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A forward looking concept in bridge design

The problem is not an unfamiliar one: an interharbour bridge is to be built as part of an interchange between interstate highways in the United States – in …

New plant houses have been built ‘inside out’

The new exhibition plant house and orchid house at the Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh, are structures of unusual shape and design. The buildings have been …

‘Back-to-Back’ Cantilever Hangar

Aeroplanes get larger and larger, consequently hangars to house them must grow at a similar rate – and this inevitably means greater cost. The Lockheed …

University of York – unusual roof structure

The shape of the new Central Hall at York University is of particular interest in that it differs completely from the traditional contours of university …

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 Co. Ltd. and the …

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 into an international …

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 capsules which …

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 Thames, was one of a pair …

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 started as long ago as …

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 and stationers, …

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