Google Maps Warp the Time/Space Continuum

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I was panning Google Maps around the downtown of Dallas, and I came across a really weird view of some of the tallest skyscrapers where the buildings seem to all be leaning into each other.

The Leaning Tower of Pisa effect is apparently due to them stitching a few different satellite pix together, and each pic likely was taken at different angles.

The really weird thing is that someone had to have used Photoshop or something to parse them together really carefully, because at street level they appear seamless. The person who did this had to work to integrate the building's shadows together, while apparently ignoring the massive warping illusion they were causing!

The overall effect is as though there's some black hole matter in between the buildings, causing space itself to curve inward.

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Perspective Distortion?

Fisheye distortion? Or curving space and time? ;)

reminds me of simcity

reminds me of simcity

Yeah, try it on NYC, it gets

Yeah, try it on NYC, it gets rather freaky.

Um.....

...not all satellites move in the same direction. There's bound to be a meeting point somewhere :-]

Oops. I didn't mean to say that. In fact, I believe that Google has dug large holes underneath its competitors' offices, causing them to lean and ultimately topple over. Hehehe. Serves them right.

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