21 de Noviembre 2006
Collapsed Crane Captured in Google Earth
A few days ago, on November 16th, a large horizontal construction crane collapsed in Bellevue, Washington, killing one person in his fourth story apartment (a Microsoft employee who had only been with the company 5 months). The operator of the crane in his cage fell about 200 feet, but apparently survived with only minor scratches. Interestingly, the same crane is apparently viewable in Google Earth. The Digital Globe satellite photos of the area are dated August 20, 2006. And the crane has been in the area for a few months. One of the Google Earth Community moderators, 'chief_sparky', has posted some placemarks showing the crane and the damaged buildings in the area. You can read the news story about the disaster here, and a photo of one of the destroyed buildings. As of Saturday, a reason for the collapse had not been determined. Apparently, the crane had been moved from the location shown in the satellite photo, slightly to the east where the collapse occurred. It's fascinating to see the subject of a news report in a 3 month old high resolution satellite photos. Here is 'chief_sparky's post.
[Update: I found this photo from this Seattle Times article, which shows the crane was located near the same location as shown in Google Earth (you can see the buildings as they relate to its position). Although the crane looks white in the satellite photo (the collapsed crane was yellow), I think that's an effect of the angle of the sun and color processing of the photo.]
Enviado por FrankTaylor at 21 de Noviembre 2006 a las 09:16 AM
Enviado por: joris at 21 de Noviembre 2006 a las 10:36 AM
Enviado por: Arthur at 21 de Noviembre 2006 a las 10:36 AM
Enviado por: Jose at 21 de Noviembre 2006 a las 06:12 PM
Enviado por: James at 23 de Noviembre 2006 a las 04:21 AM
Enviado por: Scott at 19 de Enero 2007 a las 06:29 PM
Envíe un Comentario:
NOTA: Use español o Inglés. Los Comentarios son revisados previa publicación.