úterý 12. září 2017

Canada - Kitimat

Flag of Kitimat
Kitimat is a district municipality in the North Coast region of British ColumbiaCanada. It is a member municipality of the Regional District of Kitimat-Stikine regional government. The Kitimat Valley is part of the most populous urban district in Northwest British Columbia, which includes Terrace to the north along the Skeena River valley. The city was planned and built by the Aluminum Company of Canada (Alcan) during the 1950s.
Kitimat's municipal area is 242.63 km² (93.69 sq mi). It is located on tidewater in one of the few wide, flat valleys on the coast of British Columbia. 
The District of Kitimat Development Services situates the port of Kitimat as an integral part of the Northwest Corridor connecting North America to the Pacific Ocean and the Pacific Rim.
Map of British Columbia

pondělí 4. září 2017

Norway - Elverum

Coat of arms of Elverum kommune
Elverum is a town and municipality in Hedmark countyNorway. It is part of the traditional region of Østerdalen. The administrative centre of the municipality is the town of Elverum. The municipality of Elverum was established on 1 January 1838 (see formannskapsdistrikt). Elverum lies at an important crossroads, with Hamar to the west, Kongsvinger to the south, and Trysil on the Swedish border to the northeast. It is bordered on the north by Åmot municipality, in the northeast by Trysil municipality, in the southeast by Våler, and in the west by Løten.
View from Elverum
 

středa 26. července 2017

USA(Arizona) - Phoenix

Official seal of Phoenix, Arizona
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. state of ArizonaPhoenix is in the southwestern United States, in the south-central portion of Arizona; about halfway between Tucson to the southeast and Flagstaff to the north. By car, the city is approximately 150 miles (242 km) north of the US-Mexico border at Sonoyta and 180 miles (290 km) north of the border at Nogales. The metropolitan area is known as the "Valley of the Sun", due to its location in the Salt River Valley. It lies at a mean elevation of 1,086 feet (331 m), in the northern reaches of the Sonoran Desert.
Chase Field (originally Bank One Ballpark) is a baseball park located in Downtown PhoenixArizona. It is the home of the Arizona Diamondbacks, the city's Major League Baseball (MLB) franchise. It opened 19 years ago in 1998, in time for the Diamondbacks' first game as an expansion team. Chase Field was the first stadium built in the United States with a retractable roof over a natural-grass playing surface
Broke groundNovember 16, 1995
OpenedMarch 31, 1998
19 years ago
Construction cost$354 million
($520 million in 2016 dollars
ArchitectEllerbe Becket
Wyatt/Rhodes
Castillo Company
Cox James
Project managerHuber, Hunt & Nichols Inc.
Structural engineerHatch Associates Ltd.[8]
Martin/Martin
Services engineerM-E Engineers Inc.
General contractorPerini/McCarthy
Main contractorsSchuff Steel Company

Germany(Lower Saxony) - Räbke

Coat of arms of Räbke
Räbke is a municipality in the district of Helmstedt, in Lower SaxonyGermany. It is part of the collective municipality (Samtgemeinde) of Nord-Elm. The village is situated north of the wooded Elm hill range at the Schunterriver.
The settlement was first mentioned as Ridepe in a 1205 deed. Since the 16th century Räbke was known for its paper mills meeting the needs of the University of Helmstedt.

pondělí 24. července 2017

Belarus - Molodechno

Coat of arms of Maladziečna
Maladzyechna  is a city in the Minsk Voblast of Belarus, an administrative centre of the Maladzyechna district (and formerly of the Maladzyechna Voblast). It has 98,514 inhabitants (2006 estimate)[2] and is located 72 km northwest of Minsk. Located on the Usha River, it has been a settlement since 1388 when it was part of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania. It was also home to the Cold War facility Maladzyechna air base.
Central Square, Molodechno, Belarus

úterý 6. června 2017

France - Marseille

Coat of arms of Marseille
Marseille , is a city in France. The capital of the Bouches-du-Rhône department and Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur regionMarseille is the second largest city in France after Paris and the centre of the third largest metropolitan area in France after Paris and Lyon.
The Château d'If is a fortress (later a prison) located on the island of If, the smallest island in the Frioul archipelago situated in the Mediterranean Sea about 1.5 kilometres (78 mile) offshore in the Bay of Marseille in southeastern France. It is famous for being one of the settings of Alexandre Dumas' adventure novel The Count of Monte Cristo. "If" is the French word for the Yew tree.
The "château" is a square, three-story building 28 m (92 ft) long on each side, flanked by three towers with large gun embrasures. It was built in 1524-31 on the orders of King Francis I, who, during a visit in 1516, saw the island as a strategically important location for defending the coastline from sea-based attacks.

England(North West England) - Manchester

Coat of arms of Manchester
Manchester  is a city and metropolitan borough in Greater ManchesterEngland,  It lies within the United Kingdom's second-most populous urban area, with a population of 2.55 million.[6] Manchester is fringed by the Cheshire Plain to the south, the Pennines to the north and east and an arc of towns with which it forms a continuous conurbation. The local authority is Manchester City Council.
The City of Manchester Stadium in Manchester, England, also known as the Etihad Stadium for sponsorship reasons, is the home ground of Manchester City Football Club and, with a domestic football capacity of 55,097, the fourth-largest in the Premier League and eighth-largest in the United Kingdom.
Broke ground12 December 1999
Opened25 July 2002 (as athletics stadium)
10 August 2003 (as footballstadium)
Renovated2002–2003 (converted to current use)
Expanded2014–2015 (47,400 to 55,097 seats)
Construction cost£112 million (athletics stadium)
£22 million (football conversion)
£20 million (football fit-out)
ArchitectArupSport (stadium design)
KSS Design Group (interior fitout)
Populous (stadium expansion)
Structural engineerArup Associates
General contractorLaing Construction Ltd. (initial construction)Laing O'Rourke(stadium conversion & later expansion)
Main contractorsWatson Steel Ltd. (initial steelwork construction)