Friday, May 11, 2007

I Know Someone Who Will Like This!!



Is a picture for my tall Chinese ladyfriend Gan Ching, who is always posting photos of architectural phenomenomena, for some reason. This is a picture of what is going to be called the Chicago Spire, like the spire in Dublin escept with apartments, which means that people will be able to urinate inside it instead of at the bottom of it.

Chicago is in the United States of America. At 610 meters in height, the Chicago Spire will be the tallest building in the United States of America.

The Spire is being design by Santiago Calatrava, well-known SPANISH architect also responsible for such buildings as the Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias in Valencia, the Boyne Bridge in Ireland, the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona, and Saint Paul's Cathedral in London. It will include such groundbreaking features as recycling of rainwater and a special groundbreaker.

In addition, the apartments are espected to be the finest homes in the world, according to the promoters, Shelbourne Development Group, which are based in Dublin. Is why, of course, the building is so high: So the residents can have have beautiful things to look at from their windows instead of Chicago. Bear in mind too that company based in Dublin is going to have very different standards and definition of what constitute "finest homes in the world." For them, it probly mean no vomit or Abrakebabra wrappers in your front garden when you look out in the morning. Also probly means each apartment has a minibar.

7 comments:

Fat Sparrow said...

That's a very impressive erection you have pictured there.

gan ching said...

Manuel thank you for posting this lovely CAD image of the new Irish/US Spike building. It reminds me of the kind of thing that would be very nice for a saint to sit on top of for 40 days or so.

Spanish people are so very talented.

(btw hope the new job is going well and if you did any assistance with the testing, well, you know where to come.)

Manuel Estimulo said...

Hola Fats Parrot--

Thank you very much. I understand from confidants that the ribbing adds to the aesthetic esperience also. What do you think?

Hola Gan--

Yes, they should put little statue of Simon Stylites in Lotus position at the very top. Would be most charming.

New job is not under way yet. I await package. I hope it get through X-ray machine okay!!

savannah said...

hola, mi amor...if this new opening doesn't work out, you should really reconsider my offer. i might even get a pool.

Mairéad said...

Very fancy!

sexpot said...

Dear Manuel,

Just to let you know that I've sent you the first few items for testing. I've marked the front of the package "Sex Toys" in large black marker so you know exactly what it is and can start the review process as soon as you have a little spare time on your hands.

Regards,

SkookumJoe said...

must have taken a long time to hammer that nail right through the earth