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The oldest parts of downtown Manhattan were built by the new immigrants who settled into separate districts to retain their language and customs safely.
The origins of the roof of the Great Hall at Alexandra Palace go back to Owen Jones' project for a Palace of the People to be built at Muswell Hill, published in the Illustrated London News in 1860, as North London's answer to the Crystal Palace which had newly moved to Sydenham. This was not...
Introduction During the 'seventies, considerable investment was made in the erection of new office buildings in and around Paris. The modern styles were noteworthy for extensive use of glazing and of simple geometric forms which, in the opinion of many, was not in harmony with neighbouring...
Introduction By its nature infrastructure is always in decay and in need of renewal. However, within the last decade there has been an increasing perception that as a country Britain is failing to carry out the necessary renewal and that the level of decay is increasing. That more investment in...
This paper reviews the most common building defects and techniques for their diagnosis. Problem areas are listed by their location within a structure and the information is presented in tabular form for easy reference. The first paper in this series Effective diagnosis of material problems and...
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