This subterranean metro station in Budapest is an epic cave of concrete stalagmites.
Stephen Jay Gould & Richard Lewontin’s 1979 article “The spandrels of San Marco and the Panglossian paradigm: a critique of the adaptationist programme” is one of the most widely-discussed papers in evolutionary biology over the last 40 years (cited over 3700 times according to Google Scholar). Probably every graduate student in evolution reads it, as well they should, both because of its historical importance and because it’s creative and intentionally provocative. Arguing about “Spandrels”, as the paper is colloquially known, is a good mental workout.*
Oracle's Larry Ellison in Tree Dispute
In a trial set to begin June 6, the billionaire plans to take neighbors to state Superior Court in San Francisco over how their trees have obstructed his floor-to-ceiling views of San Francisco Bay.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopediaarchitect Leslie Rebanks, the Wittington Tower is a 20-storey octagonal tower located at 22 St. Clair Avenue East. It was completed in 1975 and its design received international acclaim and won several design awards. Part of the Weston Centre, the top two floors are occupied by the headquarters of George Weston Ltd., owner of the Loblaws chain. George Weston Ltd. occupies five full floors in the building. Wittington Properties occupies the majority of the fourth floor. Loblaw Co. Ltd is no longer located in the building.
 StructureThe horizontal members, called spandrels and separated by windows of tinted glass, are made of stainless steel, while the vertical members, mullions, are of aluminum.
A stalactite (UK //, US //; from the Greek stalasso, (σταλάσσω), "to drip" and meaning "that which drips") is a type of speleothem (secondary mineral) that hangs from the ceiling of limestone caves. It is a type of dripstone. The corresponding formation on the floor of the cave is known as a stalagmite
- span • drel
- spandrels (複数形)
1 《建築》三角小間(こま)：2つのアーチにはさまれた部分.2 《切手》隅の装飾. （またspán・dril）