Home renovation frozen in time reveals Roman building technique

The ancient building site at Pompeii. (Credit: Italy Ministry of Culture via CNN Newsource)

Rome (CNN) — Archaeologists excavating the site of Pompeii have uncovered an ancient building site, revealing Roman construction techniques used by builders at the time, according to the Italian Ministry of Culture.

The ancient Roman city of Pompeii was home to up to 20,000 people before it was destroyed in the 79 AD eruption, which was visible from more than 40 kilometers (25 miles) away. More

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Canoga Park’s Madrid Theatre, long under renovation, to open by end of 2025 – Daily News

The Madrid Theater is expected to open at the end of next year as the Canoga Park Arts District is gradually taking shape around it.

The city-owned theater has been under construction, said Jake Flynn, a spokesman for LA City Councilmember Bob Blumenfield, who represents Canoga Park. “That project is moving forward.”

Located at the center of historic Antique Row in Canoga Park, its 440-seat theater was once known as “the largest theater on the smallest piece of land in the United States,” according to its website.

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    The renovations to the Madrid Theater in Canoga Park on Sherman Way continue

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Furman Athletics Announces Major Renovations to Timmons Arena

Rendering of Timmons Arena at Furman University.

Furman’s Timmons Arena, the basketball home of the Paladins for nearly three decades, will undergo a major renovation and reopen in the fall of 2025, Furman Vice President of Intercollegiate Athletics Jason Donnelly announced today at a news conference on campus.

The $40 million donor-funded renovation will transform Timmons Arena into a first-class, state-of-the-art facility that will dramatically enhance the game day experience for Furman’s loyal fans and students and stand among the best arenas in college basketball at its size and scale.

The renovations are scheduled to begin in April 2024 and

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Support for renovation and reuse of historic airport hangars soars

SANTA BARBARA, Calif.-Historic airport hangars drew a crowd at the Airport Commission meeting. t

The General Western Aero Hangars Restoration Analysis Study was presented to the Airport Commission.

The commission learned about its environmental review, and efforts to include the public in the discussion.

Some people consider the original hangars part of local aviation history.

When General Western Aircraft Corp. moved to Goleta in the 1930s Frederick Stearns built the hangers.

Stearns is the namesake for the Santa Barbara Wharf.

Historians say the hangars were used to build the first propeller planes.

One of those propellers is by the old

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Photos: Inside the John Gumm Renovation and Improvement Project | News

There has been substantial progress in the John Gumm Renovation and Improvement Project. In preparation for a fall move Columbia County hosted a media briefing to provide an update.

The event featured speakers included Columbia County Commissioner Casey Garrett, St. Helens Mayor Rick Scholl, Paul Vogel, Executive Director of the Columbia Economic Team, and Brandon Sundeen, Vice President of the Columbia County Museum Association Board of Directors. Each speaker highlighted the importance of revitalizing the John Gumm School Building, a vital part of the downtown St. St. Helens National Historic District.

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University of Missouri plans $250 million renovation of Memorial Stadium

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — The University of Missouri is planning a $250 million renovation of Memorial Stadium.

The Memorial Stadium Improvements Project, expected to be completed by the 2026 season, will further enclose the north end of the stadium and add a variety of new premium seating options. The field-level Bunker Club in the south end zone will be converted to a team recruiting center, with upgrades to restrooms, concessions and the sound system among other changes.

The university’s Board of Curators unanimously approved the hiring of Kansas City architectural firm DLR Group on Wednesday to handle the project.


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Looking to renovate your home? HGTV’s ‘Renovation Aloha’ hosts share their top tips

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) – Tristyn and Kamohai Kalama never dreamed they’d one day be hosting their own show on HGTV.

“It wasn’t on the goal board,” Tristyn said. “It wasn’t something we set out to do. And so having cameras follow your business and your journey is definitely all the things. It’s exciting, it’s stressful, it’s fun, it’s crazy.”

Their new series, “Renovation Aloha,” which premiered on Feb. 20, focuses on the Kalamas’ business of buying some of the grungiest, most rundown properties on Oahu and transforming them into beautiful homes for local families.


It wasn’t always easy for Tristyn

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Home renovation goes viral in West Vancouver

When Jenna Phipps started an Instagram site documenting the renovation of an abandoned house she and her boyfriend bought she never expected it to go viral.

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Since buying an abandoned house on a rocky bluff in West Vancouver in September,

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