Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Missed It By That Much

So I'm watching a show on "mega-tsunamis" on the History Channel. They show a researcher, who talks about the wave triggered by a landslide in Lituya Bay, Alaska. The researcher tells us that the wave would have been taller than the Sears Tower. The visuals cut to a shot of Chicago and show... the John Hancock Center. Okay, the Sears Tower and the Hancock Building are only a couple miles apart, and they're both black glass skyscrapers with tall white antennae on top and were designed by Skidmore Owings and Merrill. But still, you'd expect that the History Channel, of all people would be able to tell the difference. (I'm impressed that none of their editors seem to have been to Chicago, as pretty much anyone who has ever seen the Sears Tower would have said: "That's not the right building...")

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