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Re: (Famous) Cities / Places / Sights Questions and Discussion Thread - 2019

Tue Oct 08, 2019 4:37 pm

ArchGuy1 wrote:
B777LRF wrote:
On the other hand there's the little mermaid in the harbour of Copenhagen. Don't. Just don't.

Why is The Little Mermaid in Copenhagen so famous.


Cool (though surprisingly small in person) statue in a prominent location with a cute story behind it.
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Re: Skyliner Gondola at Walt Disney World Stalled

Tue Oct 08, 2019 4:38 pm

And why is this minor news story of particular interest to a wide variety of people from many different countries that visit ANet?

ANet is not a news site.
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Re: Skyliner Gondola at Walt Disney World Stalled

Tue Oct 08, 2019 4:56 pm

Brick wrote:
And why is this minor news story of particular interest to a wide variety of people from many different countries that visit ANet?


Slow news day?

Brick wrote:
ANet is not a news site.


It's not a political site either, yet people feel the need to post threads discussing, at great length, all the possible implications of every little sneeze, burp, and fart that comes out of the US White House. If a thread doesn't interest you, don't post in it and it'll sink down to page two soon enough.
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Re: Gwadar

Tue Oct 08, 2019 9:05 pm

FGITD wrote:
ArchGuy1 wrote:
The Burj al Arab was built in 1999, not 2010.


You are of course correct, got myself mixed up after going down a Wikipedia wormhole of skyscrapers. Very interesting stuff.

However I think it still stands to reason that the Burj al Arab wasn't a case of someone plopping down a luxury hotel on an artificial island off the coast of some unknown city.

Regardless, I hardly think a 12 story mixed apartment/commercial building in Gwadar is comparable to a 56 story, $1 billion luxury hotel on its own island.

It was actually the Burj Khalifa that was completed in 2010.
 
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Re: (Famous) Cities / Places / Sights Questions and Discussion Thread - 2019

Wed Oct 09, 2019 4:40 am

ArchGuy1 wrote:
B777LRF wrote:
On the other hand there's the little mermaid in the harbour of Copenhagen. Don't. Just don't.

Why is The Little Mermaid in Copenhagen so famous.


Hans Christian Andersen, author of fairytales.
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Re: (Famous) Cities / Places / Sights Questions and Discussion Thread - 2019

Thu Oct 10, 2019 11:25 pm

The renovated 102nd floor observation deck of the Empire State Building is reopening this Saturday.
https://www.apnews.com/50f9c2ee18f342329d55a3c6e51eac0d
 
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Newly Renovated 102nd Floor Observation Deck of the Empire State Building

Sat Oct 12, 2019 10:38 pm

The newly renovated 102nd floor observation deck of the Empire State Building reopened today and has floor to ceiling glass walls. It also has glass elevators from the 86th floor observation deck and is part of a four phase renovation project.
https://www.travelandleisure.com/attrac ... ation-open

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