PHOTO BY JOE DUNN, COURTESY OF AUDUBON BRIDGE CONSTRUCTORS
Civil Engineering News •
An 86,000 m² mixed-use development
planned for Shanghai will feature
a slender, curving form in plan
inspired by Chinese calligraphy.
A design/build/operate contract will
enable a wastewater treatment facility
serving four cities in two states to
upgrade operations in advance of
regulations on limiting nutrients.
Rather than rebuild a crowded crossing
in Vermont, engineers chose to widen the
main truss in a way that would not
detract from the structure’s character.
A BODY AT REST
After a 100 mi long trip on specially
designed equipment, the boulderlike
installation Levitated Mass is finally
resting on its precarious perch at the
Los Angeles County Museum of Art.
(View a video of the move in our digital
edition, at www.asce.org/cemagazine.)
A nanotechnology center on the
campus of the University of
Pennsylvania combines the precision
of a laboratory with architecture that
reaches out to the wider world.
ENTER THE DRAGONS
The Dancing Dragons twin skyscrapers,
under development in Seoul, South
Korea, feature “minitowers” that
cantilever from the main structures and
sleek facades that hide cooling air vents.
An old tunnel being reused for a modern
rail project in London first had to
be carefully searched for unexploded
bombs left over from World War II.
SEPTEMBER 2012 Civil Engineering