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40 Years Ago: The world’s tallest residential-office building begins to climb

Taken from Building with Steel, 1968 The John Hancock Centre in Chicago has to climb to a height of 1,107ft above ground level before it is complete and …

40 Years Ago: Relieving traffic congestion – re-erectable flyover at Bristol

Taken from Building with Steel, 1968 Bristol Corporation’s re-erectable flyover was opened to traffic in September 1967. It has been erected in the first …

40 Years Ago in BUILDING WITH STEEL

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 …

40 Years Ago: A panorama of steel

Taken from Building with Steel, 1968 One dictionary definition of panorama is ‘continuous passing scene’ and this pretty well sums up structural steelwork …

40 Years Ago: ‘Back-to-back’ Cantilever Hangar

Taken from Building with Steel, 1968 Aeroplanes get larger and larger, consequently hangars to house them must grow at a similar rate – and this inevitably …

40 Years Ago: Steel trusses eliminate the Death Watch Beetle

Taken from Building with Steel, 1968 (From a report by Lord Holford, FRIBA, MTPI) King Henry VI was the founder of Eton Col- lege Chapel, which was built, as …

40 Year Ago: America’s largest cable suspension roof (Madison Square Gardens, New York City)

Taken from Building with Steel 1968 This huge circular structure is of outstanding interest because of the number of ‘largest ever’ features to be found in …

40 Years Ago: Attractive new bridge at Windsor

Taken from Building with Steel, 1967 Victoria bridge, which carries the Datchet-Windsor road over the River Thames, was one of a pair constructed about 1851 by …

40 Years Ago: A tower full of baths

Taken from Building with Steel, 1967 Six large Victorian houses at Lancaster Gate, London, are being converted into an international student’s hostel. With …

40 Years Ago: 1,000,000 tons of steel in America’s spaceport

Taken from Building with Steel, 1967 The rapid pace of technological development during the past few years is most apparent in space exploration. The tiny bell …

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