Have you ever noticed that the human skeleton seems to always be smiling. Perhaps the guy, or girl down-under knows how critical it is to some many different aspects of human life. In this station the parallel is drawn between core city infrastructure that provides foundations for other functions that operate in and around that core. Just like the skeleton, this infrastructure provides for shape, support, movement, protection, storage and many other aspects of a city’s operation.
The skeleton of a human baby at birth has approximately 300 bones. Some of these bones fuse together ultimately resulting in 206 bones in an adult human. There are as many as nine different functions that are attributed to the bones that make up our skeleton. The human skeleton has special features, such as opposable thumbs and walking erect on two legs, which makes man unique and highly functional among all animal species. To appreciate these we take a look at the functions of the skeleton