33 Iconic Landmarks Like You’ve Never Seen Them Before, The Hoover Dam Will Blow Your Mind.

33 Iconic Landmarks Like You’ve Never Seen Them Before, The Hoover Dam Will Blow Your Mind. June 10, 2017

From where we stand on the earth’s surface, it’s impossible to see how beautifully complex our surroundings our. As our world grows and changes, so do the elements around us. Sometimes, our impact on the planet is not a positive one. That’s the idea that the people at Overview NYC are trying to call to light. Their project, known as the Overview Effect, refers tot he sensation that astronauts have when they look down and view the earth as a whole, causing them to reflect on the world’s enormity and complexity all at once.

Here’s what Overview NYC had to say about their images on their website: > Overviews (what we call these images) focus on the places and moments where human activity—for better or for worse—has shaped the landscape. Each Overview starts with a thought experiment. We consider the places where man has left his mark on the planet and then conduct the necessary research to identify locations (and the corresponding geo-coordinates) to convey that idea. Check out the mesmerizing photos below. In honor of Australia Day – the country’s national holiday celebrated annually on January 26th – we wanted to share this breathtaking Overview of Bondi Beach in Sydney. One of the city’s most popular destinations, the beach gets its name from the Aboriginal word “Bondi” that means waves breaking over rocks. A photo posted by Daily Overview (@dailyoverview) on Jan 25, 2015 at 5:49pm PST.

Today we are doing a feed takeover for @theworldpost with a selection of Overviews from around the globe, including this one of Bourtange.

This Dutch “star fort” was built in 1593 during the Eighty Years’ War when William I of Orange wanted to control the only road between Germany and the city of Groningen. Star forts were constructed in the manner you see here so that an attack on any of its five walls could be aggressively counteracted from the two adjacent star points. A photo posted by Daily Overview (@dailyoverview) on Jun 9, 2015 at 7:25am PDT.

On cold, rainy day here in New York City, we’re dreaming about the overwater bungalows of the Intercontinental Bora Bora Resort in French Polynesia.

Situated on a coral island, guests stay in one of 83 villas with private pontoons where they can relax and take in the sun. A photo posted by Daily Overview (@dailyoverview) on Oct 22, 2014 at 7:00am PDT.

We’ve got a great set of new pieces coming to the Printshop tomorrow including the Overview seen here.

Can anybody identity what this is and where it’s located. We’ll ship a postcard sized print (USA only) to whoever gives the right answer first in the comments! A photo posted by Daily Overview (@dailyoverview) on May 30, 2015 at 12:38pm PDT.

A poultry farm in Manteca, California, USA.

Globally, more than 50 billion chickens are raised per year as a source of food. A photo posted by Daily Overview (@dailyoverview) on Dec 29, 2014 at 7:29am PST.

Thomson Correctional Center is maximum security prison located in Thomson, Illinois, USA.

The facility has a capacity of 1,600 prisoners that are held within eight cellhouses, surrounded by a 15-foot, 7000 volt electric fence and an additional 12-foot fence covered with razor wire. A photo posted by Daily Overview (@dailyoverview) on May 7, 2015 at 9:13am PDT.

Today, in place of our usual Overview, we are honored to feature the work of acclaimed aerial photographer, Alex MacLean. Piloting his own plane, Mr.

MacLean captures breathtaking images like “Dinghies Clustered Around Dock” (Duxbury, Massachusetts, 1993) seen here. If you are an aerial photographer and are interested in having your work exhibited on our feed, send us a note and some sample images to dailyoverview@gmail.com. A photo posted by Daily Overview (@dailyoverview) on May 5, 2015 at 9:12am PDT.

Today we’ve added seven new pieces to our Printshop, including this Overview of the urban plan of Brasilia. The city was founded on April 21, 1960 in order to move the capital from Rio de Janeiro to a more central location within Brazil.

The design – resembling an airplane from above – was developed by Lúcio Costa and prominently features the modernist buildings of the celebrated architect Oscar Niemeyer at its center. To see what else we’ve added to the Printshop, click the link in our profile. A photo posted by Daily Overview (@dailyoverview) on May 1, 2015 at 8:33am PDT.

The Calbuco Volcano in southern Chile is spewing ash again today, following two massive eruptions last week.

