With the construction of the bridge was associated with the appearance of the new town, which was destined subsequently to become one of the largest in Siberia. Day of laying the first stone of the railway bridge across the Ob river — July 20, 1893 is the date of birth of Novosibirsk.
It should be noted that bridges the TRANS-Siberian railway for its time were the largest facilities of its kind in Russia. For example, the famous bridge over the Yenisei, constructed under the project of L. Proskuryakova in 1898, has long been one of the biggest in the world in the simple span girder bridges (6 spans of 144 m. the Model of the bridge was awarded the gold medal at the Paris exhibition of 1900). The bridge across the Amur river (1915 project by the same author) had a unique length of 2.6 km Access road with the overpass it in 6 spans of 33m (the project of the famous Russian engineer, Professor G. P. Perederiy) was constructed from the latest structural material — concrete. Continue reading
Know, that unites the romantics and thrill-seekers? They are always attracted by all that is breathtaking. This love, passion, speed, altitude and more. Maybe just a little in different ways. And height – especially. Remember, as the heart stopped the first time you rode on the Ferris wheel or went to the observation deck multi-level buildings. Imagine what you will feel when your floors will take you to the tallest tower in the world. Many country openly and not really compete with each other in absolute value “growth” of buildings. For many (administration of the state, designers, builders, owners) it is a matter of prestige and the aspect that often draw the attention of tourists. Someone is enjoying the altitude in flight on the aircraft or the hang glider, and someone builds incredible skyscrapers. As they say, someone that. Continue reading
Gothic armour – full plate armour, produced in parts of Germany and the Holy Roman Empire during the so-called late middle ages (XV century).
The scheme of the Gothic armour with the names of its individual parts
Such armor was made during the whole XV century and reached its peak in h years when they were considered the best in Europe. Their appearance carried the traits of Gothic architecture and Gothic art. The armor had many sharp forms and graceful lines, moreover, as a rule, this type of armour had shirring and fluting – the so-called stiffeners, which increase the strength of the armor, without it thickening and weighting, unlike Milan. Typically, in Gothic armor was used the sallet with long pointed back piece that protected the back of the neck and head. The bevor protected the chin. In addition to the steel plates of this armor consisted of chain mail elements, fastened to the armour to protect the body on the inside of the joints and crotch.
Armour from the Armoury chamber of the Moscow Kremlin (Gothic Front, rear Maximilian)
Sometimes this type of armor is called the German Gothic and Milanese armour Sovremennaya — Italian Gothic, on the basis that outside of Germany and Italy sometimes mixed Italian and German pieces of armor (especially so often did in England), getting the armor with mixed features. Continue reading