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Galeazzo Alessi

Galeazzo Alessi was an Italian architect from Perugia, known throughout Europe for his distinctive style based on his enthusiasm for ancient architecture. He studied drawing for civil and military architecture under the direction of Giovanni Battista Caporali. For a number of years he lived in Genoa, he was involved in the lay-out of the streets and the restoration of the city walls, as well as being responsible for many of its impressive palazzi, now a part of the World Heritage List. His work can be found in many other Italian cities, including in Ferrara, Bologna and Milan, where he designed the facade of Santa Maria presso San Celso. With Vignola, he designed the Basilica of Santa Maria degli Angeli in Assisi, the seventh largest Christian church at the time. Elsewhere in Europe, he designed churches and palaces in France and Flanders, he produced designs for El Escorial in Spain, but age and health prevented him from carrying them out. Rocca Paolina, remodelling Loggia at the Oratorio di S. Angelo della Pace S. Maria del Popolo Loggia for the Palazzo dei Priori, remodelling Convent of Santa Giuliana Portale of the Villa del Leone Doorway in the southern flank of the Duomo Works for San Pietro Basilica of Santa Maria degli Angeli Tabernacle of San Francesco Works in the Cathedral of San Rufino Villa Giustiniani-Cambiaso, Albaro Basilica of S. Maria Assunta, Carignano Porta del Molo, inserted in the city walls Cupola of St. Lawrence Cathedral Villa delle Peschiere Villa Grimaldi-Sauli in Bisagno Proposals for the palazzi in the Strada Nuova Palazzo Marino, for the Genoese Tommaso Marino.

San Barnaba Auditorium of the Scuole Canobiane Santa Maria presso San Celso San Raffaele Various projects in the Duomo di Milano, including the monument of the Arcimboldi. City plan Unexecuted designs for the Church of the Gesù Rossi, Di Galeazzo Alessi memorie Emmina De Negri, Galeazzo Alessi: architetto a Genova, (Quaderni dell'Istituto di storia dell'arte dell'Università di Genova, number 1, 1957. Galeazzo Alessi e l'architettura del Cinquecento, atti del convegno internazionale di studi: Genoa, 16–20 April 1974, R. L. Torrijos, "Un testamento dimenticato di Galeazzo Alessi", in Architettura, storia e documenti, 1 Thomas Henry Poole. "Galeazzo Alessi". In Herbermann, Charles. Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton Company; this article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Chisholm, Hugh, ed.. "Alessi, Galeazzo". Encyclopædia Britannica. Cambridge University Press. "Alessi, Galeazzo". New International Encyclopedia. 1905

NJIT Steel Bridge Team

NJIT Steel Bridge Team is a team within the New Jersey Institute of Technology's ASCE chapter). It consists of undergraduate students who are attending at NJIT, majoring in civil engineering, members of ASCE; every year, the team competes against other schools in a steel bridge competition. Every year, the team has a few fund raising events, which are crucial for the competition because the team needs to have proper finance in order to order parts and fabricate them. Besides fund raising, sponsors from other corporates and companies are important too. A lot of time the team members get together and have outside activities such as hiking, paint ball, go cart, or whatever anyone wants to do; the team does many productive activities such as visiting high schools and talking about civil engineering and the steel bridge competition. There is at least a meeting every week talking about the process of the team and keeping members informed. Meetings are always held during common hours. Sometimes pizzas and drinks are served.

The objective of the competition is to design a light bridge yet strong and economically and assembly it fast with as few team members as possible. The competition has 3 processes: Design & testing, which students do that themselves using programs, knowledges they learned from classes, sometimes help from professors and alumni. There are 6 categories in scoring: Display, construction speed, construction economy, lightness and structural efficiency; the competition occurs every year. It is hosted at different places every time; this year, 2008, the regional competition will be hosted at Polytechnic Institute of NYU, New York City, on Saturday April 4, 2009. If there are 1-4 teams competing in the region, the best team will proceed to the national competition If there are 5-10 teams competing in the region, the 2 best teams will proceed to the national competition If there are more than 10 teams competing in the region, the 3 best teams will proceed to the national competition The price for winning the national competition is $2,500 2012 National Competition at Clemson, SC 15th Place Overall - Highest in History 9th Place in Construction Speed 2012 Regional Competition 1st Place Overall 1st Place Economy 1st Place Stiffness 1st Place Build Time 2010 National Competition Nineteenth Place Overall2010 Regional Competition First Place Overall 2009 National Competition Twenty-Fourth Place Overall2009 Regional Competition First Place Overall First Place Efficieny First Place Stiffness2008 National Competition Nineteenth Place Overall Twenty-fourth Place Efficiency Sixteenth Place Economy Twenty-sixth Place Stiffness Twenty-second Place Aesthetics Twenty-fifth Place Lightness Nineteenth Place Construction Speed In a field of 42 Teams2008 Regional Competition First Place Overall Second Place Efficiency First Place Economy Second Place Lightness First Place Construction Speed Second Place Stiffness2007 National Competition 2007 Regional Competition First Place Overall First Place Efficiency First Place Economy First Place Lightness First Place Construction Speed2006 National Competition 2006 Regional Competition 2005 National Competition 2005 Regional Competition · Second Place Overall · First Place Efficiency · First Place Aesthetics · First Place Stiffness 2004 National Competition 2004 Regional Competition 2003 National Competition 2003 Regional Competition · First Place Overall · First Place Lightness · First Place Efficiency · First Place Economy · First Place Stiffness · First Place Construction Speed 2002 National Competition 2002 Regional Competition · First Place Overall · First Place Efficiency · First Place Stiffness 2001 National Competition 2001 Regional Competition · Second Place Overall · First Place Efficiency · First Place Aesthetics SCHIAVONE - Constructors & Engineers Acrow Bridges Weiss-aug EECRUZ Hardesty & Hanover Lapatka Associates, Inc.

