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Visual impact assessment guidelines for highways
Visual impact assessment guidelines for highways

Highway agencies can avoid controversy by assessing visual impacts, determining effective mitigation measures and enhancing the visual experience of travelers and neighboring property owners.

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Interested in purchasing a former missile site?
Interested in purchasing a former missile site?

At Mead & Hunt, we have a soft spot for missile sites. About 10 years ago we worked on a memorable project for the National Park Service

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Online historical aerial photography sources: Tools you can use
Online historical aerial photography sources: Tools you can use

Aerial photography provides important information and a comparison of aerial photography is a great way to understand how an area developed and evolved.

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Postwar housing: National study results in practice
Postwar housing: National study results in practice

At the recent summer meeting of ADC50 Historic Preservation and Archaeology in Transportation, participants reflected on how the national postwar housing study has been put to use.

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Retro railings: Balancing preservation and safety
Retro railings: Balancing preservation and safety

Historic bridges, especially their railings, present special challenges during maintenance and rehabilitation.

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Online historical topographical map sources: Tools you can use
Online historical topographical map sources: Tools you can use

Accessing historical online mapping has never been easier. A variety of interactive sites now feature historic mapping, providing useful research and reconnaissance data.

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Real time history
Real time history

A new app is under development that will provide virtual photographic archives in the palm of the hand via smartphones.

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The future of the past: 3D printing and robots
The future of the past: 3D printing and robots

While the title sounds like science fiction, advances in 3D printing and robotics provide real possibilities for constructing bridges and other types of public infrastructure.

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Dingbats: Thinking outside the postwar box apartment
Dingbats: Thinking outside the postwar box apartment

Study of post-WWII residential architecture typically focuses on minimal traditional, Ranch and split-level single-family homes. As more postwar architecture meets the 50-year guideline of the National Register, further understanding of lesser-known properties is gaining interest.

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Crowdsourcing New Deal history
Crowdsourcing New Deal history

Crowdsourcing is assisting in identifying the myriad of resources constructed under New Deal Depression-era federal work relief programs.

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