Howdy, Hey There And Hello! This week on WIRed, I uncover the recent phenomenon of bridge theft (and I mean walking/car BRIDGES), how do you sleep in the deep reaches of space where no one can hear you snore, the online catalog of video game console history, and IT’S RHYNO! IT’S RHYNO! GORE! GORE! GORE!
Wow; I guess you can steal pretty much ANYTHING now-a-days. Earlier this year, in the Gölçük district of Kocaeli province in western Turkey , someone — like some PEOPLE — stole a 22-ton, 82-foot-long bridge. Yes; an ENTIRE bridge has vanished. The police suspect that the bridge was cut into sections, then removed onto a truck to sell the scrap metal for cold, hard cash, which it’s estimated value is around $11,000. Before the dastardly deed was done, local villagers use the bridge to access their orchards, but now many have to “take our socks off and cross the creek”, according to local resident, Mustafa Karakaş. Continue reading “For The Scrap Metal, Thieves Steal Entire Bridge. THE WHOLE BRIDGE!”
It appears that after a 14-year preservation battle, the National Park Service has finally confirmed their plans to demolish Richard Neutra‘s mid-century Cyclorama Center, a modernist structure, in Pennsylvania’s Gettysburg National Military Park. The main goal is to restore the site to its original appearance circa 1863 to mark the 150th anniversary commemoration of the well-known battle from the American Civil War. While it may be seen as a black-and-white (wow, that was an interesting pun) victory for Civil War purists and a loss for modernist architecture enthusiasts, it can be said that the true winner is the act of preservation of American History. Continue reading “Game, Set, Match, Preservation: So Long, Cyclorama Center in Gettysburg, PA…”