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Jones Beach Tower

This is the Jones Beach Tower, which was built in 1930, and was modelled on the campanile of St. Mark’s Cathedral in Venice. It is 200 feet high, made of brick and stone, and houses a 315,000 gallon water tank…

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Friday, 27th May 2005

Brooklyn Bridge

Opened on May 24 1883, the Brooklyn Bridge was the first bridge to link Manhattan and Brooklyn and is now crossed by an average of 350,000 people a day. Look to the North for an interesting image registration problem visible…

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Thursday, 26th May 2005

World’s Tallest Water Sphere

The World’s Tallest Water Sphere in Union, New Jersey. Apparently a tower in Edmond, Oklahoma is taller and holds more water, but technically that design is a water spheroid. Union’s Water Sphere is still the tallest true water sphere. More…

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Thursday, 26th May 2005

State Capitol, Baton Rouge

As the tallest state capitol in the United States the Louisiana State Capitol is 450 feet high with 34 floors. Twenty-five hundred rail cars were needed to bring in the limestone used on the exterior and the interior marbles which…

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Monday, 23rd May 2005

Glen Canyon Dam

This is the Glen Canyon Dam in Arizona. What’s great about this post is the bridge that extends across the valley in front of the dam, casting an excellent shadow on the dam itself. The dam’s construction began in 1956,…

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Sunday, 22nd May 2005

The Skylon Tower

Overlooking Niagara Falls (and complete with rotating dining room), here is the 520 foot (160m) Skylon Tower. Bet you get a great view of the falls when you’re up there! Thanks to Chris Granger.

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Saturday, 21st May 2005
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Previously on Google Sightseeing

On this day: The Vauxhall Bridge Opened

On May 26, 1906, the new Vauxhall Bridge across the Thames in London opened. This was five years later than…

On this day: The Main Branch of the NY Public Library Opened

On May 23, 1911, the imposing Main Branch of the New York Public Library was opened to the public, with…

Undiscovered Hawaii: Lanai, Kahoolawe, and Niihau

Hawaii is one of the world’s great tourist destinations, with millions of people from around the world streaming into the islands each year. While most tourists lounge their time away on the beaches of Maui, Oahu, Molokai, Kauai, and the Big Island of Hawaii, many forget that there are eight major islands in the archipelago. Being Island Week, now is the perfect time to take a look at the other three major islands of the 50th state of the United States.

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