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America's Top Ten Greenest Buildings

From Almaden Tower to the Rocky Mountain Institute Boulder Office, these are the ten most eco-friendly buildings of 2008 by Liz Olson Related Links B…

The Seven Wonders of the Modern World

People have put together many lists of the seven ancient wonders of the world. But this “seven wonders” list celebrates monumental engineering and construction feats of the 20th centur…

World Trade Center History

The twin towers of the World Trade Center were more than just buildings. They were proof of New York's belief in itself. Built at a time when New York's future seemed uncertain, the towers restored…

Architects and Their Masterpieces

An architect designs homes, libraries, museums and other structures or environments. Here are some famous modern architects and their signature creations. …

The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World

Since ancient times, people have put together many “seven wonders” lists. Examples include the Seven Wonders of the Natural World, the Seven Wonders of the Modern World and the Seven Na…

Lighthouses: FAQ

Source: The United States Coast Guard Our first lighthouses were actually given to us by Nature. Sailors sometimes used landmarks such as glowing volcanoes to guide them. In the Ancient World, tradi…

Bridges

Bridges have come a long way since ancient times, when people used logs or weaved vines to cross streams. In fact, they have become an art form. The most common types of modern bridges include: b…

B-25 Hits the Empire State Building

The Question: I don't ever recall hearing that a U.S. B-52 airplane struck the Empire State Building. Can you point me to an article regarding who, what, why,…

Writing Well: Narrative Building Blocks

Narrative Building BlocksWriting WellTell Me a Story: NarrationNarrative Building BlocksGet Cookin'!Life Line: Personal Narratives Author! Author! When a person is surrounded by disciples, O…