US Navy Should Think Big To Take Advantage Of Wider Panama Canal. : Weekly News Roundup, April 22nd, 2019

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U.S. Navy Should Think Big To Take Advantage Of Wider Panama Canal

Few constraints have informed U.S. naval thinking longer than the humble lock chambers on the Panama Canal. But after new, larger “Post-Panamax” locks went into service in mid-2016, American naval ship designers are being slow to unlock the potential inherent in the bigger Panama Canal’s super-sized dimensions.

From the day the Panama Canal opened in 1914, America has relied upon the Canal to quickly shift military vessels from one coast to the other. But the Canal also imposed an unalterable rule in U.S. naval vessel design. Most naval ships simply had to fit through the canal. The original Panama Canal dimensions were immutable; Navy ships were built to comply with the canal’s original 320 meter length, 33.53 meter width, and 12.56 meter depth limitations, as well as meet a height constraint imposed by the Bridge of the Americas at Balboa.

Source: Forbes

Eight Panama City architecture studios captured by Marc Goodwin.

Photographer Marc Goodwin has captured the architecture offices of eight firms based in Panama’s capital city for his latest studio photography set.

The Panama City series features a much smaller amount of studios in comparison to Goodwin’s previous sets, which have captured studios in city’s with booming architecture scenes, like Mexico City and Los Angeles.

“This was a fairly small scene with a limited number of studios doing most of the notable projects there,” Goodwin told Dezeen. “In my short time there I felt like I was really able to get a decent picture of the designers of the built environment.”

The photographer, who runs the studio Archmospheres, captured the working environments of eight just before December last year. He said that he found the tropical climate to be both a surprise and challenge.

Source: D Zeen

A New Way to Sail Around Panama’s Caribbean Coast.

Panama’s San Blas archipelago is one of the most beautiful — and pristine — corners of the Caribbean sea.

And now there’s a new way to explore this spectacular chain of islands.

“Our customers will enjoy discovering this serene cruising ground with its remote beaches, quiet and secluded anchorages and due to the Guna people, there are no chain restaurants and hotels dotting the islands,” said Loic Bonnet, founder of Dream Yacht Charter. “It will allow them to disconnect from everyday life and connect to an island paradise untouched by massive tourism.”

Source: Caribbean Journal


Chiriqui on the Rise: How Panama’s west is best for tourism

Panama’s tourism sector is a major reason why the local economy is so strong, but it may surprise you where it’s truly excelling. Far from the hustle and bustle of the capital city, and the tropical islands of the Caribbean coast, Chiriqui has carved a name out for itself as a major go-to destination for tourists.

Some of the biggest draws to Chiriqui are its natural surroundings and ecologically unique mountains and forests. Nature tourism is common in Panama, however Chiriqui is a bit different, which makes it an even bigger draw. Chiriqui has the highest altitudes in the country, giving it a huge array of plant and animal species that you just don’t see anywhere else in Panama. It also has some great adventure tourism opportunities such as hiking, white water rafting, coffee tours, and mountain biking.

Source: POLS Blog


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