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Buildings and Structures

Are you interested in designing your own roller coaster? Do you want to learn about building implosions? How about taking a tour of underground New York? You can do these things and more when you visit these websites on buildings and structures.

See "Books Galore" to find a selection of books on buildings and structures.

Amusement Park Physics: What are the Forces Behind the Fun
This site examines amusement park rides and the physics that affect their design. You can design your own roller coaster.

Castles of Britain: Dedicated to the Study and Promotion of British Castles
There is a castle learning page that provides detailed information about castles, focusing on topics such as life in a castle, the building materials that were used to build castles, castle provisions, the parts of a castle, and much more. There is also a castle photo gallery, castle preservation information, and some castle trivia.

Cities/Buildings Database
From the University of Washington, this searchable database of over 5,000 images of buildings and cities is especially designed and intended for use by students, educators, and researchers.

The Great Buildings Collection
Both buildings and architects can be accessed on this searchable site that often provides links to additional sources about the individual buildings and the people who built them.

HowStuffWorks-Learn How Everything Works!
Find out how bridges , building implosions, backhoe loaders, house construction, hydraulic cranes, hydropower plants, iron and steel, landfills, skyscrapers, smart structures, tower cranes, and hot water towers work.

New York Underground
There is a labeled diagram of underground New York. You click on the section that you are interested in to get more information. There is also a photo tour.

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This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 9912078. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.