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2012-06-02 01:27:36 PM
If only... we could have... transparent aluminum.
 
2012-06-02 01:44:16 PM
Chicago's Sears Tower has that, and not at a measly 500 feet up, Skydeck Chicago is 1300 feet high.

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/and no, I don't call it the Willis Tower
 
2012-06-02 03:25:18 PM
If you build an arena, they will come.....
 
2012-06-02 03:48:11 PM
I think they already have that in the CN Tower in Toronto.

Which, IIRC, is considerably taller than the Space Needle.
 
2012-06-02 03:50:19 PM
Oh. I was hoping that by space needle, they meant we were finally working on a space elevator. That'll learn me to get my hopes up.
 
2012-06-02 03:50:30 PM
For some reason I think this will turn into a 'stripper' thread.
 
2012-06-02 03:50:41 PM
"Glass platforms proposed for Space Needle. People will be able to look straight down to where they'll land if when it breaks"

If you are going to fark the snark, subby, at least do it correctly
 
2012-06-02 03:51:13 PM
pfft, fluid friction does not work that way
 
2012-06-02 03:51:24 PM

Doc Daneeka: I think they already have that in the CN Tower in Toronto.


Yep:

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2012-06-02 03:54:59 PM
I for one am outraged that the Space Needle doesn't actually reach space!!!
 
2012-06-02 03:56:03 PM
and let's not forget the Grand Canyon Skywalk

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2012-06-02 03:58:07 PM
*yawn*

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/hells no
 
2012-06-02 03:58:49 PM

calbert: and let's not forget the Grand Canyon Skywalk

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*shakes tiny fist*
 
2012-06-02 04:00:06 PM

Thanks for the Meme-ries: calbert: and let's not forget the Grand Canyon Skywalk

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*shakes tiny fist*


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/it's all good
;)
 
2012-06-02 04:01:59 PM
www.thehouseontherock.com
House on the Rock "infinity room"
 
2012-06-02 04:10:44 PM
no ty.

id shiat my pants. if I wore pants. I cant stand being up high like that.
 
2012-06-02 04:14:04 PM

elffster: id shiat my pants. if I wore pants.


Breeches?
 
2012-06-02 04:14:20 PM
Had dinner there last year, and the restaurant gave me vertigo, so fark that
 
2012-06-02 04:15:05 PM

calbert: Thanks for the Meme-ries: calbert: and let's not forget the Grand Canyon Skywalk

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*shakes tiny fist*

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/it's all good
;)


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Steal THAT one!

/happy FARK saturday
 
2012-06-02 04:16:12 PM

Agent Smiths Laugh: I for one am outraged that the Space Needle doesn't actually reach space!!!


whole farkin planet's in space bru
 
2012-06-02 04:16:27 PM
My mother is convinced that if she ever stepped out on the grand canyon skywalk she'd instantly crack it.

/not the set-up for a joke, she actually thinks that
 
2012-06-02 04:46:39 PM
I've always thought you smug Seattlites wanted to look down on us from the rest of the state. Nice to know I wan't just paranoid.
 
2012-06-02 04:50:46 PM
I farking hate the Space Needle. I'm hyperventilating just remembering that goddamn elevator ride. And the walkway around the top! *bleargh*
 
2012-06-02 04:55:39 PM
Some guys get to have this view every day.

/bet you can't watch this without having the palms of your hands and soles of your feet sweat
 
2012-06-02 04:59:22 PM

OregonVet: If only... we could have... transparent aluminum.


We already do.
 
2012-06-02 05:04:28 PM
Stood on the one in the Tokyo Tower. Pretty cool.
 
2012-06-02 05:09:10 PM
They have one in the Pearl Tower in Shanghai at 240 meters up. I went there with a friend who tops the scales somewhere around 300 pounds and it was really funny to see the Chinese tourists scurry out of the way to avoid being on the same plate as he was.

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2012-06-02 05:32:51 PM

Chameleon: They have one in the Pearl Tower in Shanghai at 240 meters up. I went there with a friend who tops the scales somewhere around 300 pounds and it was really funny to see the Chinese tourists scurry out of the way to avoid being on the same plate as he was.

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I went up Jin Mao Tower across the street a couple times, but never up that one. :(
 
2012-06-02 05:33:14 PM

Chameleon: They have one in the Pearl Tower in Shanghai at 240 meters up. I went there with a friend who tops the scales somewhere around 300 pounds and it was really funny to see the Chinese tourists scurry out of the way to avoid being on the same plate as he was.

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"U.S.A., U.S.A., U.S., hey, you gonna eat that?"
 
2012-06-02 05:34:50 PM
Fortunately, unlike the Chicago Skydeck there is no WRONG side of the space needle to put this on.

