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The How of Wow: Perfect functional beauty

How Of Wow

Have you ever looked at something and asked, “How did they do that?” CKUA’s newest feature, “The How of Wow,” highlights marvels of innovation and technology that are all around us. The stuff Engineers and Geoscientists create can be beautiful, sometimes even iconic, but it has to work.

The Calgary Central Library is an example of perfect functional beauty. It snakes like a great ship cresting a wave, only in this case the wave happens to be an LRT train.

How can existing infrastructure inform a creative architectural and engineering solution? Structural Engineer Ian Washbrook explains how it works.

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