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View Resource Structurae: International Database and Gallery of Structures

Structurae is the International Database and Gallery of Structures. The information contained on the site is primarily aimed at civil engineers and architects; however, anyone with an interest in modern or historical structures should definitely review it. More than 3,000 structures are listed in the database, including facts about materials used in construction, size, date started, and date...
View Resource Emporis

From Manchester to Dubai, the Emporis website is a real treat for architects, urbanists, geographers, and anyone with an interest in buildings. Currently, the site contains detailed information on buildings and companies in over 50,000 cities, and visitors can enter a city of interest in the search engine to get started. For the spatially-minded, there's also a "World Map" area where they may...
View Resource WPA Architectural Survey: Census of Old Buildings in Connecticut

The Works Progress Administration (WPA) sponsored a veritable raft of public projects during the Great Depression, including architectural surveys from San Francisco to Savannah. This digital collection from the Connecticut State Library offers up the Census of Old Buildings in Connecticut, which is often referred to as the "WPA House Survey." The survey grew out of the materials collected for the...