Friday, February 12, 2010
Alexander McQueen commited suicide on the eve of his mothers funeral. What a loss, he was an amazing creative designer. I can only imagine the torment he was experiencing. Click here to link to daily mail online for more info about this man and his untimely death.
Thursday, February 11, 2010
This walkway now serves as an aproach to Makinodromo, the famous climbing sector of El Chorro in Spain's Andalucia. The area of El Chorro situated in the south of Spain is renowned amongst travelers and mountain hikers for its stunning scenery and climbs, yet this is not the main attraction on offer, El Chorro is host to one of the most dangerous walkways in the world, built by workers to transport materials between the Chorro and Gaitanejo Falls
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
Tuesday, February 9, 2010
Dubai closes viewing deck on world's tallest building, the Burj Khalifa observation tower. The observation deck is on the 124th floor of the Khalifa Tower in Dubai and has been closed for repairs only a month after it opened.
Emaar Properties, the builder of the tower, said there had been an unexpectedly high number of visitors and problems with the power supply.
photo from Nydailynews.com
Visitors to the tower pay US $100 (UK £64) to visit the viewing deck or, if they pay in advance, about US $30.
It is not known when the viewing platform will reopen.
BURJ KHALIFA IN NUMBERS
95: distance in km at which its spire can be seen
504: rise in metres of its main service lift
57: number of lifts
49: number of office floors
1,044: number of residential apartments
900: length in feet of the fountain at the foot of the tower, the world's tallest performing fountain
28,261: number of glass cladding panels on the exterior of the tower
In pictures: Building the Burj Khalifa
Tower: facts and figures
Dubai opened the tower on 4 January in a blaze of fireworks. Click on link to see video
Click here to view whole article from BBC