Proposed $60,000,000 Bridge Over Narrows to be Longest in World (Sep, 1930)
This bridge wasn’t started until 1959 and was completed in 1964.
Proposed $60,000,000 Bridge Over Narrows to be Longest in World
A BRIDGE, which is to be the longest in the world, with a central span that will be 1000 feet longer than the Hudson river bridge, and towers that will be higher than the Woolworth building, is soon to be built over the Narrows between Staten Island and Long Island. The complete structure, shown in the architect’s drawing below, will have observation galleries, beacon lights, and a carillon of bells.
Jap Pilots Ride to DEATH on Flying Bombs (Apr, 1933)
I guess the kamikazes weren’t such a surprise then.
Jap Pilots Ride to DEATH on Flying Bombs
By Ray Holt
The current conflict between Japan and China has brought out an amazing revelation of the methods by which Japanese pilots assure air bombs reaching their target by putting a man inside to steer them. Why? Read the reasons in this article, and you’ll have a better understanding of Japanese psychology toward the machines of war.
IMAGINE yourself strapped within a hollow chamber inside a huge air bomb, surrounded on all sides by high explosives. In front of you is an airplane type rudder which steers the tail unit of the bomb. Windows in the nose enable you to see ahead. You’re loaded into the bomb, which is placed in its nest under the fuselage of a bombing plane. The bomber takes off, soars above a target—say, an ammunition dump of the enemy. Up above you, the pilot of the plane pulls a lever.
CUSTOM CARS and HOT RODS (Jan, 1951)
While it does look pretty cool, that custom “Porsche” car will never catch on.
CUSTOM CARS and HOT RODS
JUDGE a man by the company he keeps” is a proverb which has managed to survive the years. But nowadays you can substitute “the car he keeps” and still be on the right track.
For more and more motorists are getting bored with the production-line beauty and middle-class standard performance of our stock cars. And more and more of them— are actually doing something about it.
Meet Hans Krause (Apr, 1956)
He kinda looks like the love child of Hugh Grant and John Kerry.
Meet Hans Krause
His pocket-size sculptures are soothing to handle, sweet-scented and habit-forming.
ONE PATH to serenity, say the Buddhists, is through contemplating certain objects: the sky, a tree, a design. Not relying on sight alone, the Chinese have long used hand stones—small objects combining form and smoothness in a way that makes them delicious to handle.