Henry Van Brunt

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  • The History Of Worcester's Union Station

    accommodate them, the Boston Passenger House and Terminal, or more commonly known as Worcester Depot, opened on the corner of Forster and Norwich street. Over the course of a quarter century, the amount of passengers travelling each day started to overwhelm the building. Construction of the first Union Station began in 1874, and was completed on June 1, 1875 just on the corner of Washington Square. The architects responsible were Ware and Van Brunt, who designed the station in Gothic Style along with making the focal point of the building, a clock tower, in Norman Style. Gothic style architecture heavily focused on the idea of soaring heights, not only is this physically achieved through the clock tower, but is optically enhanced with the various points scattered about (Seven). Although quite similar to the Gothic Style, Norman Style focuses more on massive rounded arches and spatial areas (Normal). Formed in 1863, the Ware and Van Brunt partnership consisted of William Robert Ware and Henry Van Brunt. Ware was an engineer specialist, leaving Brunt as the designer. In 1865, Ware would become the head of the school of architecture at MIT, which held one of the oldest architecture programs in the United States. Sadly, the practiced ended in 1881 in result of Ware moving to New York and establishing Columbia University’s own school of architecture. Together the pair constructed several institutions, churches, and residential buildings. Arguably, their most well known work in…

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  • Nancy Lou Webster: A Short Story

    Over lunch one day, Lee Blocker told Bill about some land outside of Elgin that he wanted to develop. Nancy Lou and Bill drove to Elgin with their three children and were greeted by a downtown with all the first story windows broken out and boarded up, and many of the second story windows were broken with pigeons roosting in them. She remembers what a dreary place it seemed and said to Blocker, “If we come to live here, I will have to do everything in my power to revitalize this downtown.” In…

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  • Literary Techniques In The Turn Of The Screw

    Literary Techniques and the Horror of The Turn of the Screw One purpose of Henry James’ gothic novella The Turn of the Screw is to instill fear in the reader. There are several features of this work that make the story horror inducing; first, James’ deals with the idea of the corruption of innocence of children. In the story’s opening chapter, the observation is made that the corruption of a child in a ghost story “adds a particular touch” (James 115). Fear is also associated with the…

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  • Just In Time Manufacturing Case Study

    Henry Ford, the founder of Ford Motor Company, managed to change the price of the Ford Model T from six hundred dollars into four hundred and ninety dollars. He did this by looking at the total cost it took to manufacture and minimized it again and again. This is known as total cost minimization. He invented new ways of going about the production process, the assembly line being what he spent most of his time on. The work of Henry Ford very close to perfect total cost minimization. As an…

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  • Henry Ford As A Machinist

    Henry Ford was a machinist, He worked both night and day, To give this world a flivver, That has made her shivver, And speeded her on her way, Now he is a billionaire, But his record is fair, He is humanity’s friend. - Henry Ford Henry Ford did not only impact the lives of those back in the 1900s, but as well as the lives of individuals today. He started a revolution that no one else had, or could of. Ford founded the Ford Motor Company in 1903 in Detroit, Michigan. He announced in 1914, that…

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  • The Effects Of Vietnam And The Watergate Scandal

    Vietnam and the Watergate scandal affected popular trust in the government. During his 1968 campaign, Nixon promised that he had a “secret plan” to put an end the Vietnam War. Once he was in office, he created a new policy called Vietnamization. With this, U.S. troops would slowly be withdrawn while South Vietnamese troops, backed by U.S. bombing, would take up fighting. However, Vietnamization did not end the war or end the antiwar movement like Nixon had planned. In early 1970, Nixon ordered…

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  • Analysis Of A Fine Balance By Rohinton Minstry

    Fictional literature enables readers to gain new insights on the world through transportation into alternate places and times, an example of this is in the two texts A Fine Balance (1996) by Rohinton Minstry and The Grapes of Wrath (1939) by John Steinbeck where the idea that adverse experiences can impact an individual’s beliefs is explored through the different ways that the composers of both texts convey how living in a hostile environment and loss can change an individual’s personal…

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  • The Pros And Cons Of Fordism

    Through the rise of modernism in American culture during the 1920’s, America’s societal and economical standards were changed. Those changes came in the form of a rise in mass consumption, fewer societal restrictions, and new opportunities created through the rise of Industrialization. In the middle of this changing culture stood Henry Ford and his automobile company. Ford helped push American culture toward a heightened emphasis on mechanization, while also revolutionizing mass production…

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  • Fight Club Character Analysis

    the typical standards for wealthy people of that time. The prosperous people that surrounded Dorian were not noteworthy in any other way other than having money, until he was introduced to Lord Henry Wotton who was anything but ordinary due to his abundance of wealth and knowledge. After meeting Lord Henry and hearing his philosophy on life, “. . . There was a look of fear in [Dorian’s] eyes, such as people have when they are suddenly awakened. His finely-chiselled nostrils quivered, and some…

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  • Ford Company Theory Of Constraints

    Ford Company The Ford Motor Company is an American company that was founded in 1903. The manufacture automobiles, trucks and offer different services around the world. They also have another brand of car that is called Lincoln brand names. Their services came from parts until maintenance in the different dealerships around the country, Ford headquartered is located in Dearborn, MI. They employ approximately 201,000 persons and have in operation sixty two plants around the globe. In…

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