Hot Shot Z Trains

Hot Shot Z Trains

In the last portion of the 20th Century, this train was known on the Atchinson, Topeka & Santa Fe as the 991. Seen here, the ZWSPNBY speeds through Empire, CA., on a warm afternoon. This train crew is doing their best to make up time as computers in Fort Worth, TX., are causing havoc system wide. Meanwhile, the Amtrak California San Joaquin train I was aiming for, leaves a trail of dust in the distance.

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AL BAHR TOWERS 1

AL BAHR TOWERS 1

Mashrabiya is the Arabic term for a traditional latticed sunshade. But for the Al Bahr towers in Abu Dhabi, global architecture firm Aedas have created a super-size version fit for a skyscraper.

Each of the 25-storey towers are clad in a secondary skin made up of 1,000 Teflon-coated fibreglass mesh parasols secured by an aluminium frame. As the Sun passes, the parasols open and close, controlled by a master central computer.

Abu Dhabi’s sunny weather is fairly predictable, but if a dust storm arises an anemometer will detect increased wind speeds and override the system.

The towers require less tinted glass than its neighbours, meaning less internal lighting and less energy use. Who said old-fashioned methods aren’t efficient?

The Council of Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat, (CTBUH) Chicago, USA has awarded the Al Bahr Towers in Abu Dhabi (Head-quarters of Abu Dhabi Investment Council and Hilal Bank), the 2012 prestigious award for Innovation to the association of Diar Consult with the international team of Aedas Architects, Arup Engineering and Mace International Project Managers. This unique development is currently in the process of completion and handing-over.

For further details on the features, merits and previous recipients of this annual award, please click on the link below.

www.ctbuh.org/Awards/AllPastWinners/12_AlBahar/tabid/3362…

Posted by Titanium007 on 2013-02-07 14:53:02

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AL BAHR TOWERS 2

AL BAHR TOWERS 2

Mashrabiya is the Arabic term for a traditional latticed sunshade. But for the Al Bahr towers in Abu Dhabi, global architecture firm Aedas have created a super-size version fit for a skyscraper.

Each of the 25-storey towers are clad in a secondary skin made up of 1,000 Teflon-coated fibreglass mesh parasols secured by an aluminium frame. As the Sun passes, the parasols open and close, controlled by a master central computer.

Abu Dhabi’s sunny weather is fairly predictable, but if a dust storm arises an anemometer will detect increased wind speeds and override the system.

The towers require less tinted glass than its neighbours, meaning less internal lighting and less energy use. Who said old-fashioned methods aren’t efficient?

The Council of Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat, (CTBUH) Chicago, USA has awarded the Al Bahr Towers in Abu Dhabi (Head-quarters of Abu Dhabi Investment Council and Hilal Bank), the 2012 prestigious award for Innovation to the association of Diar Consult with the international team of Aedas Architects, Arup Engineering and Mace International Project Managers. This unique development is currently in the process of completion and handing-over.

For further details on the features, merits and previous recipients of this annual award, please click on the link below.

www.ctbuh.org/Awards/AllPastWinners/12_AlBahar/tabid/3362…

Posted by Titanium007 on 2013-02-07 14:53:02

Tagged: , AL BAHAR TOWERS , AL BAHR TOWERS , AEDAS , ABU DHABI INVESTMENT COUNCIL , HILAL BANK , ARUP ENGINEERING , MACE INTERNATIONAL PROJECT MANAGERS , DIAR CONSULT , THE COUNCIL OF TALL BUILDINGS AND URBAN HABITAT , CTBUH , GREEN ENERGY , SUSTAINABLE ENERGY , SUSTAINABLE , SUSTAINABLE ARCHITECTURE , INNOVATIVE ARCHITECTURE , AEDAS ARCHITECTS , ABU DHABI , MIDDLE EAST , UAE , UNITED ARAB EMIRATES , ABU DHABI LANDMARKS , ABU DHABI ARCHITECTURE , ABU DHABI SKYLINE , ABU DHABI BANKING , ABU DHABI SIGHTSEEING , ABU DHABI TOURISM , ABU DHABI MUNICIPALITY , ABU DHABI TOWN PLANNING , ABU DHABI URBAN PLANNING COUNCIL , FINE ART , WALL ART , FINE ART PHOTOGRAPHY , AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHY ABU DHABI , UAE AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHY , ABU DHABI HELICOPTER PHOTOGRAPHY , ABU DHABI MASTERPLAN