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By Jeff Wing
September 14, 2016
Buildings that stir controversy are the exception rather than the rule, but the comparative permanence of a huge building can make an uneasy public even hotter under the collar when an architectural statement festers. On the other hand, architecture that inspires dialog is a good thing. Right? Here are some notable example of structures that really bothered people. Who's bothered (and why?)
Many of us will admire a modernist round-walled home as we pass it on the street, but when it comes to living in one, we tend to politely decline. We seem to insist on right angles in our homes. Why? Well....why?!
Some swimming pools are accompanied by a jacuzzi. This one comes with a decompression chamber. At 164' deep, this specially designed astronaut training pool in England will be the largest by volume in the world, and is designed to prepare future flyers for the rigors of deep space microgravity. Visitors who lean over for a look and lose their spectacles in the water are encouraged to just go ahead and buy another pair. Let's dive in...
The laboratory will be located nearly a mile underground, where scientists can more reliably search for theoretical dark matter particles without the interference of noisy cosmic rays. The so-called Large Underground Xenon project will search for these remnants of the Big Bang as scientists wandering in the dark repeatedly bang their shins against expensive lab equipment. I have the jitters but would like to read on...
Petra (in today's Jordan) was once a flourishing trade crossroads, a "caravan city" in the second century B.C., its grand public buildings hewn into the very sandstone mountains that define the landscape. Now aerial imaging technologies have revealed a huge subterranean structure near the ancient city center and grown archaeologists are jumping up and down like caffeinated toddlers. Unearth this story...
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