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Fazlur Rahman Khan – A Genius Who Made Skyscrapers Real (Guest Post)

Top Facts To Get Acquainted With Fazlur Rahman Khan

The man, who affected the Chicago skyline. He is called a genius, Einstein of the architecture and innovator. The man, who deserved admiration and recognition. Fazlur Rahman Khan was a gifted man, who made contemporary skyscrapers achievable.

1. Khan’s most powerful idea was the “Tube” Structural Designs.
2. Khan worked for prominent “Skidmore, Owings & Merill” architectural firm.
3. He projected a “Bundled Tube” design which was embodied in the Willis Tower, which until 1998 was the highest building worldwide.
4. At the Willis Tower lobby, there is a statue of Khan.
5. During the Bangladesh Liberation War, he took a major role in collecting funds for the Bengali people.

The True Story of Einstein of Architecture

The skyscraper was in decay. Then Fazlur Khan had a theory that would turn the traditional architecture on its head. He was born in Bangladesh and attended a civil engineering school. For the excellent performance, he was honored with a government Pakistan grant and a Fulbright scholarship. The grant gave him a chance to immigrate to the United States, where he got into the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Fazlur Rahman Khan designed the Haji Terminal at King Abdulaziz International Airport. The tent-like structure he used was very innovating, and the King Abdulaziz airport received many awards, including the Aga Khan Award for Architecture. They claimed that Khan’s work affected the modern Muslims architectural tradition. He made numerous accomplishments:

˗ In 1972 he was announced ENR’s Man of the Year;
˗ In 1973 he received Alfred Lindau Award;
˗ Ernest Award in 1977.

Despite the fact, he was 20 years old the first time he saw a real skyscraper, Fazlur Khan was the first to introduce building innovations to American skyscrapers. Fazlur Rahman Khan as a person Khan’s colleagues remember him, as a man of easygoing nature. Some of them bear in mind, how Khan amused upper-crust women by reading palms and predicting the fortunes. He was the son of a mathematician and confirmed himself as a civil engineering wunderkind. At the University of Illinois, he was a student of a legendary Hardy Cross. The professor taught Fazlur Rahman Khan to feel the buildings, as a living thing. He imagined himself as a whole building and tried to experience every part of the construction, defining strengths and weaknesses. Once in interview Khan said that he visualizes the effects of natural powers the building suffers and tries to resist it in his designs. Khan used this architectural empathy while projecting the Hancock Center.

His Projects

Khan’s innovative tube design gave birth to a brand new cohort of skyscrapers, which were built efficiently and safely. The Empire State building construction was regarded as non- cost-effective, Chicago was in need of new ideas. Fazlur Rahman Khan shared one. He rejected the inner central supports of steel, instead offered the exterior support frame made up by series of vertical tubes. The frame has to create a soup rising, that protects against the possible earthquakes and strong high wind speeds. The frame
enables the extra area inside the building.

Firstly, he tested his theory on Chestnut building in Chicago, then Chicago’s most prominent John Hancock Center in 1968. At that time, after the Empire State, it was the second tallest building in the world. In comparison with the Empire State building which used 206 kilograms, the Hancock Center was much more efficient. It used 145 kilograms of steel per square meter. The tube structure proved to be the best.

In 1982 Fazlur Rahman Khan passed away. But his idea is still at the world’s top engineering designs. Tube design is still used for constructing contemporary skyscrapers, which makes Khan one of the most prominent architects and engineers in history. Additionally, he was a trailblazer in applying computer-aided design, and the one to contribute humanitarian assistance to his native country. Khan’s daughter says that her father believed that his work positively inspires and encourages the others. Once he emphasized that such technicians, as him must not lose themselves in technology only. The drama, art, music, life itself and living people are the true sources of inspiration.

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Why I Wasn’t Around Last Week

So before last week I was on the right track and blogging regularly but on Saturday I started feeling slightly sick but I just ignored it and I was like it’ll probably go away. But by Sunday night it got really bad so I decided to go to the doctor on Monday and get it over with.

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Unfortunately, the doctor misdiagnosed my symptoms and gave me the wrong medicines which literally made me feel like I was dying. I have seriously never felt that bad in my life.

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So I went to a different doctor recommended by a friend and she at least diagnosed me correctly. However, even after asking her to give me mild medicines since I am sensitive to most medications and get allergic reactions she still gave me really strong medicines and the next day not only was I super sick but now my face and half my body had broken out in rashes.

