WORLD The “Walkie Talkie Building,” a name Londoners have given a popular, distinctively shaped skyscraper, has been in the news this week after reflected sunlight from its mirrored facade melted the side mirrors and panels on a Jaguar XJ parked on a nearby street. (National Geographic News) Use our resources to understand solar energy and how urban planners weigh the priorities of different city shareholders. … Continue reading Skyscraper Melts Car!
UNITED STATES America’s Most Endangered Historical Sites The National Trust for Historic Preservation announced its annual list of America’s “Most Endangered Historic Places”. All of the featured sites were nominated for their historical or architectural significance, their deteriorating conditions, and the viability of a solution to restore them. Discussion Ideas The National Trust for Historic Preservation gives brief accounts of all 11 the endangered historic … Continue reading America’s Most Endangered Historical Sites