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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//6 Jun 30, 2008 06:29 AM | posted by: JMAN
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//5 Jun 24, 2008 12:25 PM | posted by: harman
Hats off 2 Paul St George!!! Really... Wat a passionate man? He created wat he dreamt of... I wish even in India v had such a Telectroscope so that v cud see people in sum other country!!!!!!
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//4 Jun 15, 2008 05:15 PM | posted by: DRUTHI
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//3 May 28, 2008 09:25 PM | posted by: Cindy
Windy, he is with me right now! XD!
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//2 May 23, 2008 09:53 PM | posted by: alcotrazz [InfoMANIAC]
you'd have to bend it over the earth :) it's round, you know...
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//1 May 23, 2008 06:31 PM | posted by: Windy [InfoMANIAC]
Great idea! How much time did it take them to construct such an amazing thing? I would like to have my personal telescope to see what my boyfriend is doing when he is in another part of the world, many miles away...

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