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11 de Mayo 2007

Giant Building Found in Google Earth

[UPDATE May 17: Google did a layers update yesterday and removed the bad building.]

Tall Building data error in Google EarthFound an E-mail from Jorge González this morning who told me he had found a 72 km tall building in Google Earth near Bratislava, Slovakia. Apparently someone has secretly built a space elevator in Slovakia - either that, or something wrong happened when a 3D model was put into Google's database. You only see this data error if you turn on the "3D Buildings" layer. Then, follow this link , or do a search for "Bratislava".

I'm sure Google will have this corrected soon. Possibly when the next layer update occurs. There are already several 3D buildings built in Bratislava, it was my first time to visit the area. Jorge also has a spanish blog where he writes about things he finds in Google Earth - check out Turismo Google.

Enviado por FrankTaylor at 11 de Mayo 2007 a las 07:43 AM

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    There are two other 3D buildings in Bratislava on GE, on the place of new National Theater, which in reality no exist.

    Enviado por: Juraj at 12 de Mayo 2007 a las 02:50 PM

    Haha, awesome. I couldn't get the thermospheric description in view before GE culled it out (it's located 102762.7545881012 meters above the ground to be exact), but by sniffing my own network traffic I found it's "nieco BIG" by Kiwi, described as "BIG BIG BIG":
    http://sketchup.google.com/3dwarehouse/details?mid=1720400f53258fd67d1edfc9f68d8317

    I think I'll make a copy to share with others when it's gone; at least I presume it won't stay there indefinitely.

    Enviado por: Jonathan at 13 de Mayo 2007 a las 07:35 AM

    btw "nieco BIG" in slovak means "something BIG", which I guess is a good description for this monstrosity :)

    Enviado por: gulo at 14 de Mayo 2007 a las 01:23 AM

    This is wikid i can spend hours on this and not get bored keep up the wikid things...

    Enviado por: Bruce at 31 de Mayo 2007 a las 04:20 AM

    Another giant building (error in 3dwarehouse) found at Burhaniye, Turkey 39*29'N 26*56'E, Kent, Denmark

    Enviado por: Kent at 19 de Junio 2007 a las 11:57 AM

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