10/30/2015

Southern California Logistics Airport

Victorville, California, USA

34°35′51″N 117°22′59″W

 

To celebrate 150k followers we are doing a print giveaway of this Overview on Instagram! Here we see the Southern California Logistics Airport in Victorville, California, a massive transitional hub for commercial aircraft. The facility’s boneyard contains more than 150 retired planes.


 

10/29/2015

Juscelino Kubitschek Bridge

Brasilia, Brazil

15°49′25″S 47°49′46″W

 

The Juscelino Kubitschek Bridge is a steel and concrete structure that crosses Lake Paranoá in Brasília, Brazil. The main span has four supporting pillars submerged underwater, while the deck weight is supported by three 200-foot-tall (61 m) asymmetrical steel arches that crisscross diagonally over the bridge.



 

10/28/2015

Eixample

Barcelona, Spain

41°23′27″N 2°09′47″E

 

The Eixample District in Barcelona, Spain is characterized by its strict grid pattern and apartments with communal courtyards. This thoughtful and visionary design was the work of Ildefons Cerdà. His plan features broad streets that widen at octagonal intersections to create greater visibility with increased sunlight, better ventilation, and more space for short-term parking.


 

10/27/2015

Dallas/Fort Worth Airport

Dallas / Fort Worth, Texas

32°53′49″N 097°02′17″W

 

Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport covers more than 43 square kilometers (~ 27 square miles) in Texas, USA. The facility is the third busiest airport in the world by aircraft movements (679,820 in 2014) and the ninth busiest airport in the world by passenger traffic (63 million+ in 2014).


 

10/26/2015

Rice paddies

Yuanyang County, China

23.126262141°, 102.751508762°

 

Spectacular, terraced rice paddies cover the mountainsides of Yuanyang County, China. Cultivated by the Hani people for the last 1300 years, the slope of the terraces varies from 15 to 75 degrees with some having as many as 3,000 steps. Approximately 1.5 square miles of paddies are seen here surrounding the small village of Tuguozhai.


 

8/25/2015

Oil platform

Kashagan Field, Caspian Sea, Kazakhstan 

46°10′N 51°35′E

 

Two boats pass through the sea walls surrounding an oil extraction platform in Kazakhstan’s zone of the Caspian Sea. This area is known as the Kashagan Field, an offshore oil field that is estimated to have a recoverable reserve around 13 billion barrels of crude oil. However, due to harsh conditions - specifically sea ice during the winter, yearly temperature variation from −35 to 40 °C (−31 to 104 °F), extremely shallow water, and high levels of hydrogen sulfide that eventually need to be removed from the extracted oil - many consider it to be one of the most challenging oil megaprojects in the world.


 

10/24/2015

Umlazi Township

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

-29.948412337°, 30.878737128°

 

Houses swirl on the hills of Umlazi - a township in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. The present site of Umlazi was occupied by American missionaries in 1836 and only opened to black residents in 1965, many of whom moved there from Durban. The current population of the township is approximately 405,000.


 

10/23/2015

Lake Tandou

New South Wales, Australia

-32.595085315°, 142.035855569°

 

This Overview shows approximately 22 miles of Lake Tandou, an innovative water conservation project in New South Wales, Australia. The lakebed is protected from flooding and uses irrigation canals (the thin green lines) to grow cotton, sunflowers, and grains.


 

10/22/2015

L'Enfant Plan

Washington, D.C., USA

38°53′26″N 77°1′13″W

 

The urban plan for Washington, D.C. - the L'Enfant Plan - was developed in 1791 by Major Pierre Charles L'Enfant for George Washington, the first President of the United States. L’Enfant designed a compass-aligned grid for the city’s streets, with intersecting diagonal avenues that were later named after the states of the union. The diagonal avenues also intersect with the north-south and east-west streets at circles and rectangular plazas in order to create more open, green spaces. Lastly, L'Enfant laid out a 400 foot-wide (122 meter) garden-lined “grand avenue” - what is now know as the National Mall – that connects the US Capitol Building, the Washington Monument, and the Lincoln Memorial (the latter two are visible at right in this Overview).


 

10/21/2015

Khalifa International Stadium

Doha, Qatar

25°15′49.19″N 51°26′53.08″E

 

Khalifa International Stadium is a massive sports complex in Doha, Qatar. The facility is currently undergoing a massive renovation and expansion in advance of the 2022 World Cup, which will be hosted by the Qataris. The blue structure adjacent to the stadium is Aspire Academy, a youth sports school. 


 

10/20/2015

Port of Rotterdam Dry Terminal

Rotterdam, Netherlands

51.938843382°, 4.047933970°

 

The dry terminal at the Port of Rotterdam in the Netherlands is the busiest transshipment facility of its kind in Europe - moving primarily coal and iron ore. The massive vessels that dock here carry up to 380,000 tonnes of these minerals to power plants and blast-furnaces in Germany, France, Belgium, and other European countries.


  10/19/2015 Angkor Wat Angkor, Cambodia 13°24′45″N 103°52′0″E   Angkor Wat is a temple complex in Cambodia that is the largest religious monument in the world (first it was Hindu, then Buddhist). Constructed in the 12th century, the 820,000 square meter site features a moat and forest that harmoniously surround a massive temple at its center.

