A Chicago developer has signed an agreement for Israel's largest-ever seismic retrofit and upgrade project to bring 24 apartment buildings in a Tel Aviv suburb in compliance with stricter earthquake building standards. The $78-million project in Bat Yam also involves adding 2.5 floors to each building. Courtesy of Copter-Fix Aerial Photography Seismically upgraded apartment building complex in a Tel Aviv suburb will include extra floors and structurally boosted elevators. Courtesy of Copter-Fix Aerial Photography Buildings are in the Syrian-African Rift where quakes have occurred; new laws in Israel have toughened building codes. Israel lies along the Syrian-African Rift, an active
The 2016 Summer Olympics boating and swimming events have put an international spotlight on what has been a long-running problem in Rio de Janeiro—untreated sewage and trash are clogging up major bays and waterways.