Saturday, September 18, 2010

Makkah Clock Tower

First of its kind -->> Ferrari world Abu Dhabi opens October 2010

Ferrari theme parkthe world's first Ferrari theme park - ferrari world abu dhabi is set to open in October 2010. it will be an intense multi-sensory experience and a must-visit for enthusiasts, fans and families.the park pays tribute to the passion, excellence, performance, technical innovation that Ferrari has established over the years and represents today. its iconic sleek red roof is directly influencedby the classic double curve side profile of the Ferrari gt body, spanning 200,000 m2 and carryingthe largest Ferrari logo ever created. Ferrari world abu dhabi will host a number of attractions, including rides for children of all ages, providing the complete Ferrari experience: over 20 state-of-the- art attractions, each designed to bring to life a different part of the Ferrari story, including the world's fastest rollercoaster, travelling at speeds exceeding 200 km/h and emulating the thrilling sensation of being in a Ferrari f1 car, or the g-force experience taking passengers on an adrenaline-pumping ride up over 62 m, through the roof and back down again.the park is located on yas island - set to become a global tourist destination with a wide rangeof accommodation and entertainment facilities - on the north east side of abu dhabi 's mainland.abu dhabi , at the crossroads between europe, asia and africa, was chosen as the ideal location to build the Ferrari theme park, motor sports being extremely popular in the united Arab emirates .Ferrari world abu dhabi will offer a unique and intensely fun way, together with a wide variety of Italian delicacies, and of course unique shopping experiences.

construction of Ferrari world abu dhabi

aerial view of the park


view of the roof

view of the roof from a distance

the park is adjacent to the yas marina circuit and yas hotel designed by asymptote architecture

the grand prix race track


the exterior of the theme park

the centre of the theme park

detail of the cone structure

the adjacent race track

the rollercoaster

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Glass Bridge

Would you walk on this ?
Glass Bridge will be suspended 4,000 feet above the Colorado River on the very edge of the Grand Canyon. On May 2005, the final test was conducted and the structure passed engineering requirements by 400 percent, enabling it to withstand the weight of 71 fully loaded Boeing 747 airplanes (more that 71 million pounds). The bridge will be able to sustain winds in excess of 100 miles per hour from 8 different directions, as well as an 8.0 magnitude earthquake within 50 miles. More than one million pounds of steel will go into the construction of the Grand Canyon SkyWalk.

Saturday, May 30, 2009