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Jaw-dropping time lapse shows near-completion of Apple’s new ‘spaceship’ campus (VIDEO)

Dec. 17, 2016

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"A stunning new aerial video shows six months of progression in the building of Apple’s giant new complex in less than 4 minutes.

Apple Campus 2 has been under construction for three years and is scheduled to be finished in early 2017. Designed by renowned architect Norman Foster, the ring-shaped “spaceship” will house more than 13,000 Apple employees, making it one of the largest office buildings in the world.

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The entire project boasts 2.8 million sq ft (260,000 sq meters) of buildings spread over a 176-acre site in Cupertino, California.

The footage, posted on YouTube by videographer Matthew Roberts, shows the incredible building taking shape over the course of six months, ahead of Apple moving in next year.

The building circumference is more than a mile long and the site will hold 300,000 sq ft of research facilities.

 

APPLE CAMPUS 2: 6 Month Time Lapse 4K

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https://www.rt.com/viral/370644-apple-spaceship-campus-video/

From Google Earth

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You will note it's built between fault lines, which I found curious. Perhaps it is literally a spaceship?

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Synchrotron radiation Facilities

Synchrotron radiation is the name given to the radiation which occurs when charged particles are accelerated in a curved path or orbit. Classically, any charged particle which moves in a curved path or is accelerated in a straight-line path will emit electromagnetic radiation.

The building look very very familiar, don't they....Mmmm here is a listing page, you will be surprised who else has these styled structures...

http://www.accelerator-reliability.org/accelerators/synchrotron-radiation/

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This three-mile-high skyscraper design is coated in self-cleaning material that eats smog

Chris Weller     Jan. 11, 2017

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A rendering for Arconic's three-mile-high skyscraper coated in EcoClean.

"2017 only just arrived, but one manufacturing company is already looking 45 years into the future.

Arconic, a materials science company, has envisioned a three-mile-high skyscraper built from materials that are either in-development or have already been brought to market, including smog-eating surfaces and retractable balconies.

The tower was concocted as part of the company's larger campaign known as "The Jetsons," an homage to the 1962 cartoon set in 2062. Arconic's engineers worked alongside futurists to imagine the technologies that will be most useful several decades from now.

Sherri McCleary, one of Arconic's chief materials scientists, says one of the most exciting and immediate projects is EcoClean, a special coating that helps buildings self-clean and purify the surrounding air. It was first released in 2011 and offers a number of benefits over traditional pane glass windows, McCleary says.

"The functional coating provides aesthetics, it provides maintenance benefits, and it also provides a benefit to the surrounding environment by reducing the content of pollutants around it," she tells Business Insider.

EcoClean works with help from light and water vapor, which mix with the chemicals in the coating to produce atoms known as free radicals. These free radicals pull in pollutants from the air and break them down to get sloughed off the side of the building along with dirt and grime — almost like dead skin."

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http://www.businessinsider.com/3d-printed-skyscraper-self-cleaning-material-eats-smog-2017-1?r=UK&IR=T

 

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The pollution-fighting forest buildings coming to China

Feb. 6, 2017

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These two green buildings could help tackle pollution in China.  Stefano Boeri Architetti

"These amazing forest buildings could help tackle China's pollution problems.
China has one of the biggest air pollution problems in the world.
Lots of people living there tend to wear special facemasks to help to filter out the pollution.
Italian architect Stefano Boeri came up with the idea of creating buildings which are full of plants, to help fight pollution.
These two special buildings will be home to more than 1,000 trees and 2,500 shrubs and bushes which should absorb the pollution in the air and help to filter it and make it cleaner.

The buildings will be built in the Chinese city of Nanjing, and should be finished by 2018.
The shorter tower will be a hotel, while the taller one will be home to a museum, offices and an architecture school.
The buildings are the first of their kind in Asia, but will join two other buildings like them, from Italy and Switzerland."

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http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/38879823

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So far this has been about extreme buildings, but how about this for a change of pace?

Atlantic Ocean Road - The Most Horrifying Yet Stunning Road In The World


The 8.2 km (5.1 mile) long circuit.

The 8.2 km (5.1 mile) long circuit.

This project is termed as the best construction of the decade by Norway.

The waves hit the bridge repetitively, so there's a 24 hrs water crossing over it.

The waves hit the bridge repetitively, so there's a 24 hrs water crossing over it

More pictures and info at link.  What a road trip this would be!

