Early morning views of the CSX Northwest Intermodal Terminal show the five 1-million pound cranes, each as long as a football field, that live at the hub. The cranes lift containers that arrive on CSX trains, many of which are pulled by GE Evolution Series locomotives.
A short stop-motion animation I created last night for GE. Fun!
In the 1960s, railroad engineer Don Wetzel and his colleagues with the now defunct New York Central Railroad decided to build a high-speed train with jet engines they salvaged from an Air Force bomber. They attached the GE J-47-19 engines to the roof of a stock commuter car and dubbed the train the M-497. On July 23, 1966, they set a rail speed record that still stands. Ge Reports talked to Wetzel recently about the project.
LEGO virtuoso Aleksander Stein recreated the vehicle with the toy bricks, and we have set it in motion.
Amagerforbrænding, Copenhagen, Denmark by BIG-BJARKE INGELS GROUP
"Amagerforbrænding is in many ways situated on an edge condition. It is a place in the outskirts of Copenhagen, but also the centre for new recreational activities. It divides the local area in two, with factories on one side and housing on the other. It is a place you know from afar, but where few people ever go. On one hand the city of Copenhagen on the other hand Amager. The aim of the project is to tie all these opposing forces together, forming an identity for a new place in Copenhagen. We want to turn it into a place in itself – a destination where people will travel to. Most of the recently build power plants are merely functional boxes, wrapped in an expensive gift paper. The main "function" of the façade is to hide the fact that factories are having a serious image/branding problem. We want to do more than just create a beautiful skin around the factory. We want to add functionality! The ambition of creating added value in terms of added functionality does not stand in contrast to the ambition to create beauty. It does not have to be either/or – it can be both! We propose a new breed of waste-to-energy plant, one that is economically, environmentally, and socially profitable. Instead of considering Amagerforbrænding as an isolated object, we mobilize the architecture and intensify the relationship between the building and the city – expanding the existing activities in the area by turning the roof of the new Amagerforbrænding into a ski slope for the citizens of Copenhagen. Now is time to re-brand the factory."
Chris New, 2013
I’m not dead yet.
The GE F-class gas turbine, the largest in the world, powers thousands of homes and is a thing of beauty in its own right.
made this for GE yesterday
Chris New, 2013.
sample image from a series I’m producing for SJR’s quarterly trend report. this issue is called The Digital Polymath.
Anson Gilbert, celebrity stylist.
Chris New, 2013.