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    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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    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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    Pontiac 389 Tri Power V-8 What makes it a Classic: The Pontiac 389 Tri Power V-8 Often it's difficult to determine if an old car is truly a classic. However, if you're looking at automobiles from the [Pontiac Motor Division of General Motors], it's a little easier. If you pop the hood on a late 50s or 60s Pontiac of any model and a Tri Power 389 V-8 is staring back at you, you've just found yourself a classic. Join me as we talk about one of Pontiac's [greatest engines of all time]. We'll…

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    The Life Of Audrey Hepburn

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    Everybody knows Audrey Hepburn as a famous actress and model, but not many people know her background. Her childhood was definitely not pleasant in fact, it was very corrupt while growing up in Brussels, Belgium with World War 2 being in effect. The war caused her childhood to change in many directions. However, that did not stop her from losing hope and determination for her future. Hepburn was brought into the world on May 4, 1929, in Brussels, Belgium. She was born from a Dutch mother, Ella…

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    1920s Cars Essay

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    Cars of the 1920s started the age of the automobile which over time became faster, stronger, more fuel efficient and more reliable. Henry Ford plays a major role in the automotive industry in this time period. His model-T was and still is a very popular car. The cars of this time period could not reach very high speeds and the safety of these cars were dangerous. Cars were a new thing during the 1920s and have forever changed transportation and life of the average american. These cars changed…

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    What does Zinn mean by “Under Control?” What I believe Zinn means by using the phrase “under control” is that the government had the opposite of over control. It is apparent the government lacked control in just about every aspect during this time. Meaning the system was out of control because there was a lack of control. The first indication that the government was loosing control during this time was found in the view of the United States citizens. People no longer had any trust in or showed…

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    Assembly Line History

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    His long lasting legacy still stands strong. Henry Ford used assembly lines for Ford Motor Co. starting in 1913 (Nye, p.254). He revolutionized the way cars were built, once again. In addition, his idea created the inspiration to later on build manufacturing processes for other products. Ford was the first to use a ground breaking “Moving assembly line” (which was similar to what is used today) (History.com). His assembly lines involved the cars being on a mechanically moving platform that…

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    “Ever’body’s askin’ that. What we comin’ to? Seems to me we don’t never come to nothin’. Always on the way. Always goin’ and goin’,” Casy stated in chapter 13 of the Grapes of Wrath. The end of the novel is strange, and incredibly open-ended. It is never revealed what happens to the Joads or who finally makes it in the end. It isn’t even known if the starving man actually survives. The final act and image in the novel is also a bit out there, with Rose of Sharon suckling this grown man to keep…

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    Critical Pedagogy A lens through which the disadvantages faced by many people in regard to their ethnicity and gender, and how this effect their ability to learn, is the learning theory of critical pedagogy. This is similar to the theory of constructivism; both are opposed to the transmission model of communication and situate learners as active participants where they are posed problems and allowed to solve them (Lindauer, 2007). But, while constructivist learning focuses on creating valued…

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    Shakespeare’s Othello, The Moor of Venice is a play that portrays characters driven by jealousy to make hasty decisions. The play Othello is known for its themes that revolve around love, race, social classes and revenge. It is not Othello’s jealousy, but his credulity that is the prime cause of the tragedy. Othello who is known as a loving and carrying husband to Desdemona fell in trap of Iago’s plotting. Iago is known as a scheming and angry character who seeks to satisfy himself through…

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