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They were super red and itchy and I had no idea what to do so I went to a third doctor and he told me they were an allergic reaction to the meds I was taking and that it was a really high dose of a very strong medicine. I was pretty pissed considering I had told her I wanted something super mild but I just let it go since she was just trying to do her job (not very well though).

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Anyway now that I’m off all the meds, except the allergy ones, I feel much better and I think I’m going to be fine soon. Moral of the story: Don’t get sick in Kenya unless you know a really good doctor (and if you know a really good doctor in Nairobi let me know because I am not going through this again!)

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Also I realized I forgot to mention what I had- it was swollen lymph nodes, a throat infection, fever and a runny nose.

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Best Countries For Musicians (GP)

By Stefan

Nowadays, a lot of talented and creative people are interested in becoming traveling musicians or
buskers. Even though this type of life is incredibly interesting, it’s also very demanding. These artists
have to be out on the streets all day if they want to earn some money. This basically means they don’t
have a lot of time for their personal needs like dating or an active social life. This is why most of them
have to meet people online and connect with them via the Internet. However, despite certain
downsides, busking is still very popular all over the world. So, if you’re drawn to this particular lifestyle,
check out the 7 best countries for street musicians.

France

Besides amazing and multicultural local dating scenes, this lovely European country is also known for its
fantastic street performers and artists. French people, as you probably already know, are crazy about
art. Their sophisticated taste is the biggest reason why most street musicians choose Paris as their “stage”.

Norway

Norwegians and other northern European nations are extremely talented people. This is exactly why this
breath-taking country is a fantastic place for every aspiring traveling performer. These folks know how to
appreciate talent and more importantly, they know how to award it.

Switzerland

Most artist claim that Switzerland is the best country for traveling street musicians. This makes total
sense once you realize that this lovely and wealthy country is a mixture of many different cultures. The
citizens of Switzerland are extremely generous which is a crucial thing if you want to make it big as a
street artist.

The United States

The USA is truly a promised land, especially for free-spirited people who are ready to dedicate their lives
to music. America is filled with many artistic cities that have a lot of influence on the music scene
worldwide. Seattle, Los Angeles, Boston, and New York are probably the top four locations in the United
States for buskers and street performers. These places are filled with people who literally live for music
and once they see a talented artist on the street, they simply have to award him or her with money.
However, it’s not all about the money. If you’re really good, there’s a strong possibility that you’ll be
noticed by some talent agent and that could lead to a real breakthrough.

South Africa

Believe it or not, this part of the world is absolutely perfect for traveling musicians. In South Africa, most
people are rather laid-back. For them, it’s pleasure before business and that’s why they enjoy seeing
various artists on their streets. Therefore, if you want to be respected and treated nicely, South Africa is
the country for you.

Spain

The lovely Iberian Peninsula is known for three things – gorgeous women, fantastic vine, and cheerful
music. Festivals or fiestas are pretty common in Spain which means you can make it big here as a street
musician. These people are addicted to music, so you’ll fit right in.

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Why Is Failure Important And How To Benefit From It

By Stefan

“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” Winston Churchill

Failure can be a great a great motive to succeed indeed, yet we often get discouraged when we
fail at something. Moreover, we are even afraid of the possibility of failure itself. Regardless of
what we’re talking about – it could be a bad grade at school, criticism we get from our boss, or
something as trivial as impossibility to find a date at bbw online dating sites – it seems like we’ve
subconsciously adopted the claim that failures are wrong and not socially accepted and we even
treat it as an axiom of a kind. The key is, however, to embrace and even cherish your failures,
learn from them, and then keep on trying no matter what.

There are numerous tips and success stories that we’ve learned from iconic figures that could
certainly teach us the thing or two about the importance of failure as a means of achieving own
success. Still, we are going to share just some of them, which are in our opinion the most
effective ones.

#1 Face your fears

“There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure.”
Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist

This Paulo Coelho quote pretty much sums the entire issue up. Fear is often wrapped up in false
security that is actually a jail that doesn’t allow us to make any moves. The most important thing
about the fear is to learn that breaking free perhaps won’t result in the desired outcome, well not
at first, but once you’ve hit the rock bottom you’ll most certainly survive and then you can dust
yourself off and move on.

#2 Understanding the situation

“Don’t spend time beating on a wall, hoping to transform it into a door. ”
Coco Chanel

Okay, so you’ve failed. Big deal! You can now start again by assessing the situation and learning
from your mistakes, which are by the way – human. The Earth is not going to stop revolving
around the Sun, and you don’t have the luxury to cry over the past mistakes for too long. At least
not when you can try to do it all over again.