Chilean authorities stated that the initial eruptions released approximately 210 million cubic meters of ash into the air. Striking infrared satellite images taken in recent days show the town of Ensenada, located at the based on the volcano, covered in a thick layer of gray dust. A photo posted by Daily Overview (@dailyoverview) on Apr 29, 2015 at 8:09am PDT.

Milan-Malpensa Airport handles more than 18.8 million passengers and 435,000 tons of cargo every year.

Also, we’re thrilled to announce that our Earth Day Contest winner is @dyckered. We’ll message you directly for your prize. A photo posted by Daily Overview (@dailyoverview) on Apr 26, 2015 at 2:02pm PDT.

Ankara, Turkey is home to more than five million residents and serves as the county’s capital.

Residential housing in the northern section of the city is visible here. A photo posted by Daily Overview (@dailyoverview) on Apr 25, 2015 at 12:23pm PDT.

Shipping containers are stacked at the Port Newark Container Terminal in Newark, New Jersey, USA.

The massive facility handles over 600,000 shipping containers every year and has begun expansion projects that will increase annual capacity to 1.1 million containers by 2030. A photo posted by Daily Overview (@dailyoverview) on Apr 21, 2015 at 11:44am PDT.

The Venetian Islands are a chain of six man-made islands located in Miami, Florida.

San Marino Island, Di Lido Island, and Rivo Alto Island are pictured here. While the islands’ residential neighborhoods have some of the highest property values in the city, they are also among the first places ordered to evacuate in advance of a hurricane. A photo posted by Daily Overview (@dailyoverview) on Apr 16, 2015 at 8:05am PDT.

The Masters is one of the four major championships held each year in professional golf.

Yesterday, Jordan Spieth won the tournament, and its coveted green jacket prize, with a record-tying score of 18 under par. The golf club where the tournament is held – Augusta National in Augusta, Georgia – was formerly a plant nursery and each hole is now named after a particular tree or shrub. A photo posted by Daily Overview (@dailyoverview) on Apr 13, 2015 at 8:42am PDT.

Port Grimaud is a seaside town located on the French Riviera by the Gulf of Saint Tropez.

The development consists of French “Fisherman” style houses built upon channels in a Venetian manner. Tag someone you’d like to travel with this weekend! A photo posted by Daily Overview (@dailyoverview) on Apr 10, 2015 at 11:33am PDT.

The United States Capitol Building in Washington, D.C. is the seat the country’s Congress and the legislative branch of the federal government.

The Capitol Dome, which is currently enclosed in scaffolding (until 2017), has undergone numerous expansions and restorations since it was first added to the building in 1855. The total weight of the dome is 14.1 million pounds. A photo posted by Daily Overview (@dailyoverview) on Apr 2, 2015 at 8:47am PDT.

The Cellino San Marco Solar Park, located in Southern Italy, was completed with a construction cost of €203 million and consists of 600,000 solar modules. A photo posted by Daily Overview (@dailyoverview) on Mar 30, 2015 at 12:51pm PDT

Los Caracoles Pass, translated as “Snails Pass,” is located in a remote section of the Andes Mountains on the Chilean side of the border with Argentina.

The twisting road climbs to an elevation of 10,419 feet, has no roadside safety barriers, and is frequented by large trucks. A photo posted by Daily Overview (@dailyoverview) on Mar 24, 2015 at 6:31am PDT.

The Terminal de Autobuses de Pasajeros de Oriente, better known as TAPO, is a major bus terminal in Mexico City, Mexico. The dome-covered structure accommodates more than 10,000 passengers per day traveling to fourteen states throughout the country.

PS – This weekend we are doing a feed takeover for our friends, @artsetters. Check out their page over the coming days for a fresh look at some of our favorite Overviews! A photo posted by Daily Overview (@dailyoverview) on Mar 20, 2015 at 12:21pm PDT.

Durrat Al Bahrain will consist of 15 connected, artificial islands (including six atolls, five fish-shaped, and two crescent-shaped). Construction costs are estimated at $6 billion and the project is slated for completion in mid-2015.

Also, Friday’s print contest winner is: @kellypastorek. We’ll message you shortly! A photo posted by Daily Overview (@dailyoverview) on Mar 15, 2015 at 2:43pm PDT.

Superkilen is a public park in the Nørrebro district of Copenhagen, Denmark.

