2008 marked the centenary of the founding of the Institution of Structural Engineers, the world’s leading professional body for structural engineering. To acknowledge this milestone, Realising Dreams celebrated the history of structural engineering in Brisbane.
The exhibition revealed the stories behind some of Brisbane’s best-known and loved landmarks: the ingenious design of Brisbane’s bridges and the structural systems that enable our skyline to grow ever taller. Treasures such as the huge World War Two igloos at Archerfield aerodrome; Brisbane’s world-class sports stadiums, and the television towers that glow atop Mt Coot-tha were featured in this display.
Realising Dreams was produced by the Museum of Brisbane and the Institution of Structural Engineering Australian Division Centenary Committee, with valuable assistance from the Heritage Panel, Engineers Australia.