#3 Enjoy your failure

“Together, they would watch everything that was so carefully planned collapse, and they would
smile at the beauty of destruction.” Markus Zusak, The Book Thief

Forbes contributor, Michael Lindenmayer, actually suggests that you should organize a real
feast, with drinks and food and entourage of your closest friends and then enjoy a constructive
contemplation about your failure. Besides sounding like a fun, this can be a great way to take a
different perspective on your mistakes that will give you a fresh approach on what to do next.

#4 Move on

“A thinker sees his own actions as experiments and questions– as attempts to find out
something. Success and failure are for him answers above all.” Friedrich Nietzsche

Nietzsche was right. You should simply learn your lessons, get up and move on and this is pretty
much the entire philosophy behind it!

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Top 5 Dystopic Novels (Guest Post)

By Stefan

The Internet truly is a wondrous place. It gives us an opportunity to reconnect with family and friends,
find love via free singles dating sites, but most importantly, it allows us to lose ourselves; in the vast
ocean of breathtaking art. If you enjoy watching some of the popular movies and TV shows such as Black
Mirror, The Walking Dead, I Am Legend, and Blade Runner, you will definitely be interested in reading
these 5 amazing dystopian novels. Check out our top 5 list and see which one intrigues you the most.
We recommend them all!

5. The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
Yes, that new popular TV show with the same name was based on this masterpiece by Margaret
Atwood. This classic was originally published back in 1985 and it tells a heartbreaking story about a
dystopian world where women have absolutely no rights. It is a brutal and sad tale about a handmaid
named Offred who struggles to survive in the world completely dominated by men. It is a very powerful
and heavy read, so don’t be surprised if you get really emotional and angry.

4. Synanon Kid by C.A. Wittman
C.A. Wittman is a talented novelist who is inspired by dystopian worlds, dogmatic religion, corrupt
leaders and corporations, and secret pasts. She absolutely thrives on these ideas and her new novel,
Synanon Kid is an exhilarating story about a girl who was kidnapped during a visit to her uncle’s home in
Riverside Valley. She was abducted by two women, members of Synanon cult’s Kidsnatchers group. This
puzzling event changed her life forever. Synanon Kid is a dark, thought-provoking, and mysterious book
that certainly deserves to be on your bookshelf.

3. A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess
This brilliant book is a definite proof that Anthony Burgess was ahead of his time. As you probably
already know, this masterpiece inspired Stanley Kubrick to create a cult movie with the same name.
Anyway, this novel describes a very depressing dystopian future filled with countless ultra-violent gangs
who are terrorizing the entire England. The story is focused on a violent young man named Alex who is
the leader of his dreadful gang. After one of his "adventures" goes south, Alex gets himself arrested and
while doing his time in the prison, he becomes a subject of a new behavior modification experiment.

2. Unwind by Neal Shusterman
Unwind is a truly horrifyingly beautiful dystopian novel set in America after the civil war between Pro-
Life and Pro-Choice parties. As you probably guessed by now, it’s about abortion. After the war, two
factions managed to reach an agreement that guarantees a safe life for all the babies in the country.
However, the dark side of that covenant says that if these babies start causing problems when they
grow up, they have to be sent to an organ harvesting institution.

1. Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro                                                                                                                  The innocent and rather careless beginning of this book may fool you, but you must never let your guard
down. This is a story about a young girl named Kathy who while attending a boarding school in England
finds herself in an awkward love triangle. However, as she grows older, Kathy and her friends start to realize that they are just pawns controlled by a dominant system. Their fate is being decided for them
while rebellion remains a distant dream.

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A feeling … (Guest Post)

I’ve been in my own world or

Maybe I’m just living in my own nightmare

I feel paranoid

I feel different

It’s a feeling I can’t explain

Each day here has been really

Different from the others

Each day I hope maybe

Tomorrow things will get better

Maybe it won’t

I’ll just have to wait

For the time when none

Of this will matter anymore

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The Terrace At Number Three (Guest Post)

Old building set near cobbles
with Oak table and chairs
Copper kettle brewing on stove
placed nearby the stairs
Fruit from Nearby grocer
is cut up and cored
covered by pastry in pie bowl
and in the oven it is stored
Washboard and dolly-tub
on the front steps lies unhooked
ready for the washing
which has been overlooked
But soon its all clean,
shirts gleaming with pride
and sitting in sun
on pegs hanging outside
And as line is drying
oven’s cooking the pie
which will be ready for eating
as the clothes become dry
And the family here living,
today is having a guest.
so tablecloths covered,
with china that’s the best.
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