Bloomfield Mason Supply Chalet Construction Corp S. Seltzer Construction Corp. Acrow Bridges EECRUZ Local No. 11 Parsons Brinckerhoff ASCE North Jersey Branch CIAP of NJ The Conti Group Mueser Rutledge Consulting Engineers Braemar Homes, L. L. C. Conklin Associates Greenberg Farrow Moretrench Northeast Remsco Construction Phoenix Site Management Tishman Kelly Engineering S. Seltzer Construction Corp. Suburban Consulting Engineers INC.'NJIT Steel Bridge Team"ASCE/AISC Student Steel Bridge Competition 2011 Competition Guide'

Kumejima, Okinawa

Kumejima is a town located in Shimajiri District, Okinawa Prefecture, Japan. The town consists of the islands of Kume, Ōjima, Ōhajima, Iōtorishima. Among the islands, only Kumejima and Ōjima are populated. Kumejima is located 100 kilometres west of Naha; the town can be accessed by Japan Transocean Air, or Ryukyu Air Commuter. Kumejima Airport serves the island; as of 2016, the town had an estimated population of 7,647 and a population density of 120 persons per km². The total area is 63.50 km². Kume Island is said to be one of the most beautiful of the Okinawa Islands, it is well known for its textiles, called Kumejima-tsumugi which are designated an Important Intangible Cultural Property. The town is known for its Kumesen Awamori and deep sea water. Kumejima's main industries are sugar cane and deep seawater products. Due to Kume's abundance of freshwater, rice was once extensively cultivated. During the time of the Ryukyu Kingdom, Kume Island was visited by Chinese envoys called "sapposhi" on their way to Shuri Castle on Okinawa Island.

When the Ryukyu Kingdom was annexed by Japan, many noble families moved from Shuri to Kume. In 1945, Japanese soldiers killed 20 inhabitants suspected of being close to the U. S. forces, including children. An area of 119 km² of land and sea is protected as the Kumejima Prefectural Natural Park and 255 ha of wetland have been designated a Ramsar Site. Numerous unique rock formations around the island can be viewed including Tatami Rocks, Bird Mouth Rock, Garasaa Mountain and the Yajiyagama Cave system. Kumejima has a humid subtropical climate bordering on a tropical rainforest climate with warm summers and mild winters. Precipitation is abundant throughout the year. Uezu House is a traditional Ryukyuan Governor's house dating back hundreds of years; the walled grounds contain gardens, a main house, outlying buildings. The house is a peaceful look back into the history of Okinawa. In order to maintain and preserve the historic estate, there is a 300 yen entry fee for adults, payable at the house.

If an attendant is not available, it is customary to leave the amount in a tray. There are five castle sites on Kume Island; the most prominent is Uegusuku Castle on Mount Uegusuku, the highest situated castle in Okinawa Prefecture. Gushikawa Castle is designated a National Treasure. Since 2001, the Okinawa Prefecture Deep Seawater Research Institute has researched the uses of deep seawater on Kumejima, fostering the development of new aquaculture and production industries totaling $20 million in yearly revenue. Due to the deep seawater resource, Kumejima now has the largest market share of Sea Grapes and Kuruma Prawns in Japan. In March 2013, Okinawa Prefecture completed the world's only operational Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion Demonstration Facility; the facility is open to tours by appointment for free. Media related to Kumejima, Okinawa at Wikimedia Commons Kumejima official website English Language Guide Official OTEC Website