The White City - Ashgabat Skip to main content

The White City - Ashgabat


Turkmenistan, heard of this country? 
Ya, this is a Central Asian Country and has very less tourist visiting. This Country is also wealthy among the other country in the region as it has 4th largest natural gas reserves. It was once a part of USSR and extincts can be seen in their cities structure. The country capital Ashgabat, is one of the most adorable city to see.
Turkmenistan capital city Ashgabat
The Building here are made of Pure White Marble. There are more than 100+ building standing straight out of the plain strata of the city and shines in the morning and the lighting makes the whole city look like Las Vegas with colorful lighting. The Government building are also made of White Marble and you can see that they use the 8 corner star as the worship symbol and they say that it shows the 8 path to god. Really you can see that every where in the city right from the skyscrapers, railing, walls and decorative arts.
Turkmnistan city
The city was founded in 1881 under the USSR and in that regime it was called Poltoratsk. The city was destroyed in earthquake in 1948 and was rebuilt again and called the White City, the urban renewal project. There you cannot find any other colored car other than white color because it is a White City.
Turkmenistan Capital
Constitution Monument
You will see many strange White Structures of Marble and Golden Statues. Here you will find a Indoor Ferris Wheel which is also registered in Guinness Book of World Records, which costed $90 million. The is a 600 ft Constitution Monument in Ashgabat where you can see soldiers standing at the base. There is a building where wedding ceremony takes place, called Palace of Happiness which looks out of this world.
Turkmenistan capital Ashgabat
Palace of Happiness


Popular posts from this blog

Great Man-Made River (GMR)

Libya's Great Man Made River: The Great Man-Made River in Libya is one of the most ambitious Civil Engineering Project in history of mankind.  In the year 1953, the Libya Government found out not only vast oil reserves but also vast quantity of fresh water locked under the strata, most of the water was trapped around 7000-30000 years ago which is divided in 4 different basins. The first basin is named Kufra basin which is neat Egypt Border which covers almost 35000 sq kilometer which is quite deep around 2000 m deep. The other basin is in Sirte Basin which cover 10000 sq kilometer, third in Murzuk Basin and the last in Jabal Fezzan Basin covering 4800 sq kilometers area.  The GMR project will be used to transfer water to North of the country to provide water for irrigation purpose for more than 6 million  people. This will be a changing point  for Libya and the Colonel Muammar Gaddafi called it the Eighth Wonder of World. The work started in 1984 of the project and estimated to be

DDSS - Roof Truss

Design Of Roof Truss: If load from purlin, false ceiling etc are applied in between the nodes, then principal rafters or main ties are designed for combined stresses from bending and axial loads. IS 800 - 2007 provides general design procedure for the angle Purlins conforming to steel grade of Fe 410 of O, S, W  and not exceeding slope more than 30 degree based on live load of 750 N/m2. Loads on Trusses: Dead Load, Live Load, Wind Load and Snow Load are types of loads on the truss. The main in Design of Truss in small truss and some Industrial Truss. Dead Load (DL): If spacing of Truss is 4 m and pitch of truss is 1:4 then self weight of the truss is taken as, w = (l/3+6) of plan area .... in kN/m2. Then add all the dead loads with this such as GI sheet, AC sheet and Purlins weight. Then multiply with the plan area to get the actual DL. Live Load(LL): If the angle is less than 10 degree, then the LL will be directly taken as 750 N/m2. If slope of truss is more than 10 degree, live load

Timber Buildings !?

 Why do we need a timber building? Yes, timber buildings. As on earth human population is on an exponential rise, many and many people are trying to get home in a city where they have easy excess for the workplace for their own living. In the near future, as the population gets more concentrated in cities more and more structures I mean Tall Structures need to be built. Loading Bearing and Comparison So now architects and builders have opted for the old Technic of using timber as a building material eliminating concrete and steel. Yes, it is very hard to find this amount of trees but not impossible. It can be grown and regrown as needed. Many projects have been in progress of this idea and it reduces about 75% of carbon emission as compared to concrete and steel structure. Using timber coming directly from the forest doesn't have the appropriate strength required for a high-rise building. So designers came up with the new idea of CLT i.e. Cross Laminate Tim