Friday, 23 May, 2008 Technology

A Huge Telescope Allows to See from London to New York


The Telectroscope – a giant telescope that gives you the possibility to see all the way from London to New York was introduced today in both capitals during the celebration of the 125th anniversary of the Brooklyn Bridge.

Parabolic mirrors at both ends of the world's centers allow looking through more than 3500 miles across the globe. The Telectroscope is an 11.2-meter long and 3.3-meter tall gigantic device adorned with gold and wood that gives a great vision of what is happening on the other size of the Atlantic in real time via the tunnel running under the ocean.

The dream of creating this wonder was made true by an artist Paul St George. He was inspired by the idea of his great-grandfather Alexander Stanhope St George, who built a trans-Atlantic tunnel connecting London and New York. The artist found the 19th century plans and finished what his grandfather once started.

St. George studied Victorian chronophotography but had no idea where to find the right equipment for the trans-Atlantic tunnel. He asked for help Artichoke, the British arts group that was enthusiastic about realizing the fantastic idea.

Now Londoners and New Yorkers can see each other through the lens near the Fulton Ferry Landing in Brooklyn, New York and Tower Bridge, London, 24 hours a day.

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