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Downtown Dallas in Heavy Fog March 29, 2008

Posted by daveintexas in Ducks, Lurkers, Science.
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Spent a good part of my life in Dallas, never saw anything like this.

As luck would have it, this was a couple of weeks ago and I drove up there on business.  The ground level wasn’t too bad by the time I arrived, but it was pretty thick earlier that morning.

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1. pajama momma - March 29, 2008

Something wicked this way comes.

2. 5eyh - March 29, 2008

for a second i thought that third picture had a piece of a planes wing in the foreground.

3. daveintexas - March 29, 2008

Heh, yeah. I’m told these were taken from the Hunt bldg. I remember working nearby on the 30th floor of another tower, and in the winter time (when the wind was from the north) watching planes from Southwest Airlines fly almost at that level outside my window on landing approach. Very strange first time you see it, occasionally you could make out the panicked face of a passenger pressed up to the window.

4. kevlarchick - March 29, 2008

Very cool.

5. PattyAnn - March 29, 2008

I remember that morning, Dave. It was awful. We couldn’t believe it was so foggy.
Sometime when you come to Dallas, we’d love to meet you.

6. Bart - March 29, 2008

I bear gifts:

7. bartwing plover - March 29, 2008

looks like CLOUD CITY in STAR WARS

8. dr4 - March 29, 2008

9. pKay - March 29, 2008

LOL i thought the same thing Seyh… 4th one gave that impression as well to me… I was thinking to myself.. wow that’s a clear picture that the guy took through the airplane window!

pKay.

10. Michael - March 29, 2008

I’m fondling my Kimber 1911 semi-auto with the rosewood hand-textured grips by the custom shop.

I’m thinking about shooting dead with .45 ACP hollowpoint ammunition backed by 4,000 psi . . .

. . . or banning,

the next person who posts a cat picture.

Just sayin’.

*Michael racks a round; Kimber is in Condition One; finger is on the ban button, not the trigger*

11. Michael - March 30, 2008

12. Dave in Texas - March 30, 2008

>> we’d love to meet you

That would be awesome PattyAnn. I keep forgetting you live there.

13. The Comish (sic) - March 31, 2008

I used to work on the 59th floor of the Bank of America building. Foggy days like this were always awesome. And my office faced Love Fields, so I watched many, many planes land. It was addictive.

One of my favorite Dallas architectural stories: See that building in the 3rd picture? It’s called the Chase tower, and it’s got a hole in it.

http://www.dallassky.com/bldg04.htm

See where there’s curving glass inside the hole? The story (almost certainly apocryphal) is that that part wasn’t always enclosed. Supposedly, the hole was just big enough for a single engine prop plane to fly through. Naturally, someone flew through it. Afterwards, the building’s owners decided to make the hole smaller so no one would be tempted to do that again. So they built that curving glass enclosure and called it a “sky lobby.”

If you kids come to Dallas, let me know and we’ll make a production of it.

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