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    Default Architectural Balloon Popper?

    I think some architects could use a lesson in fundamental optics!

    http://abcnews.go.com/Travel/las-veg...ry?id=11739234

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    oopsies!!

    the building is a giant lens, thats pretty fail lol

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    I'm anxious to see how well "greenery and umbrellas" like the sun on that side of the building.

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    This is my favorite.

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    chad


    When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro.


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    Default ENGINEERS?

    You figure as much as it cost to produce a building like that, they would take lensing into consideration. Disney did the same thing with using polished stainless steal as a sideding cover on their building, all curves and melting stuff in a building a cross the way even in cars in the parking lot.
    BEAMANN (GODSLIGHT SHOWS)

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    Quote Originally Posted by chad View Post
    This is my favorite.

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    chad
    Came here to post that exact same picture. Here's a google street-view of the same building.

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    They just need to get creative with some artistically placed solar panels and they'll be good to go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chad View Post
    This is my favorite.

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    wow, you can actually see where its burned away the grass

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    All they need do is install a large array of solar cells and viola! Solar furnace to power the hotel. It is a design feature, not a flaw.
    This space for rent.

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    Default maybe they were trying to copy this?

    Will there be three phase!!!!

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