North America

Inco Superstack

The Inco Superstack is the tallest chimney in the Western hemisphere. Wikipedia says: The Superstack sits atop the largest nickel smelting operation in the world at Inco’s Copper Cliff processing facility in the city of Greater Sudbury. It was constructed…

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Tuesday, 17th May 2005

Central Taxi Hold, JFK

You can never find a taxi when you need one and at JFK airport that’s because they’re all hiding in a four acre sea of yellow known as the Central Taxi Hold. According to the New York Times the drivers…

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Tuesday, 17th May 2005

Communication Towers

Very close to each other near Walnut Grove CA, are three utterly enormous communication towers. Firstly is the Channel 40 Tower which stands at 608.7 metres, then just a little South is the Hearst-Argyle Tower which stands at 609.6 metres…

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Tuesday, 17th May 2005

Safeco Field, Seattle

Home of the Seattle Mariners baseball club, the Safeco field has a retractable roof, which was open on the day of this photo. Just to the north is Qwest Field, a football stadium home to the Seattle Seahawks and Seattle…

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Monday, 16th May 2005

Kennywood Park

Kennywood Park is Southwest Pennsylvania’s amusement park, and was known as the “Roller Coaster Capital of the World” in the 1970s for its collection of excellent wooden coasters. Scott Ventura (who seems to know quite a bit about this park!)…

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Monday, 16th May 2005

Aerostat, stat!

Aerostat balloons are all along the southern borders of the US. The one shown here is at Fort Huachuca located near Sierra Vista, Arizona. The “Tethered Aerostat Radar System” is a balloon-borne radar primarily used to provide radar data to…

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Saturday, 14th May 2005

Welcome to Google Sightseeing

Google Sightseeing takes you on a tour of the world as seen from satellite, using the free Google Earth program, or Google Maps in your web browser. Our team of authors present weird and wonderful sights as suggested by readers.

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Previously on Google Sightseeing

Sakura-jima (Volcano Week 7)

Once a volcanic island centered in Japan’s Kagoshima Bay, during an eruption in 1914 the Sakura-jima volcano decided to change…

Google Sightseeing writer set to climb Africa’s tallest volcano

Two years ago our very own Noel Ballantyne wrote an article for Volcano Week 5 about Mount Kilimanjaro, a dormant…

On this day: Mount Washington Cog Railway Opened

All Aboard! On this day 145 years ago, the cog railway opened on Mount Washington, allowing an easy route for…

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