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Monday, 17 December 2018 00:00

High wooden buildings approved in Washington

Washington has become the first state to allow the construction of high (up to 18 stories) wooden buildings.

According to officials, Hawaii Supreme Court approved the construction of the $1.4 billion Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) International Observatory.

An explosion provoked the roof collapse of Calumet Water Reclamation Plant, located on the south side of Chicago.

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  • Date occured Thursday, 30 August 2018

Huge cracks spreading in the building's basement force its residents to sell their high-priced apartments at a loss

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Tuesday, 03 November 2015 17:21

Video: Building Collapse in Manhattan

A man killed and another one is missing in Manhattan, when part of a building collapsed.

Wednesday, 14 October 2015 15:49

A bridge full of flowers!

The "Bridge of Flowers" is located in the village of Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts, USA. Its length is about 200 meters and passes over the river Deerfield.

Friday, 24 July 2015 11:17

The Collapse of Silver Bridge

The Silver Bridge was an eyebar suspension bridge which was built in 1928 and took its name for the color of aluminum paint. The bridge linked Point Pleasant (West Virginia) to Gallipoli (Ohio) and passed over the Ohio River.

Wednesday, 22 July 2015 12:01

Historical Building Of Kodak Demolished

The building 53 at the Industrial Park of New York collapsed, putting an end to an entire era of analogue photography that gave way to the digital era.

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  • Date occured Wednesday, 22 July 2015
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The owner of Rhode Island’s tallest building renewed his effort on Monday to gain support for a public private partnership that would convert the vacant office building into apartments. 111 Westminster Street, formerly the Bank of America Building and commonly referred to as the Superman Building, has been empty since Bank of America removed the last of its employees from the building on April 7, 2013. High Rock Development bought the building for $33.2 million in 2008, and they invested an additional $6 million into the building. This investment quickly began to lose money due to the real estate market meltdown, and the company had to write off $24 million of its own investment.

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  • Date occured Monday, 10 February 2014