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https://www.wittyfeed.com/story/39458/1/horrifying-yet-stunning-road-in-the-world?i=2

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In a way, the Oroville Dam is an example of extreme building that's gone wrong. The highest earthen dam in the US., at 770 ft.  An independent report is out about what went wrong.

Oroville 18 April Spillway Failure Explained-Independent CCRM Report

 

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OROVILLE DAM LEAK!!!! MAJOR LEAK AT DAM DETECTED

 

Scott Cahiil is a dam expert who cannot understand why they would blast anywhere near that dam, but blast they do.

Blasting Hillside | New Drone Video | Lake Oroville Dam Update 4 26 17

 

and it appears the blasting is between the damaged main spillway and the earthen dam itself!!

Following vid is full of info

Oroville Dam Progress and Concerns 4 25 2017

 

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California State Assembly Hearing with DWR alerts residents to the hazard of problems with the Oroville Dam

Lia Trissaga  May 14, 2017  Written by Valerie L. Price

"On May 11, 2017, the California State Assembly held a joint oversight hearing with the Assembly Water Parks, and Wildlife, Accountability and Administrative Review and Subcommittee No. 3 on Resources and Transportation listening to the testimony of 3 panels in an informational and oversight hearing for an update on the damaged Oroville Dam. The hearing was conducted at the State Capitol building on Thursday, May 11, 2017 at 1:00 pm.

Eduardo Garcia, Committee Chair, California State Assembly member, District 56, gave opening remarks. and after welcoming the agency officials, he yielded to other members. Assembly member Richard Bloom outlined the Committee's expectations for the meeting to provide “a clear path forward” to manage water resources in California without a risk to public safety. He states that some of the information has not been getting to the Committee members, under the “guise” that it creates “security problems.” Bloom said there “has to be a balance,” so the Committee can “perform it's proper oversight role.” Assembly member Susan Talamantes Eggman stated that she wanted to approach the hearing as a “regular resident”, telling the officials that she had family living in the area who were “affected by this.” James Gallagher, Committee Vice-Chair, District 3, revealed that he, along with two hundred thousand of his constituents, were forced to leave their homes on February 12, 2017. He said, “We were told that within an hour, a thirty foot wall of water could be heading in our direction. Needless to say, this was a very harrowing experience for us.” Gallagher went on to call the Oroville Dam complex “possibly the most important piece of critical infrastructure in the state,” pointing out that “it provides drinking water to 26 million people.”

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https://steemit.com/story/@liatrissaga/california-state-assembly-hearing-with-dwr-alerts-residents-to-the-hazard-of-problems-with-the-oroville-dam

Oroville Dam Damage a 10 on scale of 10 says Expert

 

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Rebuilding the main spillway at Oroville Dam, this is some extreme building for sure, wishing them luck.

Oroville Update 15 June Dental Work and Secant Walls

 

 

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Oroville Dam's 'green spot' raises new worries that the nation's tallest dam could be facing a breach danger from a slow motion leak five months after it overflowed

Regina F. Graham      July 28, 2017

"California officials are concerned that a large 'green spot' on the Oroville Dam may mean that it is leaking roughly five months after it overflowed due to the spillway failing. 
The Oroville Dam Advisory Group, a 15 member team at UC-Berkeley researching what caused the spillway crisis as part of the Center for Catastrophic Risk Management, have spent months researching the green spot located on the southern end of the dam.
Risk management expert Robert Bea, who has been recognized by the U.S. Senate for his review of disaster management following Hurricane Katrina and the devastating BP oil spill, co-authored a 124-page report about the spot. 
He wrote that the documented images of wet spots and vegetation near the left abutment on the backside of the structure suggest that it could be facing a breach danger from a slow motion leakage failure. 
The green spot has been discussed at community meetings over the last few months where officials with California's Department of Water Resources (DWR) have stated it is due to rain, vegetation, or is a natural spring, according to The Mercury News.

But Bea disagrees with DWR officials about the green spot and said those claims are problematic, as the green area has been present during the drought and not just wet periods."

