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Old 20th Oct 2015, 08:04
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Over to you Bush.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metropol_Parasol
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Old 20th Oct 2015, 08:24
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I have to be elsewhere, so I've deleted this and will repost it another time. OH.

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Old 20th Oct 2015, 21:50
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Looks like a load of tripe to me.
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Old 21st Oct 2015, 00:27
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Have a heart Evansb! Or another slice of offal The history of how that wooden structure came to be is interesting. Architectural and engineering firms like Ove Arup (now only Arup?) need a continuous flow of "bleeding edge" designs to keep them in the headlines and this seems to have been one of them. The blood in bleeding edge is cost overruns to correct design oversights, those "unknown unknowns". As was the case with Arup's - originally swaying - Millenium Bridge in London.

I think the Seville Parasol - and the Millenium Bridge - is lovely and I can only express admiration for the bureaucracy that actually allowed them to be built.
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Old 21st Oct 2015, 00:36
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I'm back, so here's my dots-in-the-distance challenge.

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Old 21st Oct 2015, 04:01
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This is a really good challenge Bush.
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Old 21st Oct 2015, 04:25
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The dots in the distance are important: it's not the foreground I'm after.
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Old 21st Oct 2015, 12:07
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Clue because this is proving to be such a popular challenge. Sorry about the potato cam, courtesy of Sharp: "everything is possible, just not by us."

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Old 21st Oct 2015, 12:29
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Cool could it possibly be!!!!?

Looks like Teesside steelworks in the distance!!
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Old 21st Oct 2015, 12:41
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Hmmm. I'm trying to think of the many ways that's wrong. It's a long list.
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Old 21st Oct 2015, 13:45
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You may need to mouse around the pic for this
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Old 21st Oct 2015, 14:46
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Eek. Disney World Orlando? OH if correct.
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Old 21st Oct 2015, 14:55
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It is certainly a Disney product, but it's not Orlando.
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Old 21st Oct 2015, 15:21
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OK, let's round this up 'cos it's not gone anywhere. It's Tokyo Disneyland, taken from Tokyo's largest landfill turned into Tokyo's largest park. I hate you all. Also, open house.
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Old 22nd Oct 2015, 00:16
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Another dot in the distance taken with potato-cam.

The design of this bridge is influenced by its proximity to an airport.

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Old 22nd Oct 2015, 10:37
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Tokyo Gate Bridge.


TCF
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Old 22nd Oct 2015, 10:49
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Well swoop stab stab kick. Yes, got it in one. Built as a truss cantilever to leave 58 meters for ships to pass under, yet below 100 meters to stop aircraft bound for Haneda bumping into it. Known locally as the Dinosaur Bridge because it looks like two dinosaurs facing off.

All yours.
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Old 22nd Oct 2015, 21:21
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Guys & gals... Open House.
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Old 27th Oct 2015, 22:02
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Old 27th Oct 2015, 23:33
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Suspect that may be China, but no idea of specific location.
Looking.

One contender could be the Shijiazhuang-Taiyuan High Speed Rail line.

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