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The Cardboard Cathedral, constructed as simple A-frame structure from 98 equally sized cardboard tubes and 8 steel shipping containers, is said to be one of the safest, earthquake-proof buildings in Christchurch, New Zealand. Aside from the building’s structural integrity, each paper tube is coated waterproof polyurethane and flame retardants while protected by a semi-transparent, polycarbonate roof.

Shigeru Ban, who has been developing the recycled tubes as an emergency relief building material since 1986, declared that “the strength of the building has nothing to do with the strength of the material.” He stated, “Even concrete buildings can be destroyed by earthquakes very easily, but paper buildings cannot.” [Arch Daily]


Thanks For The Memcories

Memco was the East Coast version of the department store Gemco

until the company went kaput in 1986

but the buildings live on!



cap stone of Washington Monument without lightning rods

monument cyu

wash mounment apex

by Theodor Horydczak


Yellow Broke Road

there once was a Wizard of Oz theme park – Land of Oz – in Beech Mountain, North Carolina, that lived for a decade (1970-1980), and then it closed, but the park remained…

oz land over

oz door lost oz

yellow broke road

tree face oz

oz castle

and while the theme park is dead, the place lives on – with a once a year ‘Autumn in Oz’ party, tours, and event rentals!!!

[T&L | Seph Law]

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