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empire state building

from king kong posted in movies by pete_nice

The Empire State Building is a 102-story landmark skyscraper and American cultural icon in New York City at the intersection of Fifth Avenue and West 34th Street. Construction started in 1929 and finished in 1931.

The 1933 film King Kong depicted the eponymous gargantuan shimmying to the top of this building in stop-motion awesomeness.

A description from the 1998 documentary The Cruise, as presented by Tim "Speed" Levitch:

"1,476 feet of organized granite and limestone. 6400 windows... 7 miles of elevator shafts. A slice of the state of Indiana vaulted on the corner of 34th st and 5th ave. King Kong climbed it."

That guy has a way with words...

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steve job’s family home

from steve jobs posted in technology by pete_nice

Steve Jobs bought this home in the mid-1990s after his marriage. Jobs raised his three children here. The house is done in the British country style, and the home is reportedly lightly furnished (but not as comparatively stark as his bachelor days).

This is also where Steve Jobs died on October 5, 2011, due to complications from a relapse of his previously treated islet-cell neuroendocrine pancreatic cancer, resulting in respiratory arrest. He had lost consciousness the day before, and died with his wife, children and sister at his side.

His last words were: "OH WOW, OH WOW, OH WOW."

(These words were capitalized in The New York Times presentation of his sister's eulogy.)

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old apple campus

from apple, steve jobs posted in technology by pete_nice

Until 1992, before construction of the campus, Apple's corporate headquarters were located in the building Mariani One at this location.

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apple campus #1

from apple, steve jobs posted in technology by pete_nice

Apple's headquarters are located in Cupertino, CA on 1 Infinite Loop. The current campus was built in 1993, while Steve Jobs was not the CEO. It currently covers 32 acres over six four-floor buildings.

On June 7 2011, then-Apple CEO Steve Jobs gave a presentation to Cupertino City Council, detailing plans for a second campus that has not been created yet.

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steve job’s childhood home

from steve jobs posted in technology by pete_nice

Steve Jobs moved to this home with his parents in 1960 when he was five years old. In 1969, he met fellow computer enthusiast Steve Wozniak.

Together in 1975 they started assembling Apple Computers in the garage of this location, and by 1976 they had started Apple Computer Inc.

Architecturally, the home is a Joseph Eichler-built house, one of 11,000 built in California during a 25-year period. The homes are noted for standardized, yet expressive design. The design tends to have unadorned surfaces, clean lines, and emphasizes modernity.

Eichler himself grew up in a Frank Lloyd Wright Usonian house-- a series of contemporary homes designed for the “everyman” (Wright's term). While Eichler's style differed from Wright's, the moralistic goal of democratizing good and elegant design was an imperative for both of them.

It could be postulated there are some parallels, or at least a continuity, to Steve Job's design ethos.

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