Monthly Archives: December 2017

11 12, 2017

The Diamond in the crown of the University

2018-09-07T12:58:19+00:00 11 December 2017|Categories: Educational, Infrastructure|

The University of Sheffield was developed from three local institutions, the oldest being founded in 1828 and in 1905 was officially inaugurated by King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra. In the 21st century, the University implemented an ambitious strategy of growth with construction of several buildings, with emphasis on The Diamond. It is the largest university [...]

8 12, 2017

Brooklyn Bridge: weight and lightness

2018-09-07T12:59:10+00:00 8 December 2017|Categories: Educational, Infrastructure|Tags: , , |

Designed by the German-American Civil Engineer John Augustus Roebling, it was inaugurated in 1883 with the goal of connecting Manhattan to Brooklyn in New York. Six days after its inauguration, a rumor that the bridge would collapse caused tumult and fear. The businessman P. T. Barnum helped to resolve any doubts about his stability when he [...]