First of all, watch this time lapse video taken over five years.
Here is the story behind it.
The Elbphilharmonie is a concert hall under construction in the HafenCity quarter of Hamburg, Germany. The new construction sits on top of an old warehouse building and is designed by Swiss architecture firm Herzog & de Meuron.
In 2007, the construction was scheduled to be finished by 2010 with an estimated cost of €241 million. In November 2008, as an endorsement to the original contract, the costs for the project were estimated at €450 million.In August 2012, the cost were re-estimated to be over €500 million, which should also cover the increased cost for a strengthened roof.
As of December 2014, construction work is scheduled to end in October 2016 at a cost of €789 million, with an announced opening date of 12 January 2017.
The easternmost part of the building will be rented by Westin Hamburg hotel, scheduled to open in October 2016. The upper floors west of the concert hall will accommodate apartments.
I love the ambition of this project. It’s something you don’t often see anymore.
The dream car of your childhood can now be the dream car of your adulthood. A giant street-legal version of Little Tikes’ red and yellow car is currently for sale on eBay. It’s a one of a kind, and there are some real perks to it. There are huge windows (although there’s no glass), an engine so that you don’t have to walk it around, and it should be easy to spot in a parking lot.
The car was built in 2013 by the custom vehicle shop Attitude Autos. You may have heard about it back then: after being featured on the BBC, video of the car went viral online. Since then, it’s been popping up at charity events around the UK — the shop behind it seems to hope that whoever buys it next will put it to the same use. "We have managed to raise a substantial amount of money for children’s charities with the Crazy Coupe, so it’s potential in the right hands could be quite phenomenal," it writes.
Regardless of your politics, this is a really good attack ad. Also, I think Illegal Campaign Contributions would be an amazing name for a band.
15 minutes of video from an intersection in Amsterdam. Cars, pedestrians and cyclists all treated as equal with speeds that are designed for a human and not a car scale.
93 Minutes of 4K footage shot from the bow of the Container Ship Gunhilde Maersk as she traverses the South China Sea from Vietnam to China. Â I streamed this from my iPad to my Apple TV tonight and found it strangely relaxing to watch.
Stuart Scottâ€™s moving acceptance speech at the ESPYâ€™s while in the middle his final battle with cancer.
With the news that LeBron James is open to leaving Cleveland (again), I am going to post this Nike commercial from this summer with no comment.
John Oliver explains to Letterman why English soccer will never take off in the United States.
This could have been Oliver and I as he taught me our â€œsecret handshakeâ€
Big Hero 6 was a faster learner than myself.
Video of Andrew Coyne at the McKercher Lecture Series at the College of Law. Â Itâ€™s a great lecture and one that you really need to watch.