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iCandy: Bridges, Beams, and Bots in Bands

France’s vertical lift bridge, Nicaraguans bridging the laptop divide, and a true heavy metal band

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iCandy: Bridges, Beams, and Bots in Bands
Photo: Ivan Alvarado/Reuters

Photo: Arief Priyono/Barcroft Media/Landov
Books transported in shipping containers? Makes sense. But the designers of the Amin Library in Batu, Indonesia, thought the giant metal boxes would make a good structural element in the construction of a building meant to store books and host readers. The eight-room, three-level library and educational center, which offers views over the treetops and other local buildings, has over 6000 books in its collection.

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