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Oregon DOT: OR 224 and Tong Road Landslide Repairs

Posted by Infra on Wednesday, April 19th, 2017
Oregon DOT: OR 224 and Tong Road Landslide Repairs

After multiple slides closed OR 224 in late February. Contractors got to work to stabilize the slope using various techniques. Crews are working six days a week and OR 224 should open in late April.

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New York City: Multimodal Symphony

Posted by Infra on Thursday, April 13th, 2017
New York City: Multimodal Symphony

24 hours of transit in New York City. Made with Processing and Unfolding Maps.

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Detroit, MI: Get Ready for the QLINE!

Posted by Infra on Tuesday, April 11th, 2017
Detroit, MI: Get Ready for the QLINE!

Local Detroiters may have seen test runs of the city’s new QLINE tram running its 6.6-mile loop between Downtown and Midtown in past weeks, and the city is finally getting ready to let the public climb aboard. Running along Woodward Avenue between Downtown and Midtown, this modern tram line will connect two of Detroit’s most vibrant shopping, dining and nightlife districts. The grand opening is scheduling for Friday, May 12.

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Seattle, WA: Bertha Breaks Through

Posted by Infra on Friday, April 7th, 2017
Seattle, WA: Bertha Breaks Through

The SR 99 tunneling machine, Bertha, breaks through to daylight on April 4, 2017 near Seattle’s iconic Space Needle after tunneling 1.7 miles underneath downtown Seattle. See what one of the world’s largest tunneling machines looks like up close as only a drone can show.

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STREETFILMS— Sneckdown Legitimized: Real World Applications from NYC Streets

Posted by Infra on Wednesday, April 5th, 2017
STREETFILMS— Sneckdown Legitimized: Real World Applications from NYC Streets

Every time I post a new video on the sneckdown phenomenon, I get all sorts of comments, emails and tweets on social media that it will never work. That you can’t justify the idea. That I should “stop hating on cars”. That no matter how well done, the video showing sneckdowns 10 feet from the curb that have been there for weeks (that drivers are successful navigating) that they couldn’t work. That we still need all the asphalt for video and that pedestrians are second class citizens.

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Washington, DC: Making Way for Reagan International Airport’s Transformation

Posted by Infra on Monday, March 27th, 2017
Washington, DC: Making Way for Reagan International Airport’s Transformation

Look back in time at the evolution of Reagan National and the varied uses for the land where the new commuter concourse will emerge. From a World War II hangar to interim commercial gates to the Airports Authority corporate headquarters, see how the airport has evolved to meet the needs of our passengers and the region.

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Hip Hop Architecture Camp Soundtrack

Posted by Infra on Friday, March 24th, 2017
Hip Hop Architecture Camp Soundtrack

The Hip Hop Architecture Camp was created by The Hip Hop Architect and is an initiative of The Urban Arts Collective with the mission is to introduce traditionally marginalized or underrepresented youth to architecture, urban planning and economic development through the lens of Hip Hop culture. The initiative allows students and community members to engage in re-mixing the visions for their communities and neighborhoods in ways that are culturally relevant, sustaining, and responsive during an intensive one week camp. The one week camps are structure for four different learning levels; grades 4-6, middle school, high school and college.

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Fall River, MA: 2017 ACEC Massachusetts Grand Conceptor Award Winner

Posted by Infra on Monday, March 20th, 2017
Fall River, MA: 2017 ACEC Massachusetts Grand Conceptor Award Winner

Welcoming significant enhancements to pedestrian and bike accommodations and improved local and regional vehicular connections—the MassDOT Route 79 and I-195 Interchange Project undertaken by the Barletta Heavy/O&G Joint Venture and VHB has broken down barriers between downtown communities and their waterfront resources in Fall River, MA.

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Making the Grade: Energy

Posted by Infra on Friday, March 17th, 2017
Making the Grade: Energy

In the ASCE 2017 Infrastructure Report Card, energy received a grade of D+. Most electric transmission and distribution lines were constructed in the 1950s and 1960s with a 50-year life expectancy, and the lower 48 states’ power grid is at full capacity. Without greater attention to aging equipment, as well as addressing storm and climate impacts, Americans will likely experience longer and more frequent power interruptions – already reportedly in excess of 3,500 per year. What can you do to help? Watch the video and visit https://www.infrastructurereportcard.org/.

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Making the Grade: Dams and Levees

Posted by Infra on Thursday, March 16th, 2017
Making the Grade: Dams and Levees

Dams and levees play integral roles in communities. Dams create reservoirs for our water supply, protect us from floods, and provide renewable energy, while levees reduce the risk from devastating flooding events. ASCE’s 2017 Infrastructure Report Card graded dams a D and levees a D. Find out what can be done at https://www.infrastructurereportcard.org/.

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