Parmi les nombreuses interventions urbanistiques qui transforment de fond en comble lespace central montrealais, on peut mentionner l'elargissement de certaines arteres, notamment le boule vard Dorchester (aujourd'hui le boulevard Rene-Levesque), la mise en forme des super-ilots - le ton est donne avec le projet de la gare Centrale construite par le CN en 1943 a laquelle se greffe l'hotel Reine-Elizabeth en 1955, suivi de La Place Ville-Mane erigee entre 1959 et 1962 - et la construction de megastructures
comme la Place Bonaventure inauguree en 196 7.
Today, however, there is a danger of confusing intelligent consolidation and the overlapping of various uses with standardless, fashionable megastructures
Coleman Young provided a textbook example by pouring millions in scarce Federal aid into such megastructures
as the Renaissance Center office and hotel complex and the People Mover monorail, on which a quarter of a billion dollars was squandered to shuttle a handful of passengers along the waterfront.
(Engineering & Technology): A daily show that takes a look inside different mega structures with behind the scenes footage, the show depicts what it really takes to make these amazing miracles of modern engineering.
By linking many buildings together, such megastructures
would solve some of the wind resistance problems, says Finzi, and by providing pathways from building to building at many different levels, they would relieve the groundlevel congestion often associated with a collection of separate skyscrapers, each occupying its own narrow block of land.
Among the most intriguing were Juliaan Schillemans's Corbusier-inspired Design for World City, 1928-31, which plotted a complex of forty-four interlinked cities, each engineered to support thirty-five million inhabitants by creating a series of radiating megastructures
meant to harmonize with nature; and Paul Otlet's interwar plans for his Mundaneum project, complete with World Museum, World University, and World Library.
After an essay examining futurism and megastructures
, expressionism, organicism, urban ecosystems, metaphor and perception, and the use of internal space in his works, she presents projects such as the New York Helicoidal Skyscraper, the Udine University City, the Egypt Bibliotheca Alexandrina, the Athens Acropolis Museum, the Cardiff Bay Opera House, the Palermo Sport Palace, and the Rome G8 Conference Center.
The Man Made Marvels of Ancient China Series includes a fascinating film on China's Terracotta Warriors and films on amazing megastructures
in China and Taiwan.
As a Neanderthal fighter specially engineered for mental and physical superiority, players will blast their way through a sprawling dystopia where the glow of towering megastructures
illuminate epic firefights and brutal hand-to-hand combat.
Instead it's the first episode in the new series of Megastructures
Today they are in danger of being destroyed by scaleless megastructures
that not only totally overburden the existing infrastructures but also destroy the cities' established social structures and neighbourhoods.
The systems are designed to aid engineers in conducting structural health research on seven recently constructed megastructures
in China including both of the main venues for the 2008 Summer Olympics -- the Beijing National Stadium and the National Aquatics Center.