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Video: Art installation also provides pedestrian access to London’s Dinosaur Island

The 8 m long pivoting art installation can, when necessary, swing around to offer pedestrian access to the Crystal Palace Park island that hosts Victorian-era dinosaur sculptures.

Slideshow: Elevated ‘floating’ garden structure proposed for German city

The bowl-shaped, rooftop-height circular garden would be elevated above an intersection and contain walking paths, flowers, trees, and shrubs. It would also host a hotel.

Singapore’s newest desalination facility treats seawater and freshwater

Singapore's new underground Keppel Marina East Desalination Plant can treat freshwater and seawater, facilitating the efforts of the water-limited nation to diversify its water supplies.

Nonprofit works to print 3D schools in hard-to-reach rural areas

Started six years ago by Colorado teen Maggie Grout, the nonprofit is now on the cusp of printing its first 3D school in Madagascar.

Slideshow: Delhi-area airport to be India’s greenest

The Delhi Noida International Airport will also merge Swiss efficiency and Indian hospitality, according to Zurich Airport International AG, the company that will build and operate the facility.

Slideshow: Stepped, inverted library with sunken patios completed in Taiwan

The library’s delicate design pays homage to the varied cultural influences on Tainan, the oldest city in Taiwan, and the tropical climate in which it is located.

World Engineering Day highlights sustainability, women

This week marks the second annual World Engineering Day for Sustainable Development, which puts the engineering profession at the center of building a better world.

Slideshow: Winning cycle and pedestrian bridge design features restrained curves

The bridge in Heidelberg, Germany, will connect the city’s central train station with an express bike pathway on the opposite riverbank.

Why should engineers join together theory and practice?

David Blockley, Ph.D., F.IStructE, F.ICE, author of Building Bridges: Between Theory and Practice, talks about the huge gaps between what engineers know, what they do, and why things go wrong.

Slideshow: ‘Train Station in the Forest’ nears completion in China

The project includes three elements: a large underground transit hub, expansive plazas and parkland amenities, and a faithful reconstruction of the site’s historical train station.