Archive for November, 2014

November 28, 2014

Making the 1980s HBO Intro

If you’ve ever seen 1980s HBO, you’ve seen this intro. Enjoy this fascinating (and extremely dated – I mean, they had to physically create a bronze HBO!) making-of.

As a young kid, seeing the camera go inside the “O” with the spinning lasers was one of the coolest things I’ve ever seen.

November 17, 2014

The $135 Million Oopsie

This is a pretty fascinating image.

NOAA-N'_accident

It’s the NOAA-19 weather satellite that accidentally tipped over during manufacture in 2003. Repairs cost $135 million dollars. Can you imagine?

Via Gizmodo

Dynamic Target Tracking Camera

This video gives new meaning to “keep your eye on the ball.”

November 11, 2014

First Steps in One World Trade Center

I’ve been literally watching One World Trade Center take shape since construction started. So today when I got the chance to spend a few moments in the building for the first time, I excitedly snapped a few photos with my phone.

The lobby is huge and gorgeous. It smells like a mixture of “new car smell” and fresh paint.

Security was very nice but not very subtle. When I entered from the street a few large (but kind) men slowly descended upon me and guided me to the main security desk.

Once past security I was in the elevator bank. The elevator buttons are presented on a touch screen, and you’re only shown the floors relevant to you.

Inside, the elevators don’t have many buttons.

Welcome to New York. Welcome to New York.

From inside the building, the only subtle reminder you’re in such an iconic piece of architecture (besides the view) are the gradually sloping corners, which are a cross section of the building’s overall unique geometry.

Not a bad view.