Carbon Fiber Repair Options for Historic Buildings, Intro

•April 7, 2015 • Leave a Comment

Retrospective: Timber Conservation to Date 

The following is our 2007 introduction to timber and masonry strengthening approaches we were investigating for the Menokin ruin in Warsaw, VA. At the time we were just completing the first phases of extraction and cataloguing of fallen elements from the basements. And we had just done an emergency stabilization to keep the one remaining relatively sound quadrant from buckling out into the field, so it was now even clearer how important it was to enclose the building to protect it from the elements.

We had just made our pitch to renowned glass engineer Tim Macfarlane to join the team. He was immediately interested in working with us to design a means of enclosing the missing walls with glass. With this document, we were introducing him to the next stage in our thinking about the project which would include the glass and original walls providing…

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The Holy Junk Heap

•February 25, 2015 • Leave a Comment

See…no need to ever throw anything out!


Adina Hoffman & Peter Cole | Sacred Trash: The Lost and Found World of the Cairo Geniza | Schocken | April 2011 | 18 minutes (4,838 words)

Below is an excerpt from the book Sacred Trash, by Adina Hoffman & Peter Cole, as recommended by Longreads contributor Dana Snitzky.

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•January 2, 2015 • Leave a Comment

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Watch the Best Moments of Mario Cuomo’s Famous 1984 Speech

•January 2, 2015 • Leave a Comment

He was and is right.


The late former New York Gov. Mario Cuomo’s most famous speech was his keynote address at the 1984 Democratic National Convention. It became famous for its criticism of the severe disparity between the rich and poor living in different parts of the U.S., with Cuomo mocking then President Ronald Reagan’s reference to America as a “shining city on a hill.”

“In this part of the city there are more poor than ever. More families in trouble, more and more people who need help but can’t find it,” Cuomo declared. “Mr. President, you ought to know that this nation is more ‘a tale of two cities’ than it is just a ‘shining city on a hill.”

Cuomo’s speech on equality was known for its attack on Reagan’s laissez-faire economic policies as much as it was for its defense of the poor.

“Maybe Mr. President if you asked a woman who had…

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