The colorful space aims to celebrate global diversity, designed as a universal exposition with ideas and artifacts gathered from over 50 countries around the world. A photo posted by Daily Overview (@dailyoverview) on Mar 10, 2015 at 8:23am PDT.

Uranium mine in Arlit, Niger.

French nuclear power generation as well as the French nuclear weapons program are dependent on the uranium that is extracted from the mine – more than 3400 tonnes per year. A photo posted by Daily Overview (@dailyoverview) on Feb 11, 2015 at 7:33am PST.

An offshore, semi-submersible accommodation vessel – Safe Bristolia – is docked at the Port of Gdańsk in Poland.

This enormous structure provides accommodations for 587 people during their work on offshore oil platforms. A photo posted by Daily Overview (@dailyoverview) on Feb 10, 2015 at 7:11am PST.

Massive, residential houses are built on circular canals near the Gulf of Mexico in Hitchcock, Texas, USA. A photo posted by Daily Overview (@dailyoverview) on Jan 28, 2015 at 6:44am PST

The Golden Gate Bridge is a 1.7 mile (2.7 km) long suspension bridge in San Francisco, California that spans the Golden Gate strait, the mile-wide channel between San Francisco Bay and the Pacific Ocean.

The bridge’s signature color, known as “international orange”, was selected to complement its natural surroundings and enhance its visibility in fog. A photo posted by Daily Overview (@dailyoverview) on Jan 22, 2015 at 9:40am PST.

Niagara Falls is the collective name for three waterfalls that straddle the border between Ontario, Canada and the United States.

The falls have the highest flow rate of any waterfall in the world, with a vertical drop of more than 165 feet (50 m). The Maid of the Mist boat, visible here, has carried passengers into the rapids immediately below the falls since 1846. A photo posted by Daily Overview (@dailyoverview) on Jan 15, 2015 at 5:59am PST.

The Chicago Bears won their first home game at Soldier Field last night, beating the Minnesota Vikings 21-13.

The stadium, located on Lake Michigan, is the third-smallest in the NFL with a seating capacity of 61,500. A photo posted by Daily Overview (@dailyoverview) on Nov 17, 2014 at 7:20am PST.

For an #Overview #tbt we have recaptured the Grand Prismatic Spring at Yellowstone National Park where visitors can get a close-up view on a series of elevated boardwalks.

The hot spring gets its vivid color from pigmented bacteria that grow around the edge of the mineral-rich water. While our Overviews typically consider human impact on the landscape, here we marvel in our fascination with the beauty of the natural world. A photo posted by Daily Overview (@dailyoverview) on Nov 13, 2014 at 7:00am PST.

Hoover Dam is a 726-foot high, 1,244-foot wide concrete arch-gravity dam located on the Colorado River at the border of Arizona and Nevada.

Constructed between 1931 and 1936 during the Great Depression, a workforce of approximately 20,000 poured a total of 4.36 million cubic yards of concrete to complete the structure. Overall, there is enough concrete in the dam to pave a two-lane highway from San Francisco to New York. A photo posted by Daily Overview (@dailyoverview) on Nov 6, 2014 at 6:40am PST.

Het Loo Palace is located in Apeldoorn, Netherlands.

“The Great Garden,” situated behind the residence, follows the general Baroque landscape design formula: perfect symmetry, axial layout with radiating gravel walks, parterres with fountains, basins, and statues. A photo posted by Daily Overview (@dailyoverview) on Sep 26, 2014 at 9:55am PDT.

The Statue of Liberty is a colossal neoclassical sculpture in the middle of New York Harbor, in Manhattan, New York City. The statue, dedicated on October 28, 1886, was a gift to the United States from the people of France.

The robed female figure bears a torch and a tablet that is inscribed with the date of the American Declaration of Independence – July 4, 1776. Happy 4th of July from Daily Overview! A photo posted by Daily Overview (@dailyoverview) on Jul 4, 2014 at 7:35am PDT.

A photo posted by Daily Overview (@dailyoverview) on Jan 11, 2014 at 9:43am PST

The giant bubble-like biomes at The Eden Project in Cornwall, England comprise the world’s largest greenhouse. A photo posted by Daily Overview (@dailyoverview) on Feb 17, 2014 at 10:49am PST