Originally Posted by imageWIS
At least they had some sort of early-computer systems to help with the calculations (to say nothing of modern computers) when it comes to modern space / aircraft / warships. I'm still amazed that the Empire State building / Chrysler building was built using hand-done calculations.
NYC skyscrapers are weird because the city is so cramped with them you don't even realize you're standing at the foot of the empire state or chrysler building. Then when you see them from places like soho they actually look really stumpy. chicago on the other hand... when you are at the willis/sears tower or hancock you can feel the epicness.
I was on a sailboat off the coast of maine in whale waters.... saw some blue whales and one underwater about 30ft off the boat... to think that there are mammals that are 60ft plus just kind of swimming about.
then we saw a sperm whale... and it was around 30ft long... and was thinking about how fucking Killer Whales eat 30ft sperm whales. And how sperm whales eat giant squid...
I felt like a fucking peon on this earth...
I can only imagine thats the feeling seeing the boeing factory.