Beat the Teacher thru Internet!! HELP

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  1. wyatt23 macrumors 6502a

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    ok. so my teacher gave an assignment that she told us that no one can get.

    she gave everyone a picture of a building, and then said we wouldn't be able to identify it in 48 hours. she said it's like bird watching, if you don't know what bird it is, you have to spend hours reading thru a book until you see it.

    well i have a picture, and while i will still be trying to find it, if anyone knows, please let me know. the more eyes that see it give me an edge!!:p

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  2. tobefirst macrumors 68040

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    wouldn't we need to see the picture in order to help? :)
     
  3. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    You might want to try posting it over at skyscrapercity.com.
     
  4. KingYaba macrumors 68040

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  5. pianoman macrumors 68000

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    what is the point of this assignment? sounds like a waste of time to me. if she says you're not going to get it, why bother giving it to you?

    i have no idea what that building is.
     
  6. sb58 macrumors 6502a

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    if you can figure out what those flags say it would be easy.
     
  7. Bobdude161 macrumors 65816

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    wow i wish i had more teachers that gave me assignments that they knew I couldn't complete. That would mean that I wouldn't have to do it at all.

    "So did anybody complete the impossible assignment? No? Oh that's okay, I'll tell you the answers."

    "Sweet"
     
  8. Jaffa Cake macrumors Core

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    I'm guessing that it's probably quite a famous building, that you could probably recognise fairly easily from a side-on angle – the point of the exercise being to illustrate the importance of looking at familiar things from different points of view, or some other rubbish like that. ;)

    Sorry wyatt23 – I don't recognise the building either.
     
  9. SamIchi macrumors 68030

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    It kinda looks like a building that I tried to take a picture of in NYC. Some security guy yelled at me. I took the picture anyways. I think it was a bank, I don't remember. It's probably not even that buildiing, there are so damn many.

    EDIT:
    Nevermind, I found the picture, it's nothin like it.
     
  10. wimic macrumors regular

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    what do those flags say? perhaps that would be a start. even with a street number or something... might help
     
  11. Fearless Leader macrumors 68020

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    you could give it to the csi people and they could use their "image enhancers" and zoom in for ever without losing quality...
     
  12. someguy macrumors 68020

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    Yep, I used this method to zoom into one of the windows where a woman was opening her mail and was able to read the address on one of the envelopes...

    ...just kidding. :p


    Good luck identifying a random building based solely on a picture with very few clues as to what/where it could be.
     
  13. beatsme macrumors 65816

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    looks art deco...Chrysler Building maybe?

    EDIT: could be the Empire State Building...I'm thinking that terraced building on the left side of the photo may hold a clue...
     
  14. patrick0brien macrumors 68040

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    No, not Chrysler, but it looks to me a modern version of deco. I'd guess no more than a decade old - though his deco is very good, even includes the twin tower look and set-back facade with a lot of verticals.

    When I first saw the pic, I though that it looks like a building I've seen in Chicago near the Hancock building on Oak street.
     
  15. Jaffa Cake macrumors Core

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    I thought that at first, but I found this image of the Empire State that made me think otherwise...
     

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  16. beatsme macrumors 65816

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    yea...the windows are wrong...

    all I can say is there better be an answer on this thread eventually :D

    EDIT: is it me, or does the thing look like it might be residential, like an apartment building or a hotel? I'd say the two columns of windows that join at a 45º angle are elevator shafts...well...maybe
     
  17. thedude110 macrumors 68020

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    Right. Learning to look, and learning to be attentive to text, image and world.

    Also learning to research and to problem solve, using resources at hand to develop innovative solutions.

    Good assignment so long as everyone has to make a guess.

    And write about it.
     
  18. Jaffa Cake macrumors Core

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    They look way too wide to be elevators to me – I'm in agreement that it has the look of a residential building though, and the banners are the sort of thing you might see on a hotel.

    Of course, I could be hopelessly wrong on all counts. :p
     
  19. jbernie macrumors 6502a

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    It won't be an elevator... the upper portion of the building is recessed a bit from the lower portion so unless the elevator travels horizontal at the the recess point it wont work.

    Definately agree with the residential/hotel angle. Those windows would be like that to get you wider view.

    It would be useful to know where the submitter lives..country wise as that would help narrow the possibilities a little.
     
  20. Blackheart macrumors 6502a

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    What's the title of the class? That may offer a clue.
     
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  24. calculus Guest

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    I'd agree with this. Getting the 'right answer' is less important than the process you go through to get there. Sounds like proper education for a change!
     

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