The Engineering Behind the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade Balloons

Thursday is Thanksgiving. And while we will spend time around the dinner table Thursday evening in celebration of Thanksgiving (US), many people are sure to kick off the day by watching the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. If you’ve ever wondered about all the science and engineering behind the parade, read on. When engineering a new …

Interesting Facts about New York’s Most Innovative Engineering Projects of the Past 200 Years

The Erie Canal: The Erie Canal connected Albany and Buffalo, ultimately linking New York to the agriculture of the Midwest. This enabled the Empire State to become a frontrunner in transportation and business services. However, in the early days of the canal, it was known as “Clinton’s Big Ditch,” so named after then New York …

Modern Marvel: Morpheus Hotel

Featuring the self-proclaimed “world’s first free-form high-rise exoskeleton,” Melco Resorts and Entertainment’s Morpheus Hotel in Macau, China officially opened for business as of June 15, 2018. The hotel was designed by Zaha Hadid Architects, spearheaded by the late Dame Zaha Hadid who passed away in 2016. According to South China Morning Post, Hadid’s partner Patrik …

Orange County Veterans Memorial Cemetery Project

KC, in conjunction with Behan Planning and Design, developed a master plan for the Orange County Veterans Memorial Cemetery as well as provided architectural design and engineering for pavilions, lighting, landscaping, and a plot locator. The KC team analyzed the layout of the site and developed a master plan that included site topography, roadway configuration, …

The Worldwide Race for Supertall Skyscrapers

2020 will be a historic year for the supertall skyscraper trend when, after years of construction, Jeddah Tower opens in Saudi Arabia. At a staggering 3,280 feet tall, Jeddah Tower will dethrone the Burj Khalifa as the tallest skyscraper in the world, a tall order in a desert wasteland. While Jeddah Tower will stand hundreds, …