The Brooklyn bridge is one of the most famous bridges of America, whose length is almost two kilometers long while the bridge is hanging. Is a bridge across the Strait called the East river and connects Manhattan with Brooklyn in new York. This is the first bridge in the world, in construction of which were used steel rods, as well as at the time of its completion it was the longest bridge in the world. The bridge is of granite, cement and limestone. Initially, Brooklyn bridge was called the Bridge of Brooklyn and new York, and only in 1915 he received the title, which is to this day.
The bridge is divided into three parts along, it can pedestrians walk and drive cars. Cars go by two side bands, while the pedestrian lane is in the middle and strongly raised above the surface of the bridge. Also on the middle part of the bridge can ride bikes.
The bridge is located in the National Historic landmark of the USA since 1965. Not so long ago – in 2008 – the bridge celebrated its 125th anniversary. This is one of the most popular places for ordinary and Cycling all residents of the city of new York. A lot of attention to the bridge pay Hollywood films, through which he is considered one of the unofficial symbols of the city. Continue reading
The concept of “ancient art” first appeared in the XV century in Italy, when in combat with thousands of years of Church tradition of the middle ages argued new, is permeated with faith in the beauty and value of human culture of the Renaissance.
Its creators turned to the wonderful creations of Ancient Greece and Ancient Rome. This great civilization of the ancient world they called the ancient (from the Latin word “antiquus” – “ancient”). Subsequently, the term “antique art” firmly entrenched in European culture.
Masterpieces, created by talented masters of the ancient world, for several centuries inspired poets, composers, playwrights and artists all over Europe, and today continues to give us artistic pleasure and to serve as a norm and unattainable model.
Artistic heritage of Ancient Greece and Ancient Rome – architecture, sculpture, painting, decorative-applied and jeweller art is striking in its richness and diversity. In it a clearly expressed aesthetic views, moral ideals and tastes, typical of the ancient civilization that ended the long history of the ancient world. The creators of ancient culture were the ancient Greeks called themselves Hellenes and their country Hellas. Continue reading
Construction of underground metro stations is one of the technically challenging and labour-intensive industries of modern construction with relatively high material and financial costs.
The volume and scope of work at the station is determined by the type and number of facilities included in the station complex. These facilities are designed for boarding, disembarking and transfer of passengers (station tunnels and distribution facilities, escalator tunnels with suspended cameras engine room, underground and surface halls, connective and transitional passages), the organization of movement of trains (traction-secondary substation, circulating devices and stubs) and for compliance with appropriate sanitary-hygienic conditions (ventilation shafts, tunnels, chambers and kiosks, toilets and drainage pumping chambers).
In addition to constructing tunnels and chambers for different purposes, at stations is a large amount of construction, installation and finishing works. These include the construction of the in-tunnel structures (passenger platforms, trackside devices, catwalks, stairs, office space, cable channels, foundations under escalators, etc.), installation of waterproof umbrellas and architectural design of passenger buildings, installation of escalators equipment, traction-secondary substation, ventilation and drainage installations,sanitary units, lighting. Continue reading