#27 Posted on 10.4.05 0108.25 Reposted on: 10.4.12 0112.52
Based on the design of the western stadium looking a lot like Gillette seating charts, I think they're tearing down Foxboro Stadium.
Other stuff I noticed: - I guess that's the Linc under construction. The Phillies' park is still a big vacant lot. - Only grainy, faraway stills in Green Bay, Cincinnati, Nashville - Soldier Field was completely destroyed... must be early 2002. - That pic of San Fran during a game is just plain cool. - The St. Louis pick is old, from the TWA Dome days. So, 2002 at the latest. - Reliant Stadium still under construction. - Arrowhead is in the middle of freaking nowhere.
Honestly, I could spend hours poking around. The biggest kick I had was click-and-dragging from Dolphins Stadium, up the Turnpike, exiting on two expressways, and finding my house. I guess I get a big kick out of the Interstate interchanges... you really don't appreciate the beauty of their construction until you see them from above. I go through this monstrosity every day, but never think of it as more than a quick exit.
I would have expected more high-resolution detail over a greater expanse, but they have done their best with what they have. I am sure that Digital Globe, who is providing the data via MDA will give them more up-to-date data as requested.
This is actually the smoothly running (ha!) completed version.
Originally posted by Interstate-Guide.comBetween May 1987 and December 2003, the Interstate 70/Interstate 25 interchange (locally known as the "Mousetrap") was reconstructed to its current configuration at a cost of $269 million. This project provided for the reconstruction of several segments of Interstate 70 in its approaches to Interstate 25. The last section that was completed was the Interstate 70 viaduct from Brighton Boulevard west to Interstate 25. Built in 1951 when Interstate 70 was known as East 46th Avenue, the Mousetrap grew to connect to Interstate 70 in the mid-1960s and later became a source of traffic delays due to a design that was inadequate to handle traffic volumes in excess of 416,000 vehicles annually through the interchange.
That's right folks - the Mousetrap was under constant construction for SIXTEEN YEARS. What a traffic nightmare.
I wish I could remember where in West Virginia this was, but one of my construction buddies showed me a picture of this GIGANTIC interstate on-ramp clover leaf that was in the middle of nowhere. Mutliple lanes and multiple loops for absolutely no one to drive on.
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#35 Posted on 11.4.05 2228.39 Reposted on: 11.4.12 2228.45
Originally posted by JaguarI wish I could remember where in West Virginia this was, but one of my construction buddies showed me a picture of this GIGANTIC interstate on-ramp clover leaf that was in the middle of nowhere. Mutliple lanes and multiple loops for absolutely no one to drive on.
(edited by Jaguar on 11.4.05 2316)
That sounds like Corridor H in the Eastern part of WV in the mountains.
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#39 Posted on 12.4.05 1124.04 Reposted on: 12.4.12 1126.07
I'm having trouble trying to look at Rome. After the Pope's death I re-read Angels and Demons, some of the points they reference must look pretty good from satellite, I was wondering how well they lined up.