Saturday, April 10, 2010

Vertical [Photo-Hunt]

A vertical metal sculpture at the Seattle Center in Washington.

The Rainier Tower along Fifth Avenue in Seattle--a 40-story skyscraper with an unusual design. It has a 121-foot (11-story) vertical base that tapers towards ground level, like an inverted pyramid.

More vertical captures at Photo-Hunt

22 comments:

YTSL said...

The sculpture is innovative, the building kinda scary looking -- don't think I'd want to be in it! :D

EastCoastLife said...

The Rainier Tower is so cool! But I won't want to be inside it as I have experienced an earthquake while in a high-rise apartment.

Carver said...

I love the sculpture. The unusually shaped skyscaper is very unique. Happy weekend.

~Cheryl said...

That Rainier Tower has always fascinated me. It's still standing, after all these years! :)

Photo Cache said...

I wish I had thought of this idea - using stratospheric structures.

Have a great weekend. I envy you for trying out rock climbing :D

ipanema said...

beautiful! nice subjects.

Sidney said...

That is an amazing building ! I agree with YTSL... I don't want to go inside !

Maya said...

Great photos. I've been in Seattle several times but don't remember the Rainier Tower--will look for it next time I'm in that part of the world.

Sreisaat said...

Fantastic vertical structures but I would be scared to go near the Rainier tower.


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Mar said...

Unusual sculpture and building, great shots for the theme!!

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magiceye said...

wonderful perspective!

Dennis Villegas said...

Great symmetry, Luna. You absolutely captured the theme!

Bengbeng said...

i find the second thought amazing, why would anybody build it in this manner? :)

Gattina said...

That's quiet a strange sculpture !

chubskulit said...

Great shots!


My Photohunt, have a nice weekend!

jmb said...

Those are wonderful photos, especially the sculpture and you have taken full advantage of its veriticality in the photo.

Happy weekend to you.

mirage2g said...

Ang gandang installation nun unang foto!

Sandra said...

Great photos for this weeks theme. I have been in the Rainier bldg many times, yet it always give me a strange feeling, to walk near it. Thanks for stopping by. Happy week end.

Sara Katt said...

More man-made verticals. Great shots!
Happy Sunday!
I'm late. Take a peek at mine if you get the time.

Purrs,
Sara Cat

http://christina-smycken.blogspot.com/2010/04/photohunt-theme-208-vertical-fotojakt.html#links

Julie Shaw said...

perfect

Jama said...

What an unusual shape for a building! what's inside it, the lower part I mean?

Race said...

wow i love those beautiful shots you have here! fits right on the theme! i like both the metal sculpture and the tower!

mine's up at

http://www.facilityserv.net/2010/04/ph208-vertical-tree.html