Passion for Travel

I have always had a passion for traveling.  I’m not sure if it is the excitement of arriving to a destination or the thrill of knowing you are travelling 500 mph 30,000 feet in the air getting a glimpse of life in other parts of the world.  I love flying and the same goes for sailing and riding in a car.  The first memory I have of seeing the massive buildings in New York City was in a cab looking through a sunroof.  With that being said, traveling can be a hassle if it doesn’t run smoothly.  This is why the Civil industry is important.  The Civil industry builds new roads, metros, railways, tunnels, and repairs the old.  In Florman’s book, he tells about a project in which he had to bid for the repairing of wooden fenders on the Cross Bay Parkway Viaduct in Queens.  To me this is one of the  more challenging projects that he had to face in his story.


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