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In the report, Bea wrote that the documented images of wet spots and vegetation near the left abutment on the backside of the structure suggest that it could be facing a breach danger from a slow motion leakage failure  

He refuted claims from the Department of Water Resources saying that it's 'a natural spring' by asking how water would flow uphill? Bea said that if the spot was caused by rain, it shouldn't just be concentrated in one spot of the dam. There should be other green spots all over the Oroville Dam

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They first said they would lower the dam to 813 ft., no lower, because of risk to main gate.   Now it's said they will lower it to 709 ft., in order to have longer to work on it.  But, but what about that 813 ft., safe level??  Now explained by the lower image, imo.  I hope this thing holds, but beginning to wonder.  This dam and it's system, supplies water too 90% of California.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4739932/Oroville-Dam-s-green-spot-causes-concern-leak.html

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Scott Cahill: Collapse Risk At The Oroville Dam Is Still Unacceptably High

 

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@kandescent  LOL I just watched that, pretty amazing. Here's a video of them actually doing the work, from Oct. 16th.  Some are still concerned about the green areas in the face of the actual dam.

Oroville Dam Spillways Day 246 The 365 Report October 13th, 2017 Oroville Dam Chute Tour Special Rep

 

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Looking at that rebar in the video above... Interesting fact from my life concerning rebar:

One of the exercises in preparation for my firewalk years ago was that, with a partner, we had to bend rebar. The catch was we had to put the end of the rebar at our throats. It was legit rebar and it was unable to be bent by hand -- we tried with all kinds of force. It took me a few tries with a few different partners (I chalked it up to my own 5th chakra issues), but damned if that rebar didn't give way in the middle to form a "U" shape. This is just by focusing and trying to walk towards each other with the rebar at our throats. Once in the U shape, we could not unbend it with our hands.

Still one of the most memorable and fascinating things I've ever experienced. And something that always comes to mind when I see rebar.

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Here's an example of the exercise I mentioned above.

 

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Small cracks in Oroville Dam's new spillway

Nov. 28, 2017  

 

"SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Small cracks that have appeared in the brand new concrete spillway at Oroville Dam were expected and do not pose a threat, California state officials said in previously undisclosed letters.

In an October letter, federal regulators asked Department of Water Resources official to explain the hairline cracks on the dam's new massive concrete flood-control chute, KQED radio of San Francisco reported Tuesday.

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission also asked water officials what, if any, steps might be required to address the issue.

California water officials responded in November that the state's efforts to build a more durable spillway caused the cracks, which were anticipated.

"The hairline cracks are a result of some of the design elements included to restrain the slabs and produce a robust and durable structure," the letter read, adding that the cracking "was anticipated and is not expected to affect the integrity of the slabs."

The evidence for and reasoning behind DWR's statements about the cause of the cracking is not available for independent assessment, the station reported.

University of California civil engineering professor Robert Bea, a veteran analyst of structure failures, said cracking in high-strength reinforced concrete structures is never expected.

The cracking "develops paths for water to reach the steel elements embedded in the concrete and accelerate corrosion," Bea wrote in an email. "Such corrosion was responsible for the degradation and ultimate failure of the steel reinforcing in parts of the original gated spillway."

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http://www.redding.com/story/news/local/2017/11/28/oroville-dams-new-spillway-already-has-cracks/903511001/

 

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UPDATE:  It is 8 days short of one year since I started this thread on extreme building/s and Apple's Apple Park was the first article posted, and today I found an update on that building.

How much did it actually cost to build Apple Park?

Seung Lee     Dec. 8, 2017

Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks in front of a rendering of the company's new "spaceship" headquarters during a product launch event Monday morning, March 21, 2016, at Apple in Cupertino, Calif. Cook says the next time Apple does a product launch event it will be announced at the new facility. (Karl Mondon/Bay Area News Group)

Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks in front of a rendering of the company's new "spaceship" headquarters during a product launch event Monday morning, March 21, 2016, at Apple in Cupertino, Calif. Cook says the next time Apple does a product launch event it will be announced at the new facility. (Karl Mondon/Bay Area News Group)

 

CUPERTINO — The “spaceship” of Silicon Valley has landed in Cupertino, but the question remains: How much did it cost to build?

Construction data and analytics startup BuildZoom estimated in October that the new Apple campus cost more than $1.1 billion, based on the building permits.

But longtime Santa Clara County Assessor Larry Stone estimates that costs for the iPhone maker’s shiny new campus far exceeded BuildZoom’s estimate, and may be closer to $5 billion — or just about the cost of 5 million iPhone X’s.

Due to the campus size of 75 acres and the company’s ambition of creating a large, ring-shaped structure with no visible bolts or screws, Apple Park has no clear parallels in Santa Clara County."

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http://www.mercurynews.com/2017/12/08/how-much-does-it-actually-cost-to-build-apple-park/

 

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