A team led by Parsons Brinckerhoff and HOK bested four other high-profile groups to design a $180-million regional intermodal transportation center in Anaheim, Calif. The project is the first of what could be a three-phased effort for expanded regional rail service and a possible high-speed line to Las Vegas. The Anaheim City Council selected the team on May 26 for the $24.3-million design contract over teams led by RMJM, linked with Gehry Partners and AECOM; Parsons Corp. and Skidmore, Owings and Merrill; Pelli Clarke Pelli Architect and AAI Architects Inc.; and Foster + Partners and Gruen Associates. Anaheim Public Works
Arch dams, classically curved monoliths situated in narrow valleys, are not as common as other types of dams, such as embankment dams and gravity dams. ENR takes a look at some of the biggest arch dams in the world, both completed and under construction.