Is this guy listening for approaching aircraft?
Capitalism: We shoot at you, we rule you, we fool you, we eat for you. Workers: We feed you all.
The world’s longest pedestrian suspension bridge just opened in Sochi National Park, Russia. It’s not really meant to serve your daily commute, though – the bridge is part of the AJ Hackett Sochi Skypark. The 1,800-foot-long bridge was built over a 650 foot chasm and it attracts bungee jumpers and sightseers alike.
56 Leonard Street tower, Manhattan.
The Alexico Group in the mid-2000s demolished New York Law School’s four story Mendik Library in anticipation of building an 820-foot tower at 56 Leonard Street at the corner of Church Street.
Work on the Alexico site halted for four years during the housing crisis, but has started again with a rush. Through the magic of the zoning resolution Alexico is building an 820-foot residential tower.
The tower, called iconic by Alexico, will rise in twisting layouts that have cantilevered apartments projecting in dizzy cascades.
San Gimignano, Italy.
Old City is enclosed with 13th-century walls. The Towers and House-Towers belonged to the old merchant and financier aristocracy, who competed with one another through their massive buildings rising above all the others. Some of them are perfectly preserved, while others were demolished when one family prevailed over another.