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Neoclassical Architecture – Doc’D #65

PractitioNERD Documented, or “Doc’D,” is BACK in a new monthly format, and we’re kicking it off with a ‘somewhat fast-paced’ presentation of an architecture-themed episode, in which host Montez McCrary will be talking about the history, influence and lasting legacy of Neoclassical Architecture. Continue reading Neoclassical Architecture – Doc’D #65


Still Kicking: Five of the Oldest Man-Made Structures Still Being Used

When it comes to making a pointless argument about which of the original Seven Wonders of the Ancient World is the best, it’s really NO CONTEST; the Great Pyramids of Giza are the only ones left standing, so it wins…..I guess. . However, there are plenty of other ancient structures that were not included in that “Wonders of the World” list as well, and many of them have been around for at least over 1,000 years.  Plus, these five buildings are still being used. Here are five of the many still-standing ancient structures that are great and amazing feats in human engineering! Continue reading Still Kicking: Five of the Oldest Man-Made Structures Still Being Used

Leaning Colosseums, “Wall-E” Builds, Shocking Gaming & WWF Cartoonage – WIRed #7

This week’s episode of The PractitioNERD (the 2nd version) discusses a leaning architectural work that NOT a tower in Pisa (the Roman Colosseum), robots printing 3D structures out of soil and sand (the Stone Spray project), electroshock “therapy” via a Sega Genesis/Mega Drive (Furrtek’s “Gene-Zap” project), and Hulk Hogan cartoon from the eighties (Hulk Hogan’s Rock ‘N’ Wrestling).

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It’s the Leaning…Roman Colosseum? WHAT?!?

So, that makes it TWO leaning buildings in Europe that The PractitioNERD has covered in two years. Hmm, makes you wonder…

Last time (if by “last time” was meant by “the last time I reported on a building in Europe that became/is becoming structurally unsound”), I discussed the structural issues in the foundation of Big Ben in London, causing it to lean. Recently, it has been discovered that the famous Colosseum in Rome is suffering a similar fate.   Continue reading It’s the Leaning…Roman Colosseum? WHAT?!?