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  • Touhy Avenue viaduct repairs on schedule

    Touhy Avenue viaduct repairs on schedule
    Repairs to the Touhy Avenue railroad viaduct are on schedule for mid- to late summer, Park Ridge officials said recently. Wayne Zingsheim, the city's public works director, said he had not received reports of debris falling onto the roadway since...
  • Beyond the World Cup stadiums, architecture in Brazil returns to glory

    Over the last seven years, Brazil undertook a countrywide mega-construction project that sparked discontent among the population and led many of the country's widely admired architects to wrinkle their noses in disgust. The 12 stadiums, built or...
  • What size fence posts are best?

    What size fence posts are best?
    DEAR TIM: I've got a 5-foot 6-inch tall wood privacy fence with very little gap between the vertical wood pieces. When I built the fence I used four-by-four posts in between the wood panels. The posts were buried 2 feet down and surrounded by concrete....
  • Life in a round house can thwart damaging hurricane winds

    Life in a round house can thwart damaging hurricane winds
    Some homeowners fearful of high hurricane winds damaging their residences believe they have found a solution. They have opted to build circular-style homes manufactured by Deltec in Asheville, N.C. Although Deltec's homes are often described as...
  • Santa Monica will have earthquake engineers identify older buildings

    Santa Monica will have earthquake engineers identify older buildings
    Santa Monica on Tuesday took a significant step in boosting seismic safety by agreeing to hire a top earthquake engineering firm to help the city identify older buildings potentially at risk of collapse in a major temblor.   The City Council...
  • Army Corps to recommend $1-billion L.A. River project

    Army Corps to recommend $1-billion L.A. River project
    Federal officials gave a major boost Wednesday to the city's plans to turn the Los Angeles River into an urban oasis for recreation and an inviting locale for new commercial and residential development. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said it has...
  • L.A. to list structures that could be at risk in quake

    L.A. to list structures that could be at risk in quake
    The Los Angeles City Council on Wednesday took the most aggressive action on earthquake safety in nearly three decades, instructing building officials to find apartment buildings vulnerable to collapse in a major temblor. L.A.'s survey would focus on...
  • All Together Now at Howard library branches

    Central Library 10375 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia. 410-313-7800. •All Together Now. Saturdays, 10:15 and 11:30 a.m. All ages; 30 minutes. •Brick Science. June 7, 2 p.m. Experience science with LEGO bricks. Ages 6-10. Registration...
  • How to repair stucco and concrete block

    How to repair stucco and concrete block
    DEAR TIM: I live in a house with a concrete block foundation. I think the outside of the block has decorative stucco on it because the exterior of the block is not smooth. Some of the exterior is crumbling, and I wonder if my foundation is going to fail....
  • Lakefront restoration project aimed for fall 2015

    Lakefront restoration project aimed for fall 2015
    A major environmental restoration project on the lakefront around Fort Sheridan, estimated to cost about $13.6 million, could begin in the fall of 2015 after years of planning, according to local and regional officials involved with the project. As part...
  • Towson Library celebrates 40 years at current site on May 17

    Today the Towson Library is an impressive three-story brick and concrete bastion of literacy with a tower-like rotunda, a faux dragon in a faux fish pond, and enough space to accommodate the administrative offices of the Baltimore County Public Library...