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New GeoEye Satellite launches on September 6, 2008

The brandnew GeoEye-1 Earth-imaging satellite (…the highest resolution of any commercial imaging system…) launches on September 6, 2008 from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. Google is a partner of Geoeye – so hopefully this satellite will bring new updated imagery for Google Maps soon.

Burj Al Arab

The Burj Al Arab in Dubai is one of the most exclusive and expensive hotels in the world. It has 60 floors and 202 rooms and is 321 m (1,053 ft) high. The construction took 5 years from 1994 – 1999.

Taipei 101

The Taipei 101 in Taiwan is the tallest building in the world (constructed 1999 – 2004). It has 101 floors and an overall height of 509.2 m (1,670.60 ft).

St. Louis Gateway Arch

The Jefferson National Expansion Memorial (aka “St. Louis Gateway Arch” or “Gateway to the West”) is the landmark of St. Louis in Missouri. The arch is 630 feet (192 m) tall and was completed in 1935. In 1968 a tram system and to the observation area (inside the top of the arch) was installed.

Great Pyramid of Giza, Great Sphinx

The Pyramid of Cheops is one of the seven wonders of the ancient world and an UNESCO world heritage site. It was constructed about 2570 BC and has a height of 138.8 m, (455.2 ft). The Great Sphinx of Giza is a half-human, half-lion Sphinx statue “guarding” the Giza plateau.