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Structures Resources on the Web

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Nova Online: SuperBridge
How would you span a freeway? A canyon? A river? Or an ocean waterway? Learn about the four major types of bridges and then test your knowledge by matching the right bridge to the right location.

Cable Supported Structures
This site is the result of my interest in cable supported structures, especially cable-stayed bridges. The purpose of this site is to provide a comprehensive list of web sites containing information about cable supported structures and other related subjects.

The Bridges of Portland, Oregon
The purpose of this page is to point out the unique river bridges in Portland, Oregon. Many of Portland's bridges were built in the first decades of the twentieth century, and they are not only of historic value but a few of them are also very beautiful.

Other Bridge Sites on the Web

A Guide to Old Covered Bridges of Southeastern Pennsylvania
Covered bridges symbolize small-town America. Something from the nineteenth century, a little archaic and strange to nineteen-nineties eyes, picturesque and sentimental, "kissing bridges" recall a time when life was simpler and closer to the land—if only in our dreams.

The Geometry of Bridge Construction
The four kinds of bridges and some combinations.


The High-Rise Pages
The High-Rise Pages is an online high-rise archive containing all sorts of information, links and pictures of the tallest buildings, skyscrapers, tv-towers, bridges, churches, monuments and other tall structures from all over the world.

The Skyscraper Page
Skyscraper diagrams and discussions

New York Skyscrapers
This is a study of New York City's most striking architectural entities, its high-rise buildings—or "skyscrapers"—which have given the city much of its nature and prestige and have in fact largely formed the impression of this city in people's minds.

Tall Office Buildings
"The tall office building was made possible by three advances in the building trade."

Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitats
The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat studies and reports on all aspects of the planning, design, and construction of tall buildings. Also of a major concern is the role and impact of tall buildings on the urban environment.

Great Building Collection
Victory City: The City of the Future

Great Structures of the World
Welcome to a virtual gallery of some of the world's greatest structures!

Great Towers
The construction of a tower is one of mankind's oldest dreams. For earlier civilizations, a tower made it possible to see the approaching enemy and protect oneself. The Tower of Babel emerged as a catalyst with regards to the shape and symbolism of the first towers as well as today's skyscrapers.

New York Underground
New Yorkers go about unaware of what is happening just beneath their feet: Power pulses, information flies, and steam flows. The city's infrastructure starts just below street level, but it doesn't stop there.

Get your feet wet investigating dams! Contemplate why—and How—people build dams, and explore the good and bad impacts a dam may have on a community. And find questions to probe further.

USSD: United States Society on Dams
USSD is a nation-wide professional organization dedicated to advancing the technology of dam engineering, construction, operation, maintenance and dam safety; to fostering socially and environmentally responsible water resources projects; and to promoting awareness of the role of dams in the beneficial and sustainable development of the nation's water resources.

ATLSS Engineering Research Center
As a center devoted exclusively to the construction and large-structure industries, the role of ATLSS is to conduct research and educate students on technology issues affecting these industries in design, fabrication, construction, inspection, and protection.

Small Structures

British Castles, Stately Homes, and Houses

Native Pre-Contact Housing
This site provides information about housing types in the pre-contact eras. The ranges of types were hypothesized by anthros based on archaeological sites, ethnographic data (both visual observations of housing and explanations by Native people).

Earth Building Foundation Inc.-Earthbuilding Education
Accurate technical information on earthen building (adobe and rammed earth) is needed to show how this material really works.

Yurt Quest: In search of Ger
The ultimate goal of this quest is to provide the net with a complete set of step by step instructions on how to build a yurt.

CalEarth: California Institute of Earth Art and Architecture
Earth Art and Ceramic Architecture technologies. CalEarth is dedicated to research and educating the public on environmentally oriented arts and architecture.

Structures in School

Playground Physics
"... use the experience children have on the playground and relate that experience to basic physics concepts."


Challenge of Materials
A gallery and website all about materials.

The World of Materials
Most metals are strong, ductile, and malleable, and, in general, of high density. Metals are the primary structural materials of technology, and include the great range of iron-based alloys (e.g. cast iron, plain carbon steels, alloy steels).

Wood Products Catalogue
Presented by the Canadian Wood Council.

General Architecture Sites

Historical Architecture Site

AIA Online
American Institute of Architects

A Digital Archive of American Architecture
17th Century to the present.

Architecture Websites
Meta site for architecture.

Art Resources

A. Pintura: Art Detective
A. Pintura: Art Detective is an online game about art history and art composition. In the game, you play a 1940's noir detective with a degree in art history. A distraught woman asks you to identify the artist who made a painting she found in her grandfather's attic. To do so, you must examine paintings by famous artists from Gauguin to Van Gogh. Each example highlights an art concept such as composition, style or subject. The story concludes with an appropriate noirish twist, as the woman's true identity and motives become apparent.

Inside Art
Inside Art is an online game which explores a painting from the inside out. During an art museum tour, you're sucked into a vortex and find yourself inside a mystery painting. Your only hope of escape is to answer the questions "Who?/What?/Where?/How?" A fish named Trish is your guide in this exploration of Van Gogh's Bank of the Oise at Auvers in its artistic and historical context.

Eyes on Art
Making educational use of art resources on the web.

Art Capades
Eyes on Art for younger students.

The Art Room
Hello and welcome to the @rt room! Its mission is to provide a virtual learning environment for exploring the world of art. While the @rt room has been designed with kids in mind (ages 8 and up), teachers may find the activities and information presented useful in their curriculum planning.

Web Museum
Online gallery of many paintings.

Arts Education Online
Within this site, visitors will find a wealth of ideas, information, and examples relating to the arts and to arts education, as well as opportunities to ask questions and to engage in discussions on a wide variety of arts topics

Online arts education resources.

Linking arts and education through technology from the Kennedy Center.

Curriculum Ideas for Art

The Internet Art Database
The Internet Art Database currently contains art from over 1,500 web sites. Contributors include galleries, dealers, artists, and individual collectors.

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