Saturday, November 13, 2010

15-Story Hotel Built by Chinese Workers in 6 Days

Here is an awesome video of a hotel constructed in six days. Called the Ark Hotel, most materials were prefabricated off-site and assembled on-site. Despite its quick construction time, the structure is designed to withstand a magnitude 9 earthquake. Nearby residents who have been gone for a week would probably be the most surprised. Somehow in the end knowing a hotel was built in six days does not make the hotel any more attractive for a stay.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Top 10: Top Visitor Attractions in the USA has released an updated list of the Top 10 visitor attractions in America. Forbes defines these as sites of historical or cultural interest; natural phenomena and landmarks; and officially designated entertainment and recreation centers. How many have you visited?

Times Square
1) Times Square, New York, New York (37.6 million visitors)
2) Las Vegas Strip, Las Vegas, Nevada (29.1 million)
3) National Mall and Memorial Parks, Washington, DC (25 million)
4) Faneuil Hall Marketplace, Boston, Massachusetts (19 million)
5) Magic Kingdom Walt Disney World, Orlando, Florida (17.1 million)

Golden Gate Recreation Area
6) Golden Gate Recreation Area, San Francisco, California (17 million)
7) Disneyland Resort, Anaheim, California (14.7 million)
8) Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco, California (10 million) tie
8) Hollywood Walk of Fame, Los Angeles, California (10 million) tie
10) Great Smoky Mountain National Park, North Carolina and Tennessee (9.5 million)

Click here for the Top 50 Most Visited Attractions in the World.

Smoky Mountain National Park.
All photos used for illustration purposes only.
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