Friday, January 5, 2018

This Week: Jan. 5, 2018

The former headquarters of the Longaberger Co. in Newark (Courtesy Newark Development Partners)
Each weeks The Operable Window with round up some of the articles that have recently piqued our interest. This week a Post Modern "masterpiece" is saved, Wet Moser breaks down time zones, and James Taylor-Foster wades through oft misunderstood history of Venitian floods.    

The Longaberger Co. in Newark, Ohio has finally been sold
"The seven-story, 180,000-square-foot building opened in 1997 as the headquarters of the Longaberger Co., which makes baskets and pottery. It was designed by NBBJ and Korda Nemeth Engineering to resemble the company’s biggest seller, the Longaberger Medium Market Basket." more at The Architect's Newspaper 

Official Standard Time Zones in the world (Hellerick/Wikimedia Commons)
Chicago: The Birthplace of America's Time Zones and Time Zones by the Numbers by Whet Moser
"Not only did Chicago have its own local time, it may not have been always correct; meanwhile, trains were running into the city through a tangle of local time zones governed by different time sources." more at Chicago Magazine and Quartz 

Piazza San Marco during acqua alta, 1963

Venice Isn't Sinking, It's Flooding by James Taylor Foster

"While acqua alta (high water) is little more than a fascination for visitors, it is an accepted inconvenience for those who live with it: ground floor doors must be sealed with barriers, boots and dungarees have to be fished out of the closet and, if the water is particularly high, boats are unable to pass beneath the lower of the city’s bridges until the water subsides." more at James Taylor Foster's Website