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Kiwirob
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Re: Idea for an Observation Tower in Fort Worth

Fri Sep 24, 2021 5:34 am

ArchGuy1 wrote:
Aaron747 wrote:
Observation towers do well when there’s interesting things to see out the window. This is Ft. Worth...come on now :lol:

I actually have a good idea as a lot of people thought the London Eye would not work for London, but had become the most visited paid tourist attraction in Britain.


You can't compare Fort Worth and London, the London Eye gives a fantastic view over most of a historically important city, the only other observation tower in the city with as good a view is the now closed Post Office Tower.
 
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Re: Idea for an Observation Tower in Fort Worth

Fri Sep 24, 2021 6:19 am

I've missed these threads of fantasy, it's been a while.

Without looking it up (I can't be bothered right now), is the London Eye really the most visited attraction/landmark in Britain? I mean, we have so many better things to go look at and experience just in London alone before you start looking at the great stuff elsewhere in the country.
 
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Re: Idea for an Observation Tower in Fort Worth

Fri Sep 24, 2021 6:47 am

BlueberryWheats wrote:
I've missed these threads of fantasy, it's been a while.

Without looking it up (I can't be bothered right now), is the London Eye really the most visited attraction/landmark in Britain? I mean, we have so many better things to go look at and experience just in London alone before you start looking at the great stuff elsewhere in the country.


That would be a negative - depending on the year and source, it seems the winners are either the Tower of London, British Museum, or the Royal Botanical Gardens
 
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Re: Idea for an Observation Tower in Fort Worth

Fri Sep 24, 2021 1:14 pm

First thing Fort Worth can do is to increase development density and attract people building something interesting there, I guess?
 
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Re: Idea for an Observation Tower in Fort Worth

Fri Sep 24, 2021 1:24 pm

Aaron747 wrote:
BlueberryWheats wrote:
I've missed these threads of fantasy, it's been a while.

Without looking it up (I can't be bothered right now), is the London Eye really the most visited attraction/landmark in Britain? I mean, we have so many better things to go look at and experience just in London alone before you start looking at the great stuff elsewhere in the country.


That would be a negative - depending on the year and source, it seems the winners are either the Tower of London, British Museum, or the Royal Botanical Gardens
It's the most visited Ferris Wheel on the banks of the Thames in London... :D
 
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Re: Idea for an Observation Tower in Fort Worth

Fri Sep 24, 2021 1:27 pm

I think the OP should read up on the historical significance of the Gateway Arch. It isn't just an observation deck.
 
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Re: Idea for an Observation Tower in Fort Worth

Fri Sep 24, 2021 1:39 pm

Well, if the Panther Island boondoggle is ever completed, there would be a development project masquerading as a flood control project with a healthy dose of nepotism thrown in to observe. I suspect it will resemble a drainage canal though.
 
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Summit One Vanderbilt in New York City

Fri Dec 17, 2021 1:33 am

On October 21, a new observation deck called Summitt One Vanderbilt was opened near the top of One Vanderbilt in New York City with a number of important officials in attendance. This unique attraction includes a multimedia immersive experience called Air and thrill experiences like Levitation and Ascent. There are also mirrored ceilings and floors, along with floor to ceiling glass windows. Levitation consists of two glass boxes that extends out from the building and look down toward Madison Avenue. Ascent is a pair of glass elevators that take visitors even higher than a standard experience, up to 1,210 feet (368 meters). This is an observation deck that is like nothing seen anywhere else and poised to become one of New York City's most popular attractions.
https://rew-online.com/summit-observato ... anderbilt/
https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.afar.c ... in-nyc/amp
 
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Re: Summit One Vanderbilt in New York City

Fri Dec 17, 2021 1:56 am

Not a chance in a billion, you’re catching me up there. Heights are terrifying.
 
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Re: Summit One Vanderbilt in New York City

Fri Dec 17, 2021 2:03 am

The mirrors are a bit much, but the photo of the kids in the box glass is pretty cool. Still not very inspiring compared to the Grand Canyon walk.
 
