GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE A Specification of the Bridge: In 1994, the Golden Gate Bridge was declared one of the 7 wonders of the modern world, today it is still one of the most famous structures in the world. Construction began in 1933 some people worried it would cost too much, other people worried it wouldn’t be safe but by hiring clever engineers and designers with the use of advanced technology nothing is impossible, according to Kevin Starr (2010) "The Golden Gate Bridge ... offers enduring proof that human beings can alter the planet with reverence" . In 1937, it was completed it only took four years to build it and it became the longest bridge and the tallest bridge in the world. The figure shows a general view of Golden Gate Bridge at night. Wikimedia Commons. (2008). Retrieved from https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Golden_Gate_Bridge_bei_Nacht.JPG Golden Gate Bridge is a massive suspension bridge that is almost a mile long, it located on the west coast of the US in the state of California, its right at the edge of California by the Pacific Ocean a strait called Golden Gate, which separate San Francisco from Marin country. This figure shows the location of Golden Gate Bridge on the map. A modern mother. (2017). Retrieved from http://amodernmother.com/2017/02/tips-walking-golden-gate-bridge.html Why They Built It: The purpose of building the Golden Gate Bridge is to connect San Francisco to Marin country because the golden gate strait was causing a lot issues
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They could also build masonry towers to support the bridge across far distances. If they just needed to cross a stream they could lay a stone path. They could also repair the bridges which was crucial because people used them every
The Gateway Arch The Gateway Arch, also known as the St. Louis Arch, is an internationally famous technological marvel. It is located in St. Louis, Missouri. The arch was constructed in St. Louis because of its role in the westward expansion in the nineteenth century. The reason they chose the arch shape was because how stable and secure it was.
Ruby Bridges was born on September 8,1954 in Tylertown , Mississippi when Ruby was 4 years old her and parents Abon and Lucille Bridges, moved to New Orleans for a better lifestyles in a big city. Her father had a job as a gas station Attendant her mother had night jobs to support their growing family. Ruby soon had Two younger brothers and a younger sister. It just happened to be that Ruby was born the same year as Brown v. Board of Education. When she was is kindergarten
In the novel Bless Me, Ultima by Rudolfo Anaya, the bridge is a structure that connects the town and Antonio’s home, this symbolizes a connection between the two worlds of danger and safety. The bridge is described as a connection or link to the town and Anaya shows this when he writes, “I took confidence from its song, and wiping my tears from my eyes I raced towards the bridge, the link to the town” (Anaya 59). This quote shows us how the bridge is the structure connecting his home to the town. The town is an unfamiliar place for Antonio, the difference in the town is dangerous for Antonio and the familiarness of his home gives safety. The bridge is not just a literal bridge, but a passageway between to the worlds of safety and danger.
Ruby Bridges was the first African American student to appear at an all white school in the South at the age of six. Ruby paved the way for all black kids to integrate with white kids. Bridges grew up in a small town called Tylertown, Mississippi, and at the age of four her family moved to New Orleans. She had three younger siblings whom meant the world to her. Life for Ruby was not always exceptional, but for her family she made it acceptable.
At just six years old, Ruby Bridges was soon to play a significant role in American history. Breaking through the racist segregation of school children, and becoming the first child of color to attend an all-white elementary school in the American South. Bridges' was born on the 8th of September, 1954, in the poverty ridden town of Tylertown, Mississippi. Ironically this was the year that the US Supreme Courts 'Brown v. the Board of Education' decided to make an attempt at ending racial segregation in public schools across the country. At four years old, Ruby and her parents moved to New Orleans, Louisiana in search of a better life.
“Kids know Nothing about racism. They’re taught that by adults,” say’s Ruby Bridges. Ruby’s life at home, how her education impacted her family, how her education helped, the stress she was going through and how she fixed it, and her life after school. Ruby Bridges discrimination in going to school changed how people looked at kids and especially black kids at school. In fact her home life wasn’t bad.
At the time one in four bridges built would fail and no one had ever attempted to build a bridge this large before, but Carnegie took on the challenge. Carnegie knew that there could be no rewards without risks and he put together a team of men to design the bridge. It would be called the Eads Bridge. (Source 8) Many concepts were scrapped and the design team soon realised that Iron was not strong enough to withstand the currents of the river. (Source 3) Carnegie knew that he would have to find something stronger than iron.
Have you ever wondered why New York City is one of the most protected cities in the world? On September 11, 2001 there were four terrible attacks in the United States of America. There were attacks on both of the Twin Towers in New York City, one on the Pentagon in Washington DC, and one was headed for the either the Capitol building or the White house in Washington DC but was taken down in a field in Pennsylvania. The plane that was taken down was crashed into a field because two brave men knocked out the pilots and put the plane down in a safe location without many people. Over 3,000 people were killed in the attacks.
Nowadays, when traditional urban Chinatowns in Manhattan, San Francisco, Boston and Philadelphia are fading due to gentrification and changing cultural landscapes, Chicago 's Chinatown is growing larger — becoming what experts say could be a model for Chinatown survival in the U.S. Between 2000 and 2010, Chicago Chinatown 's population increased 24 percent and its Asian population increased 30 percent. Asians make up nearly 90 percent of the neighborhood 's population, according to 2000 and 2010 Census of the U.S. Census Bureau. Experts also say that of all the foreign-born Asians living in Chicago 's Chinatown, nearly 10 percent arrived in the last three years — a stark contrast to New York and San Francisco, where immigrants no longer fuel
This resulted in them working two or three jobs at a time to get extra money. In her childhood she had a very close relationship with her mother, Lucille Bridges; she even refers to her mother as the “unsung hero”, because of her mother’s influence on her life (Bridges 4). Her mother taught her the value of hard work and supported Bridges through her tough life she had to
Imagine that you are walking when suddenly you come across a twenty-foot wall in the middle of your path. It is made of steel and concrete with security cameras perched along the top. You look at it and realize that there is not a way for you to cross this wall, so you turn around and head back in the direction that you came, back to the job and the life you know. On the other side of the wall a similar person approaches, but then turns away and goes back to their life. Neither one of you comes into contact with the other but you go back to the life you know, not interrupting or endangering the other’s life.
Why was the Panama Canal built? There were several reasons why the Canal was decided to be built the first reason was because the people building it wanted to improve the world, but many people just wanted to make travel easier. For example, you could cut the time in half from getting ocean to ocean. That is why it was built. When building the canal there were many struggles.
It became a symbol of American Pride, was known to be the 8th wonder of the world (K. Burns, 2002). With it came a negative image as well. Some saw it as a negative monument for those who opposed it, based on the lives lost yet for the immigrants who needed an income the bridge was a work opportunity even though the pay and work was not desirable. Yet at the same time the courage and persistence of the American people to strive to complete a dangerous project. For the emerging economy in the area, the bridge was an investment into linking two important cities (D. McCullough, 2016).
Key Facts The most popular tower and skyscraper in the world in this period is Burj Khalifa. Burj Khalifa was built in Dubai (UAE) started in 2004 and completed in 2010 (Burj Khalifa, 2015). Burj Khalifa is the tallest tower in the world and standing 829.8m from sea level (Burj Khalifa, 2015). In addition it has highest number of floors which is 163, and the total