Tag: tower

When the lights go out in your building, I will call you saying, “Are you sleeping yet?”

8 August, 2012 (12:00) | Pittsburgh

On July 4th, 2012, Gulf Tower debuted the new light display on the top of the building.  Many people didn’t realize that the light had indicated the weather since the 1970s, and it was all controlled manually by the receptionist.  There’s a Rick Sebak documentary that highlights it well.  Along with the weather, the new […]

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Pittsburgh in LEGO bricks – a “mini” series

3 November, 2011 (12:00) | LEGO© Creations

I once set out to create a model of Pittsburgh out of bricks.  It didn’t turn out well.  Scale is a hard thing to maintain when constricted to the shapes of LEGO bricks.  So, the mini-series was born.  As I’m inspired, or as requested, I’ll set out to recreate individual buildings and landmarks.  Here’s what […]

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I would like to build something

3 September, 2010 (12:00) | Top 10

Here are the top 10 Precarious Building according to TIME.  I’m particularly fascinated with the Sutyagin House, Archangel, Russia, because when I look at all these buildings, I think about how they were built and how they got the materials to where they ended up. Modern structures are easy to fabricate when you have a […]

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