Showing posts with label infrastructure. Show all posts
Showing posts with label infrastructure. Show all posts

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Traffic Lights

(via reddit)

Saturday, September 06, 2014

Barn Raising Time Lapse

Scott Miller shot this time-lapse video of an Amish barn-raising on May 13th. The video covers ten hours of work, during which 1600 images were shot. That’s a really big barn. Makes you wonder why building the second story on my house took nine months. (via the Presurfer)

Wednesday, May 07, 2014

The Pissing Tanker

We are aware that there is a definite lack of public facilities in Indian cities. Even where there are public toilets, many men are in the habit of peeing any old place. The Clean Indian is a new campaign that fights fire with fire, so to speak. A water truck patrols the streets of Mumbai, using a water cannon to spray men caught in the act. A punishment? No, they are just cleaning up the wall… (via Arbroath)

Monday, September 30, 2013

Russian Pontoon Bridge

Have you ever driven over a floating bridge? They move, which is frightening enough, but here in America, they usually stay above the water. The good part of this video is from 1:20 to about 2:00 if you don't want to watch the whole thing. You may come away with a renewed respect for the inspections, restrictions, and regulations we have to put up with. (via Daily Picks and Flicks)

Friday, September 13, 2013

One World Trade Center Time-Lapse

Psst! Wanna watch the new World Trade Center being built in two minutes?

One World Trade Center, or the Freedom Tower, stands at a symbolic 1,776 feet and is the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere. Over the course of nine years it went from groundwork construction from the final touches, and Earthcam captured it all.

The webcam company recorded the nine-year construction progress of One World Trade Center using hundreds of thousands of high-definition images. From October 2004 to September 2013, the company caught nearly every major moment including the installation of the spire back in May.

(via The Daily Dot)

Thursday, June 06, 2013

Pile Hammer in New Orleans

If you've got a talent, take any opportunity to share it! (via Kermit Ruffins)

Friday, May 10, 2013

Rhythmic Pile Driver

Now that's the fun way to put a pillar in the ground! This happened in Thailand. (via reddit)

Tuesday, May 07, 2013

In Mother Russia, Excavator Drives You!

A flood in Siberia has turned a road into a river. How do you get workers across to the other side -call a boat? Build a bridge? Wait for the water to go down? No need for any of that, when you've got heavy equipment handy. (via Daily Picks and Flicks)

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

8 Underground Rivers

Rivers run underground all over the world. These occur naturally in cave systems, and have been known since antiquity. But this is about subterranean rivers that were once open to the sunlight and were buried by human hands (or heavy machinery). This happens when cities are built overtop, when wetlands are drained, and when existing waterways are consolidated and hidden to give people and their infrastructures more room to grow or move. In some of those places, people don't even realize there's a river running underneath their homes. Read about some of these rivers in an article I wrote for mental_floss.

Photograph by Flickr user CG94 photos.