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Staten Island wheel complex will include 4-D thrill ride, lighthouse webcam (timescolonist.com)
A thrill ride themed on the New York City subway is planned for the Staten Island waterfront near where a giant Ferris wheel will be built. New York Wheel CEO Rich Marin revealed the plans for the 4-D ride Wednesday at the site for the 625-foot (190-meter) wheel, which is expected to open in 2017 near the ferry terminal. Marin described the thrill ride and other attractions planned for the complex in a meeting with tour operators organized by NYC & Company, the city's tourism agency. The city is starting to promote Staten Island as a destination to the travel industry to pave the way for an expansion of tourism there. Marin said the thrill ride will "simulate a ride in a subway car" on an adventure through a fictional tunnel beneath the harbour. It will be called Time Train. Marin also said a webcam will be installed on a small lighthouse on Robbins Reef, just offshore Staten Island, to provide a 24-hour look as construction proceeds on the wheel. Groundbreaking for the wheel is planned for early 2015.  more... 10/17/2014

2,800 Tons Of Sand And Soil Create Giant Portrait On National Mall (dcist.com)
Right now, there's a giant six-acre portrait of a boy's face on the National Mall. But you wouldn't be able to make it out even if you're standing in the middle of it. You can only see it from the top of the Washington Monument. Or from an airplane. Or from your computer. The giant landscape portrait, called "Out of Many, One," was created by artist Jorge Rodríguez-Gerada as part of a collaboration between The Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery and the National Park Service. If the name of the piece sounds vaguely familiar - it should—it's the english translation of "E pluribus unum," which can be found on the U.S. Seal.  more... 10/15/2014

Video: EarthCam captures Barton Corner Bridge, USA (constructionweekonline.com)
Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) partnered with EarthCam to document the $6.4mn rapid replacement of Barton Corner Bridge. The construction project was completed during an 11-day period in August and can be seen in an exclusive time-lapse, released by RIDOT.  more... 10/15/2014

T.Z. falcon webcam goes live (lohud.com)
Not even a falcon hangout on top of the Tappan Zee Bridge can escape 24/7 surveillance. The Tappan Zee Bridge project website — newnybridge.com — now features live camera shots of the peregrine falcon nest high above the river, but don't expect to see any feathered friends until early next year. The shaky view, thanks to the rumbling traffic below, shows an empty man-made nest that served as the birthplace for three falcons in 2013: Skylar, Shea and Nina. But the nest is vacant in the fall, when the birds fly to warmer places.  more... 10/7/2014

Washington Monument Live Webcam (nbcwashington.com)
You can now watch live views of iconic U.S. monuments in our nation's capital -- from 500 feet over Washington, D.C. -- from anywhere that you have access to the internet. The National Park Service, with live streaming video provider EarthCam, have put a streaming web camera inside a pre-existing hole in the Washington Monument's pyramidion. Which means that rain or shine, you can view the World War II Memorial, the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial, the Lincoln Memorial and the Reflecting Pool -- as well as much of the National Mall.  more... 10/3/2014

How to waste the next 10 minutes at work (bellinghamherald.com)
Ever wanted to visit the top of the Washington Monument? The National Parks Service has partnered with EarthCam to install a webcam from inside the top of monument, 500 feet above the ground. You can find the new webcam at http://www.earthcam.com/usa/dc/washingtonmonument. The camera gives a view of the World War II Memorial, Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial, Lincoln Memorial and Reflecting Pool.   more... 10/2/2014

NPS Is Live-Streaming From Top of National Monument (blogs.rollcall.com)
Just in time for the debut of a massive art exhibit spanning six acres of the National Mall, engineers have installed a live-streaming webcam near the top of the Washington Monument. The National Park Service has partnered with EarthCam to fit a small, powerful camera into a pre-existing hole in the 555 foot tall national landmark. The feed, which captures the World War II Memorial, the reflecting pool and other iconic scenery, also shows Jorge Rodríguez-Gerada’s facescape, “Out of Many, One.”  more... 10/1/2014

New EarthCam Shows View From Top of Washington Monument (washington.cbslocal.com)
The Washington Monument reopened to visitors in May after being closed for nearly three years due to a 2011 earthquake. Even so, tours of the landmark only happen between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. But if you’ve ever wanted to see a sunrise, sunset, or evening thunderstorm from the vantage point of D.C.’s tallest building, now you can.  more... 10/1/2014



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