Why the skydeck chose to put the platforms on the side opposite downtown I dunno. "Whoopee, I'm standing above a rundown industrial area!"
 
2012-06-02 05:35:49 PM

calbert: Chicago's Sears Tower has that, and not at a measly 500 feet up, Skydeck Chicago is 1300 feet high.

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I was just there a week ago. It was considerably more crowded than the pictures show, though still pretty dang cool.
 
2012-06-02 05:44:43 PM
Glass platforms?


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2012-06-02 05:53:28 PM

seatown75: Fortunately, unlike the Chicago Skydeck there is no WRONG side of the space needle to put this on.

Why the skydeck chose to put the platforms on the side opposite downtown I dunno. "Whoopee, I'm standing above a rundown industrial area!"


I believe they did that because it's the only side of the building that goes straight down to ground level from that floor. Otherwise you'd just be looking down at the roof of a portion of the building.
 
2012-06-02 06:18:53 PM
My wife is going up in the Space Needle today for a friend's bachelorette dinner. She hates heights and doesn't want to go. She'll never go up again if they get glass floors.
 
2012-06-02 06:19:06 PM
CN Tower in Toronto just got better. You can walk around it outside, strapped to a harness.
 
2012-06-02 06:21:37 PM
ya know, if you want to really get a good look at what the Earth looks like from way up high, call your local skydiving firm and pay for a tandem jump. 12,000 feet up, I was going "wow, this is just like looking at a map of this area. Yeah, there's Dead Creek, there's the bridge into New York, there's Middlebury, blah, blah, blah." Freakin' awesome.
 
2012-06-02 07:13:02 PM

jayfurr: ya know, if you want to really get a good look at what the Earth looks like from way up high, call your local skydiving firm and pay for a tandem jump. 12,000 feet up, I was going "wow, this is just like looking at a map of this area. Yeah, there's Dead Creek, there's the bridge into New York, there's Middlebury, blah, blah, blah." Freakin' awesome.


Why jump out of a perfectly good airplane?
 
2012-06-02 08:20:55 PM
Guess it's time to get a telephoto lens for my upskirt cam.
 
2012-06-02 08:31:55 PM
Great, a new target for Danny Thomas.
 
2012-06-02 09:13:58 PM

calbert: Chicago's Sears Tower has that, and not at a measly 500 feet up, Skydeck Chicago is 1300 feet high.

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/and no, I don't call it the Willis Tower


Big farking deal to either of them. There's one of these at the Grand Canyon. Go out on it and look at the bottom of the canyon a mile below.
 
2012-06-02 09:15:54 PM

OregonVet: If only... we could have... transparent aluminum.


The first thing you'd need is a mouse with the ability to understand English and the ability to translate your spoken commands into something the computer can understand.
 
2012-06-02 09:32:23 PM

PaLarkin: OregonVet: If only... we could have... transparent aluminum.

The first thing you'd need is a mouse with the ability to understand English and the ability to translate your spoken commands into something the computer can understand.


Thank you. I was beginning to think nobody was going to get that.
 
2012-06-02 09:50:36 PM

PaLarkin: calbert: Chicago's Sears Tower has that, and not at a measly 500 feet up, Skydeck Chicago is 1300 feet high.

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/and no, I don't call it the Willis Tower

Big farking deal to either of them. There's one of these at the Grand Canyon. Go out on it and look at the bottom of the canyon a mile below.


you know how we know you didn't read the thread?
 
2012-06-02 10:20:23 PM
Because we don't have other stuff we could be spending this money on right? Almost makes one want to sit in the bushes below and fire at the floor with a pellet gun for giggles.
 
2012-06-02 10:50:07 PM
I think this is a great idea. I, however, will never step onto it.
 
2012-06-02 11:17:16 PM

Dallymo: I farking hate the Space Needle. I'm hyperventilating just remembering that goddamn elevator ride. And the walkway around the top! *bleargh*


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When the Space Needle opened on the evening of 4/21/62, one of my relatives and his buddy were happening by, on shore leave, in uniform, and extremely drunk. One of the local luminaries saw the two sailors, and thought it would be a good patriotic gesture to have Men in Uniform take one of the first rides in the Space Needle elevator.

The two sailors were ushered into the glass elevator with the other VIPs. The doors closed, the car shot skyward, and my relative's buddy went "Bleeeccchhhh!" and vomited all over the glass walls and new carpeting. Upon returning to ground level, the two were so embarrassed they scurried off as soon as the doors opened. Thus the Space Needle received an unexpected christening by the US Navy.

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2012-06-03 05:00:05 AM
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Not impressed.
 
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