Desert Breath, located in the Egyptian desert, is a land art project created by D.A.ST. Arteam to show the passage of time through its gradual erosion. The project was completed in 1997 and is still viewable today through satellite images. Learn more in the article that follows!
The most complex public works project in California history - the Bay Bridge's new eastern span - will be finally declared complete in a few weeks. The area's landmark was based on a bold design that had never been tried on that scale and will now pass under the control of state and local authorities after 16 years of construction.
According to a recent state report, California's levee system appears to be vulnerable to earthquakes or other natural disasters. Despite recent remediation efforts, about $40 billion would be required to make the aging levee network comply with current standards.
The historic single-arch bridge of Plaka in Arta county, Greece collapsed after torrential rain that hit the area in the last days. The largest single arch stone bridge in the Balkans and the third in Europe was built during the 18th century, over the waters of Arachthos River by local craftsmen and was a major historical landmark in the area.
An extended coastal protection project is about to begin in Portsmouth, UK, covering nearly 13km of the area's coastline. The project aims in reducing flood risk and erosion over a time span of 100 years, as predictions foresee a sea level rise of up to one meter within the above time frame.
Continuous movement and settlement accumulation occurring in Ritchard Dam, in Wolford Mountain Reservoir, is brought to the attention of the Colorado River District board of directors, which will now be responsible for adressing the issue. The 125ft dam, located 5 miles upstream of Kremmling, Colorado, holds back nearly 66,000 acre-feet of water and downward settlement, exceeding acceptable levels, is being recorded since 2008.
The 2022 FIFA World Cup to be held in Qatar, has brought a boom in the construction sector with $280 billion being invested in infrastructure and energy-related projects. As a result, the country has become the second most attractive market worldwide.