups together in a single structure facilities for a whole series of sports and entertainments and..

February 9, 2017
Britain’s first commercial monorail

Britain’s first commercial monorail

It is well recognised that one solution to easing transport problems in Britain’s densely populated towns and cities lies in the overhead..

January 3, 2017