|This concept for a bone-like concrete bridge spanning New York’s East River was one of several conceptual approaches to bridges presented by architect and engineer Mark Mimram during last month’s Concrete Reborn conference in New York. Mimram’s idea is that bridges can be more than just transportation links between two bodies of land. They can serve as fully inhabitable structures where the horizontal aspect replaces the vertical.|
Nearly 100 architects, engineers, and invited journalists from the U.S., France, China, Poland, Canada, and elsewhere around the world convened in New York City in early October to discuss the role of concrete in green construction and innovative design.
“Concrete Reborn” kicked off October 1 at the Museum of Arts and Design, which had just reopened to the public after a five-year remodeling. This was followed by a three-day conference at Columbia University entitled “Solid States: Changing Times for Concrete,” Columbia's second such annual conference on architecture, engineering, and materials.
Concrete's sustainable attributes focus of NYC conferences
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