Spaceport America, New Mexico
Foster Partners, Spaceport America, Richard Branson, Norman Foster, Interesting Architecture, Spaces Travel, Galact Gateway, Virgin Galact, New Mexico
Design of the Year award: nominee Spaceport America, New Mexico by Foster Partners Photography: Nigel Young. Courtsey: Foster Partners
Norman Foster's Launchpad for Richard Branson's $200,000-a-Flight Virgin Galactic Spaceline // Las Cruces, New Mexico // architecture Hot and dry.
Not only is it interesting architecture, the "Virgin Galactic Gateway to Space" could be a big part of commercial space travel in the future.
Richard Branson has opened the world’s first-ever commercial spaceport in the New Mexico desert, the new home for his company, Virgin Galactic.The eccentric businessman inaugurated the building by breaking a champagne bottle against a hanger building, & rappelling down the side of it. Spaceport America will serve as the operating hub for Virgin Galactic & is expected to house up to 2 WhiteKnight2s & 5 SpaceShip2s, in addition to all of Virgins astronaut preparation facilities & mission control.
Orange and lime constructions
“This collosal and complex city was created by the collective will of the ant colony” (video)
Ants Colonial, Ants Hill, Giant Ants, Abandoned Ants, Building Underground, Colonial Fillings, Cement, Unearth Anthil, Colonial Excavator
This is really cool.. i hope that you share it with the children in your life that love science.... truly amazing. Giant Ant Colony Excavated, You won't believe what they build underground! - Amazing Earth
A magical look into the world of ants! Concrete was poured into a giant ant hill then very gently excavated revealing this most amazing ant colony masterpiece.
An enormous, abandoned ant colony filled with cement and excavated
Heceta Head, Oregon Coast