Dubai and my fascination with the Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building (not owned by Wiz), have been highlighted here before.
Film-maker Gerald Donovan shot one picture every 30 seconds for 28 hours. He says that “the light going down the Burj Khalifa at the start of the video [you can see the light line going down through the whole tower] is a reflection of the full moon setting. Later in the video, you can see the sun reflection doing the same thing as it sets.”
You’ll get there aboard an elevator capable of traveling 1,250 feet in 60 seconds, see an attraction that will conclude with the raising of a curtain to reveal stunning 360-degree views of New York City.
Joe McNally of National Geographic climbed to the top of the Burj Khalifa (no, Wiz doesn’t own it) in Dubai. It’s 2,690 feet up. About half a mile. He stepped out onto the edge. And he looked straight down.
Why? Because he’s
an idiot a gutsy photographer.
This is a beautiful, amazing photo retrospective of one of the greatest buildings in the United States, a throwback to the Gilded Age. New York City’s Grand Central Terminal.
This photo, one of dozens on the Atlantic site, might be one of the most famous American photos ever. (click photos to go large)
Here’s a workman lying on the 11-foot arm of the statue of Mercury.
Check out the construction photos, like the one below, and notice how there are NO skyscrapers around it.
And today, the view out of the Tiffany clock over Park and 42nd.
And so much more. Click through to read.
Titled “This Isn’t the Petition Response You’re Looking For,” the OMB report was a response to a “We the People” petition that called on the federal government to start building a Death Star battle station by 2016.
Highlights (start with the title of the report):
- “The construction of the Death Star has been estimated to cost more than $850,000,000,000,000,000. We’re working hard to reduce the deficit, not expand it.”
- “The Administration does not support blowing up planets.”
- “Why would we spend countless taxpayer dollars on a Death Star with a fundamental flaw that can be exploited by a one-man starship?”
- NASA already has a C3PO – the Commercial Crew and Cargo Program Office
- It further states “Even though the United States doesn’t have anything that can do the Kessel Run in less than 12 parsecs, we’ve got two spacecraft leaving the Solar System and we’re building a probe that will fly to the exterior layers of the Sun.”
It concludes by suggesting that those interested in space pursue education and careers in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) by saying: “If you do pursue a career in a science, technology, engineering or math-related field, the Force will be with us! Remember, the Death Star’s power to destroy a planet, or even a whole star system, is insignificant next to the power of the Force.”
Darth Vader himself later responded:
— Darth Vader (@darthvader) January 12, 2013