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Re: Summit One Vanderbilt in New York City

Fri Dec 31, 2021 3:29 am

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Not a chance in a billion, you’re catching me up there. Heights are terrifying.

Have you been up any tall structures and if so, what were they like?
 
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Re: Summit One Vanderbilt in New York City

Fri Dec 31, 2021 8:42 am

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Not a chance in a billion, you’re catching me up there. Heights are terrifying.


You must be petrified every time you fly.
 
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Re: Summit One Vanderbilt in New York City

Fri Dec 31, 2021 2:23 pm

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Re: Summit One Vanderbilt in New York City

Fri Dec 31, 2021 2:25 pm

Kiwirob wrote:
GalaxyFlyer wrote:
Not a chance in a billion, you’re catching me up there. Heights are terrifying.


You must be petrified every time you fly.
I'm the same way. I'm afraid of heights but being on a plane doesn't bother me in the least. My brother (a retired DL CAPT) is also like that. He says it isn't so much a fear of heights, as a fear of falling. I think that makes sense. On a related note, I took a cruise out of NYC a few weeks ago and was surprised (and disappointed) that the Empire State Building no longer stood out on the skyline.
 
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Re: Summit One Vanderbilt in New York City

Fri Dec 31, 2021 2:51 pm

johns624 wrote:
Kiwirob wrote:
GalaxyFlyer wrote:
Not a chance in a billion, you’re catching me up there. Heights are terrifying.


You must be petrified every time you fly.
I'm the same way. I'm afraid of heights but being on a plane doesn't bother me in the least. My brother (a retired DL CAPT) is also like that. He says it isn't so much a fear of heights, as a fear of falling. I think that makes sense. On a related note, I took a cruise out of NYC a few weeks ago and was surprised (and disappointed) that the Empire State Building no longer stood out on the skyline.

Have you personally been to the top of any iconic structures yourself?
 
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Re: Summit One Vanderbilt in New York City

Fri Dec 31, 2021 10:52 pm

johns624 wrote:
Kiwirob wrote:
GalaxyFlyer wrote:
Not a chance in a billion, you’re catching me up there. Heights are terrifying.


You must be petrified every time you fly.
I'm the same way. I'm afraid of heights but being on a plane doesn't bother me in the least. My brother (a retired DL CAPT) is also like that. He says it isn't so much a fear of heights, as a fear of falling. I think that makes sense. On a related note, I took a cruise out of NYC a few weeks ago and was surprised (and disappointed) that the Empire State Building no longer stood out on the skyline.


More to the point, the fear of jumping into the abyss. Petrifying and very compelling.
 
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Height of the Eiffel Tower Increased

Tue Mar 15, 2022 8:07 pm

On Tuesday, a modification to the antenna increased the height of the Eiffel Tower from 1,063 feet (324 meters) to 1,083 feet (330 meters). This is an integral part of advancing science and the new antenna peice was hoisted by helicopter. The tower was 1,024 feet (312 meters) when it opened in 1889. It is a really big development for the famous tower and a great example of the use of bragging rights.
https://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/wi ... a-83457868
 
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Re: Height of the Eiffel Tower Increased

Tue Mar 15, 2022 8:45 pm

ArchGuy1 wrote:
On Tuesday, a modification to the antenna increased the height of the Eiffel Tower from 1,063 feet (324 meters) to 1,083 feet (330 meters). This is an integral part of advancing science and the new antenna peice was hoisted by helicopter. The tower was 1,024 feet (312 meters) when it opened in 1889. It is a really big development for the famous tower and a great example of the use of bragging rights.
https://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/wi ... a-83457868


Not really, the actual tower is still 300meters tall and the rest is just the antenna. Giving a tall building a slightly taller antenna then the previous one isn't really a big development.
 
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The Grandscape Wheel

Wed Apr 20, 2022 7:30 pm

On September 10, 2021, a 180 foot tall ferris wheel was opened at the Grandscape development in The Colony, which is a suburb of Dallas. The wheel is 180 feet tall and features 42 gondolas, each seating up to 8 people. Very exciting attraction for The Colony and the DFW area.
https://www.dallasnews.com/arts-enterta ... he-colony/
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