A new $900 million, 740-foot skyscraper is being proposed for Boston’s Financial District. If approved, the skyscraper would be the tallest building in the Financial District and the third tallest building in the city. Entrepreneur Steve Belkin is hoping to receive approval for the tower after failing to receive enough interest or funding for a 1,000-foot building at the same location in 2006. If built, the complex would include office and retail space, a 300-room hotel, and possibly condominiums on the upper floors. The tower would be one of a few skyscrapers built in the area since the 1980s.
TheCivilEngineer.org was founded in 2000, almost 15 years ago and is currenlty visited by thousands of visitors every month. Today, we are excited to launch the new website of TheCivilEngineer.org. The website has a brand new architecture and layout. It is integrated with other websites of our network of civil industry websites, such as Geoengineer.org, TheStructuralEngineer.info and CeeCareers.com to bring you the most interesting, useful and up-to-date resources in the civil engineering industry.
Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is adding five hazardous waste sites that pose risks to human health and the environment to the National Priorities List (NPL) of Superfund sites. In addition, the agency is proposing to add three additional sites to the list.
Destruction pictures like this could be avoided in the near future and casualties could be reduced or even eliminated with a new promising technology currently under development. A new project launched and coordinated by the Geological Survey of India (GSI), with the participation of terrain research experts will aim in the development of an Early Warning System (EWS) for landslides, identifying the most hazardous sites and reducing casualties.
Being along the Pacific "Ring of Fire", Costa Rica has been often hit by destructive earthquakes causing extensive damages and many casualties. The country's National Seismological Network (RSN) has been closely monitoring the seismic activity and has recently released a list with the 70 "most historic" earthquakes that rattled the country. A selection of old photos showing the destruction of some of the strongest quakes presented below!
Los Angeles city leaders and officials broke ground last Tuesday at LAX’s Terminal 1 to signify the start of a $508 million modernization project. The thirty year-old terminal is the busiest terminal at the airport as it handled 9.65 million travelers in 2013. In addition to renovating Terminal 1, LAX has also been upgrading other parts of the airport including the new $1.9 billion Tom Bradley International Airport, Terminal 6, and parts of the airfield to accommodate larger planes. The projects are expected to create 4,000 construction jobs as well as 2,000 new concession jobs at the airport.