Coffee

PPG Tower, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
[Top image found here; bottom here.]


Update: Here’s my brew for comparative purposes only.

Auto Parking Towers

Auto Elevator, Chicago, 1936

Auto Elevator, multiple locations, 2019.

Nah, just not the same.

[Found here and here.]

Hot Air Blown [Updated with Link to story]

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I don’t know the story behind it, but that’s some scary stuff. Besides the balloon snag, that tower wasn’t engineered to handle a bigass inflated windsock trying to pull it down.

[Found here.]

UPDATE: Apparently the accident dates to October 2004 during a hot air balloon festival in Albuquerque NM. After the collision, the veteran pilot grabbed the tower to stop the gondola from swinging, and he and two boys (ages 10 and 14) climbed down 600 feet as news helicopters buffeted the tower before being called off. Here’s the balloon in better health:

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[Full Story here; h/t Guy Fleegman via Twitter.]