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 …

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 …

Delaware Valley Job Corps Project

The Delaware Valley Job Corps is a U.S. Department of Labor training center located in the historic St. Joseph’s Seraphic Seminary, a former Roman Catholic seminary, in Callicoon, NY. The property was sold to the federal government in 1977, and it was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1993. For this design-build …

4 Mixed-Use Developments to Watch For

Trump Tower, Millennium Tower, and Wilshire Grand Center—what do these buildings have in common? All followed the mixed-use development trend, where work, residential, and retail cohabit the same space. These buildings have been around for decades, but the growing desire for better property management and new clientele has caused a recent surge in mixed-use development not …

The Engineering Behind the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade Balloons

Thursday is Thanksgiving. And while we may spend time eating around the table Thursday evening, 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 balloon design, creators first sketch …