The Dept. of Transportation issued a bid solicitation last month for additional repair work on the Brooklyn Bridge with no connection to the current major rehabilitation project.The $600 million dollar construction project currently underway is the first major repair to the bridge since 1958. After being delayed for decades due to the high cost, the bridge earned a “poor” condition rating by the state in 2007, and renovations began in 2010.The project has faced several obstacles since breaking ground. Earlier this year, completion was pushed back once again following the discovery of 3,000 structural “flags”
After opposing former Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s proposed plan to fill open space owned by the New York City Housing Authority with mostly market rate housing, Mayor Bill de Blasio has revealed his own plan to help agency with its financial struggles.
Courtesy of Stephen Chernin, Associated Press After the longest civil trial in Manhattan Supreme Court history, a jury found James Lomma liable for the 2008 crane collapse that killed Donald Leo, 30, and Ramadan Kurtaj, 27—ordering the crane magnate to pay the families of the victims a total of $96 million.
Courtesy of SURE HOUSE The students at Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, N.J., have completed work on the SURE HOUSE, an energy efficient house that’s been built to better withstand storms with the force of Hurricane Sandy.
Photos courtesy of Hueneme High School Academy of Engineering and Design Students at California engineering high school came up with unique designs and names for their carefully researched roller coaster models. Seniors at the Hueneme High School Academy of Engineering and Design in Oxnard, Calif., got a chance to test their real-world engineering smarts in a project recently finished to research and build scale models of roller coasters. The project was a contest conceived by a collaboration of the school’s English, Physics and Design departments. The 35 students, who were separated into ten teams, researched the specifications, designed sketches of the
Photo Courtesy Hartford Public High School Academy of Engineering and Green Technology Connecticut academy students designed Nepal school's first electricity system. Related Links: Hartford, Conn., Public High School Academy of Engineering and Green Technology An elementary school in Saldang, Nepal, has electricity for the first time ever, thanks to Hartford Public High School's Academy of Engineering and Green Technology. A group of students designed a solar-powered wind turbine, which was then transported 11,000 miles from Connecticut to the remote Himalayan village to provide the school with heated classrooms and energy to power laptops.Located at an altitude of nearly 13,000 ft,