Apr 30, 2009
Panaroramic View from a Sky Scraper
This is the view from 30 floors up. It had been a windy day, so the air was clear and the sky was blue! The blue line between the land and sky is the ocean in the distance. I really don't like being this high up in a building because of all the earthquakes we have here. So this visit at 30 floors high was both beautiful and nerve-racking. I stayed just long enough to take photos and sigh pensively once or twice at the spectacular scenery.
Have you heard about Taipei 101? It's the tallest skyscraper in Taipei, Taiwan. An elevator travels 60 kph (37 mph) to take you to the inside observation deck on the 89th floor. Take the stairs to get to the outside one on the 91st floor. Taipei 101 has a steel pendulum suspended inside the tower to offset the movement caused by strong gusts of wind. It takes window cleaners 3 months to clean the outside of that building. Can you imagine doing that job at that height? For more info, Discovery video on youtube and building specs on Wikipedia. If I ever visit that city, I might have to experience the thrill and anxiety of being that high up in a building!
For more looking at the sky on Friday photos, visit Crazy Working Mom's blog.
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