 

10/19/2015

Angkor Wat

Angkor, Cambodia

13°24′45″N 103°52′0″E

 

Angkor Wat is a temple complex in Cambodia that is the largest religious monument in the world (first it was Hindu, then Buddhist). Constructed in the 12th century, the 820,000 square meter site features a moat and forest that harmoniously surround a massive temple at its center.


 

10/18/2015

Lebrija 1 Solar Power Plant

Lebrija, Spain

37.007977710°, -6.049280818°

 

The Lebrija 1 Solar Power Plant in Lebrija, Spain is comprised of approximately 170,000 individual mirrors installed on 6,048 parabolic troughs. If placed next to one another, the troughs would extend for 60 kilometers.


 

10/17/2015

Mont Saint-Michel

Normandy, France

48°38′10″N 1°30′41″W

 

Mont Saint-Michel is a commune located one kilometer off the coast of Normandy, France. Over the past 600 years, the island has functioned as a prominent monastery (accessible to pilgrims only during low tide), a French fortification that withstood England attacks during the Hundred Years’ War, and a prison. Today, Saint-Michel is one of the most popular tourist attractions in the country.


 

10/16/2015

New Delhi

New Delhi, India

28.613025571°, 77.225124376°

 

New Delhi serves as the capital of India and is home to more than 21 million residents in its metro area. Officially inaugurated in February 1931, the city was planned by British architects Sir Edwin Lutyens and Sir Herbert Baker. Their design centered around two central promenades - the Rajpath and the Janpath - that run perpendicular to each other and intersect here at center. For a sense of scale, this Overview shows approximately four square miles.


 

10/15/2015

Frankfurt Airport

Frankfurt, Germany

50°02′00″N008°34′14″E

 

Frankfurt Airport is the busiest airport in Germany, averaging 1,365 flights per day and 65 million passengers per year. With more than 70,000 employees, the airport it is also the single largest workplace in the country.


 

10/14/2015

Residential houses

Manahawkin, New Jersey, USA

39.671867711°, -74.238279907°

 

Residential houses are built along canals in Manahawkin, New Jersey, USA. The town’s name is believed to have come from a Lenape word meaning "fertile land sloping into the water.” 


  10/13/2015 Tulip fields Lisse, Netherlands 52.276355786°, 4.557080790°   Tulips fields bloom in Lisse, Netherlands. The Dutch produce a total of 4.3 billion tulip bulbs each year. 53% of the total harvest (2.3 billion) is grown into cut flowers. Of these, 1.3 billion are sold in the Netherlands as cut flowers and the remainder is exported: 630 million bulbs to Europe and 370 million elsewhere. You can also check out this Overview on JUXTAPOSE! 

 

10/13/2015

Tulip fields

Lisse, Netherlands

52.276355786°, 4.557080790°

 

Tulips fields bloom in Lisse, Netherlands. The Dutch produce a total of 4.3 billion tulip bulbs each year. 53% of the total harvest (2.3 billion) is grown into cut flowers. Of these, 1.3 billion are sold in the Netherlands as cut flowers and the remainder is exported: 630 million bulbs to Europe and 370 million elsewhere.

You can also check out this Overview on JUXTAPOSE


 

10/12/2015

Xiluodu Dam

Xiloudu, China

28.259850000°, 103.649500000°

 

Water from the Jinsha River surges through the Xiluodu Dam near Xiluodu, China. Arch dams like this one are designed so that the force of the contained water presses against the arch, compressing and strengthening the structure by pushing it into its foundation. At 937 feet (286 meters), the dam in Xiluodu is the fourth tallest in the world and is primarily used for hydroelectric power generation.


 

10/10/2015

Brock Reservoir

Gordons Well, California, USA

32.716°N 115.036°W


The Brock Reservoir - located near Gordons Well, California, USA - is used to supply water to nearby farmers via the All-American Canal. Compared to other reservoirs, Brock’s capacity is relatively small with storage for only 2,600 million US gallons. Since 2013, reservoirs across the state of California has experienced a significant reduction in water levels, with more than 80% of land experiencing severe to exceptional drought.


 

10/8/2015

Casablanca

Casablanca, Morocco

33.546145122°, -7.573826684°

 

Casablanca is the largest city in Morocco with four million residents, accounting for 11% of the entire country. Many officials report that these figure are underestimated and the total population is actually somewhere between 5 and 6 million. This recent surge has occurred because severe droughts have forced many Moroccans to move into urban areas to find new forms of work. The Cite Djemaa neighborhood, located in the southeast of the city, is seen here.


 

10/7/2015

Pivot irrigation fields

Copeland, Kansas, USA

37.631919632°, -100.706841568°

 

Pivot irrigation fields cover the landscape north of Copeland, Kansas, USA. Powered by electric motors, lines of sprinklers rotate 360 degrees to evenly irrigate crops.



 

10/6/2015

Tanjung Perak

Surabaya, Indonesia

-7.182276027°, 112.718361577°

 

Cargo ships and tankers move through Tanjung Perak, the main port in Surabaya, Indonesia. Expansion and dredging are currently underway here to deepen the waters to 16 meters (52.5 feet) and enable a larger generation of containers ships to pass through safely. The facility's principal exports are sugar, tobacco, and coffee.