“Climb the mountain so you can see the world, not so the world can see you.”
[Via Building Big] Over the span of two decades the CitiCorp Building in Manhattan had secret repairs made to its structure. Without them the skyscraper may have toppled.
Lecturing at The Skyscraper Museum in 2009, Dennis Poon, structural engineer of the Shanghai Tower, gave an informative and humorous explanation of how his team met the challenges of engineering China’s tallest building. Also featured in the 100-minute presentation were Jun Xia, project architect, and Douglas Mass, MEP engineer. [Via the Skyscraper Museum]
Vadim Makhorov and Vitaliy Raskalov, daredevils who recently attracted a good deal of attention for climbing the great pyramid of Giza, have just posted a video in which they scale the entirety of the Shanghai tower, including the 60 foot crane atop the structure. It’s unlikely that Dennis Poon, the lead structural engineer on the Read the full article…
The folks at idsgn have put together a short history of Helvetica Man, including links to the complete set of AIGA symbol signs commonly used in wayfinding.
Montage of different parking lot wayfinding signage via The Awl
Via GuitarGeek: A detailed diagram of a pedal rig used by Kevin Shields, guitarist for My Bloody Valentine, circa 1991. A great illustration of the “daisy chain” of pedals that most guitar players use:
A loop of one of the most famous and imitated and sampled drum intros of all time. Behold John Bonham! . . .