Archive | December 12, 2012

African American architect and political pioneer: Harvey Gantt design firm sold to New York-based company

December 12, 2012

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Gantt architecture design firm, a designer of key Charlotte buildings, is sold By Kerry Singe The Charlotte Observer Gantt Huberman Architects, the firm that built such Charlotte landmarks as Transamerica Square and ImaginOn, has been sold to a New York-based company. The firm, founded by former Charlotte Mayor Harvey Gantt and business partner Jeff Huberman, […]

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Did you know? A once-in-a-lifetime date 12-12-12

December 12, 2012

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A once-in-a-lifetime date 12/12/12 Today will be the last such triple date until January 1, 2101. The Gregorian calendar came into use in Europe on February 24, 1582 when Pope Gregory XIII signed decree signed the papal bull. Many places around the world do not use only the Gregorian calendar. Japan adopted the Gregorian calendar […]

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Iran, Russia mulling cooperation in electric train project

December 12, 2012

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Iran, Russia mulling cooperation in electric train project Tehran Times Iranian and Russian railway companies are discussing plans to cooperate in launching a project for electrifying Garmsar-Gorgan and Tehran-Mashhad railway lines in Northern and Northeastern Iran.”After the electric train of Tabriz-Azarshahr railway line was inaugurated, a meeting was held with the Russian railway company’s managing-director […]

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