January 6, 2013

Montreal’s namesake is the hill situated just west of the old quarter of the city. However, the history of the city was probably most significantly influenced by the Lachine Canal. Today, both...
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September 24, 2012

Chicago is known worldwide for its streets. The collective ambiance and activity make the city streets destinations unto themselves – the flagship shops on Michigan Avenue, the historic theaters...
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August 20, 2012

The Colosseum at Night My company holds an annual photo contest. Interesting photos meeting a different theme are solicited from the staff...
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August 8, 2012

Philip Johnson's Roofless Church Sanctuary New Harmony, Indiana is a small town with a rich history and exceptional architectural interest....
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July 31, 2012

This summer vacation I traveled to South Florida. The timing was certainly out of season. However, given the heat wave striking the Midwest, I joked that I was going south to escape the heat. In...
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July 8, 2012

I recently received a promotion that entitles me to a company smart phone. My reaction to the phone isn't what you might expect. A colleague put it best, asking, "have they given you the tether yet?"...
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July 4, 2012

Over the 4th of July weekend, we took a short vacation to Michigan City, Indiana. The main attraction was that it's about halfway between Chicago and my parents' home  in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The...
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June 27, 2012

This spring we took a short vacation to Quebec City, Canada. Vieux Québec...
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June 9, 2012

Last September contributing author Rafael Gomes de Oliveira described how attending the ASCE/SEI Structures Congress launched his career in structural engineering. After living and working in Chicago...
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May 26, 2012

A while ago we happened upon an old drive-in theater in a small town in Illinois. I had never been to a drive-in...
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