Roque de los Muchachos Observatory on La Palma in the Canary Islands, Spain

Roque de los Muchachos Observatory (Spanish: Observatorio del Roque de los Muchachos, ORM) is an astronomical observatory located in the municipality of Garafía on the island of La Palma in the Canary Islands. The observatory site is operated by the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias, based on nearby Tenerife. ORM is part of the European Northern Observatory. The seeing statistics at ORM make it the second-best location for optical and…

Esplanade Bridge over Marina Bay, Singapore

The Esplanade Bridge is a 261-metre-long (850 ft.) road bridge that spans across the mouth of the Singapore River in Singapore with the Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay on its northern abutment and the Merlion on the southern. The 70 metre-wide (230 ft.) low-level concrete arched bridge has seven spans and supports two four-lane carriageways and walkways along both sides. The bridge was built to provide faster vehicular access between Marina Centre and the financial district of Shenton Way. Construction…

Sunset over Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, California

  © Clipcanvas © (Bing United States) The Golden Gate Bridge is a suspension bridge spanning the Golden Gate, the one-mile-wide (1.6 km) straitconnecting San Francisco Bay and the Pacific Ocean. The structure links the American city of San Francisco, California – the northern tip of the San Francisco Peninsula – to Marin County, carrying both U.S. Route 101 and California State Route 1 across the strait. The bridge is one of the most internationally recognized symbols…

Container ship being loaded at the Port of Los Angeles, California

Country United States Location San Pedro, Los Angeles Details Opened December 9, 1907 Size of harbor 3,200 acres (13 km2) Land area 4,300 acres (17 km2) Size 7,500 acres (30 km2) Draft depth 53 ft (16 m) Vessel arrivals 2,050 Annual cargo tonnage 182.8 million metric revenue tons (FY 2016) Annual container volume 9.3 million twenty-foot equivalent units (TEU) (CY 2017) Value of cargo US$272 billion (CY 2016) Passenger traffic…

View of the Empire State Building from the top of the Rockefeller Center, New York City

Rockefeller Center is a large complex consisting of 19 commercial buildings covering 22 acres (89,000 m2) between 48th and 51st Streets, facing Fifth Avenue, in New York City. Commissioned by the Rockefeller family, it is located in the center of Midtown Manhattan. The 14 original Art Deco buildings span the area between Fifth and Sixth Avenues, split by a large sunken square and a private street called Rockefeller…

Brooklyn Bridge, New York City

The Brooklyn Bridge is a hybrid cable-stayed/suspension bridge in New York City and is one of the oldest roadway bridges in the United States. Started in 1869 and completed fourteen years later in 1883, it connects the boroughs of Manhattan and Brooklyn, spanning the East River. It has a main span of 1,595.5 feet (486.3 m) and was the first steel-wire suspension bridge constructed. Although the Brooklyn Bridge is technically…

The Michael Lee-Chin Crystal Building, Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, Ontario Canada

The controversial Michael Lee-Chin “Crystal”, a multimillion-dollar expansion to the museum including a new sliding door entrance on Bloor St. first opened in 2007. The Deconstructivist crystalline form is clad in 25 percent glass and 75 percent aluminium, sitting on top of a steel frame. The Crystal’s canted walls do not touch the sides of the existing heritage buildings, but are used to…