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The X-shaped Bridge In Brazil E-mail
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Talking about the land mark of Brazil, the mind click comes to " Christ the Redeemer Statue towering over the Rio. The second largest building which is the national pride of the country, a grand stayed bridge Octavio Frias Oliveria, named after a popular local newspaper publisher who influenced to a large extent on the whole social life of Sao Paulo, which actually is a magnificent bridge.

Amazing and unsurpassed design, that we can say, a delicious combination of engineering solution with high aesthetic qualities that make this building so impressive that the fame of the beauty sold worldwide. The quaintness of the bridge structure in that it substantially rests only on the X-shaped monolithic concrete base with running from it to the roadway steel shrouds, the of which pieces. The height of the pillars are 138 meters and stretched cables, illuminated by special LED bridge added visual lightness and weightlessness. It is the only bridge in the world that has two curved tracks supported by a single concrete mast. The two curved tracks, one at an elevation of 12 meters and the other at an elevation of 24 meters, have approximate lengths of 900 meters each. Due to this effect, the construction seems to be hovering over the water of the river Pinheiros and automobiles highways passing underneath. Apart from it utilitarian purpose of unloading vehicle traffic, the bridge to the city skyline a touch of uniqueness and originality, effectively becoming its principal symbol.

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The Grundtvig's Church In Copenhagen, Denmark E-mail
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Grundtvig's Church or Grundtvigs Kirke is located in the Bispebjerg district of Copenhagen, Denmark. It is a rare example of expressionist church architecture. Due to its unusual appearance, it is one of the best known churches in the city. The commission for the construction of a church to be named after the Danish philosopher and hymn writer N. F. S. Grundtvig was decided through a competition, won by Peder Vilhelm Jensen-Klint in 1913. The foundation of the new church was only laid after World War I, on 8 September 1921, Grundtvig's birthday. Building took place mainly from 1921 to 1926 when the tower section was completed, leading to the initial inauguration of the so-called Tower Church in 1927. Further work on the interior and on adjacent buildings continued until 1940 and was completed by Klint's son Kaare Klint after his father's death in 1930. The church stands at the centre of a residential development (192436), also in yellow brick, designed by Jensen-Klint in harmony with the church.

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