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3/3/2015

Palacio de los Deportes

Mexico City, Mexico

19°24′19″N 99°5′59″W

 

Palacio de los Deportes is an indoor sports complex in Mexico City, Mexico. Constructed for the 1968 Olympic Games, the venue has a seating capacity of 20,000 for sporting events and 26,000 for concerts. The domed roof of the building consists of hyperbolic paraboloids (saddle-like shapes) of aluminum covered with waterproof, copper-sheathed plywood.


 

3/2/2015

Residential development

Cape Coral, Florida, USA

26.604391044°, -81.958473340°

 

Residential development surrounds the waterways of Cape Coral, Florida, USA. With more than 400 miles (640 kilometers) of navigable channels, the total length of the canals in this "Waterfront Wonderland" is the greatest of any single city in the world.



 

3/1/2015

Salar de Atacama

Atacama Desert, Chile

-23.485147032°, -68.343292356°

 

 

The Salar de Atacama is a series of evaporation ponds in the Atacama Desert of Chile. With no historical record of rainfall in some parts of the region, it is considered to be one of the driest places on Earth. Mineral-rich brines —water with a high percentage of dissolved salts — are pumped via underground wells into large, shallow evaporation ponds like those seen here. The subsurface brines of the Atacama are particularly rich in lithium salts, an essential component used in the production of batteries and medicines.

 


 

2/28/2015

Stuyvesant Town / Peter Cooper Village

New York City, New York, USA

40°43′54″N 73°58′40″W

 

The apartment complexes of Stuyvesant Town and Peter Cooper Village in New York City have a combined total of 110 residential buildings, 11,250 apartments, and more than 25,000 residents.


 

2/27/2015

Terraced Agriculture

Lanzhou, China

36.002645285°, 103.552504602°

 

Snow-covered, terraced fields swirl on the mountains outside of Lanzhou, China. Used on steep terrain to farm crops that require irrigation (such as rice), the structure of the terraces decreases erosion and surface runoff.


 

2/26/2015

Terminal 1, Charles de Gaulle Airport

Paris, France

49°00′35″N 002°32′52″E

 

Terminal 1 at Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris was designed by Paul Andreu in the image of an octopus. While the buildings circular center houses key operations such as check-in and baggage claim, the gates are housed in seven satellite buildings connected via underground walkways. Ultimately, because passengers were disappointed that Terminal 1’s layout does not allow for clear viewing of airplanes outside, more traditional designs were implemented for CDG terminals 2 and 3.


 

2/25/2015

Guitar Forest

Laboulaye, Argentina

-33.868242,-63.986306

 

A guitar-shaped forest - more than one kilometer in length - is visible outside the city of Laboulaye, Argentina. For years, a couple by the name of Pedro Ureta and Graciela Yraizoz discussed the idea of creating such a design. However, when Graciela suddenly passed away, Pedro and their four children planted 7,000 cypress (the body of the instrument) and eucalyptus (the strings) trees in her honor. The guitar was her favorite instrument.


 

2/24/2015

Lake Oroville

Butte County, California, USA

39.544224220°, -121.445935802°

 

Moored boats float peacefully on the calm waters of Lake Oroville in Butte County, California. At 3.4 square miles, the lake is the second largest reservoir in California.


 

2/23/2015

Square Mile

London, England, United Kingdom

51.5155°N 0.0922°W

 

Check out this incredible aerial shot of the Square Mile in London, sent to us by @jasonhawkes. The Square Mile refers to the (1.12 square mile) portion of the city that serves as a major center of business and finance. While the area only has 7,000 permanent residents, more than 300,000 make the daily commute into the area for work. You can check out more of Jason's shots here.


 

2/22/2015

Port of Long Beach

Long Beach, California

33.754185°N 118.216458°W

 

At the Port of Long Beach in California, a prolonged labor dispute between the longshoremen’s union and ship owners has brought crippling delays to sea freight in and out of the United States. The hold up is wreaking havoc for retailers, food companies, farmers and manufacturers. For example, in order to bypass the shipping logjam and address a global shortage of French fries, McDonald’s flew 1,000 tons of frozen fries to Japan.


 

2/21/2015

Marabe Al Dhafra

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

23.608071195°, 53.697857178°

 

The villas of Marabe Al Dhafra in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates are home to approximately 2,000 people.


 

2/20/2015

Umbrella Beaches

Viareggio, Italy

43.850180858°, 10.241461219°

 

The sub-zero temperatures of NYC have got us dreaming about the umbrella covered beaches of Viareggio, Italy. The city maintains an average temperature of 70.7 °F (21.5 °C) throughout the year. 


 

2/19/2015

Tianguis

Mexico City, Mexico

19.428043738°, -99.040952890°

 

A colorful, open-air market known as a tianguis appears along the Avenida Bordo de Xochiaca in Mexico City. It is estimated that there are 1,300 tianguis in the city, with 50,000 participating merchants.


 

2/18/2015

Arc de Triomphe

Paris, France

48.8738°N 2.2950°E

 

The Arc de Triomphe is located at the center of twelve radiating avenues in Paris, France. Because of numerous delays, including the abdication of Napoleon, construction of the monument took nearly 30 years to complete.


 

2/17/2015

Construction of the Crescent Dunes Solar Energy Project

Tonopah, Nevada, USA

38°14′N 117°22′W

 

The Crescent Dunes Solar Energy Project is under construction near Tonopah, Nevada. Once completed it will power up to 75,000 homes during peak electricity periods. So how does it work? The project will use 17,500 heliostat mirrors to collect and focus the sun's thermal energy to heat molten salt flowing through a 540-foot (160 m) tall solar power tower. The molten salt then circulates from the tower to a storage 


 

2/15/2015

Rub' al Khali or The Empty Quarter

Saudi Arabia

22.126339257°, 55.253358696°

 

Rub' al Khali or The Empty Quarter is the largest sand desert in the world, covering 650,000 square kilometers in Saudi Arabia, Oman, Yemen, and the UAE. In the center of the region there are a number of raised, hardened formations that were once the sites of shallow lakes thousands of years ago. This Overview here is captured in Saudi Arabia near the border with Oman. A collection of trailers and roads leading to the site are also visible at center.


 

Valentine's Day

Lover's Island

Galešnjak, Croatia

43°58′41.24″N 15°23′1.14″E

 

Happy Valentine’s Day! Galesnjak - commonly known as “Lover’s Island” - is a naturally occurring, heart-shaped isle off the coast of Croatia.


 

2/13/2015

Gezira Scheme

Khartoum, Sudan

14°30′N 33°10′E

 

The Gezira Scheme is one of the largest irrigation projects in the world, situated at the confluence of the Blue and White Nile Rivers near the city of Khartoum, Sudan. Because the soil slopes away from the rivers, water naturally flows through 2,700 miles of irrigation canals with gravity. The project covers a total 3,400 square miles, approximately half of the country's total land under irrigation.



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