The image of the world and the Gothic temple
Medieval builders had solved a very complicated time for their task. Thanks to the invention of the Lancet, the pointed form of arch, they managed to erect a building of…

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Theatre Of Greece
Theatre of Greece was closely associated with the life of the policy, being in fact the second national Assembly, where they discussed the most pressing issues. Greek theatre originally arose…

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Mysteries of Easter island
Oblong stones set vertically. From here 2935 pieces. They stretched in 12 rows with a length of four kilometers. Some of them remained undeciphered until now inscriptions. These megaliths by…

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The technology of construction of underground stations
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…

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Drainage, drainage system

Advanced drainage systems for waterproofing of buildings and structures

Drainage systems are an essential part of any waterproofing, it solves the problem of relieving hydrostatic pressure from the waterproofing of building envelopes and particularly critical components. Selection of quality drainage extends the life of waterproofing material. The article considers the main types of drainage systems, their features and specifications.

Drainage and waterproofing various structural parts are the most relevant in construction practice. In the system of hydronamic need structures of various types: underground (tunnels, foundations, multi-level underground car Park), embedded (objects, warehouses, reservoirs and containers of various purpose, etc.) and accessible roof. Also it can be industrial buildings, civil engineering projects, hydraulic structures and ordinary cottages.

Excessive moisture and direct contact of the structures with moisture leads to the destruction and corrosion, which ultimately could lead to the destruction of the whole structure. Continue reading

The history of the Brooklyn bridge is one of the greatest buildings of America.

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

Greece architecture

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

The mysterious dolmens
Dolmens are structures built of large stone blocks. Historically such places were considered magical, but rather places of worship. They are of great interest to archaeologists, historians, modern pilgrims and…

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Types of megalithic structures
Megaliths in Greek language means "big stone" and are stone structures relating to the prehistoric period. These structures were erected without any connecting mortar (cement or lime), and just evolved.…

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The technology of construction of underground stations
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…

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One of the most mysterious places in Italy
The most mysterious and enigmatic place on the territory of Italy is considered to be the Abbey called "Santa Maria di Lucedio", which for many years has managed to become…

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The largest underground city in the world.
Area with a landscape similar to the moon, where is found the largest underground city in Turkey is located in the valley of Goreme in Cappadocia. Cappadocia is known for…

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