“Daytona Rising is a $400 million reimagining of an American icon – Daytona International Speedway.
Five expanded and redesigned entrances, or “injectors,” will lead fans to a series of escalators and elevators, transporting them to three different concourse levels. Each level features spacious social areas, or “neighborhoods,” along the nearly mile-long frontstretch.
At the conclusion of the redevelopment, Daytona International Speedway will have approximately 101,000 permanent, wider and more comfortable seats, twice as many restrooms and three times as many concession stands. In addition, the Speedway will feature over 60 luxury suites with track side views and a completely revamped hospitality experience for corporate guests.
The project officially broke ground in early July, 2013 and is expected to be completed in time for the 2016 Rolex 24 At Daytona and DAYTONA 500.”
Pleased to see that Monty Hamilton and Rural Sourcing Inc which I profiled in The New Polymath in 2009 and recently in SAP Nation is part of the BBC program Bringing Business Back
Watch it live today at 330 pm est or Saturday, February 14th @ 12:30 am, 6:30 am & 12:30 pm; Sunday, February 15th @ 12:30 pm & 5:30 pm; Monday, February 16th @ 9:30 pm; Thursday, February 19th @ 7:30 pm & 10:30 pm
The latest weapon in the luxury high-rise arms race: a private pool in every unit on every floor. At ONE KL, a 35-story luxury building in Kuala Lumpur completed in 2009, the building’s tagline boasts, “94 Apartments, 95 Swimming Pools.” In the Bahamas, each of the 34 units at Honeycomb, a condominium with a hexagonal-patterned facade that’s expected to be completed in mid-2016, will have a 70-square-foot pool with a transparent edge, offering views of the marina and ocean. And in Mumbai, 30 stories of about 100 residential units at Bandra Ohm will include crescent-shaped pools on balconies enclosed in acrylic, the same material used for large aquariums.
My town is famous for the annual pirate invasion and day of debauchery. Now, the celebration is going digital.
“Come this spring, expect the start of the same kind of interest and attention for Tampa’s combined Gasparilla festivals, including the debut of the Gasparilla Interactive Festival. GIF will debut on Friday, March 6, as the missing link soon connecting the long-standing Gasparilla festivals that feature music, film and arts throughout March.”
Royal Caribbean in April will debut the 4,180-passenger Anthem of the Seas, a sister to the much-ballyhooed, two-month-old Quantum of the Seas. Norwegian follows in October with the 4,200-passenger Norwegian Escape (below) -- its largest ship ever. Also debuting this year is the 930-passenger Viking Star, the first ocean ship for river cruise giant Viking. And the transformation of upscale adventure line Ponant continues with the arrival of its fourth new vessel in five years: the 244-passenger Le Lyrial.
When the tour guide explains the “polifunicular models” of the city’s most famous artist, you get the sense there is plenty of science in most everything there. Barcelona continues with the amazing creativity (and scientific precision) of its famous son, Gaudi.
Barcelona was eye opening in how it blends the old and the new
Start with the La Sagrada Familia, Gaudi’s masterpiece – still a work in progress but reflecting of so much modern these days
The area called 22@ with the dazzling Torres Agbar and the adjoining grounds where lights change based on input from motion sensors and across the street probably the most sophisticated flea market in the world – the Encants building with its gleaming walls and roofs
The Mobile World Centre in the main town square with all kinds of Android and other Google technology
and caddy corner from the Centre the Apple Store with its own touches for the city
The legendary farmhouse of FC Barcelona, which has been a dominant soccer team for a while now
The local metro with its “open design” – the whole train looks like one long compartment, and it has plenty of digital displays
The high speed AVE train which has dramatically collapsed travel time to Madrid and several French cities – on some routes approaching 200 miles per hour.
The International Year of Light and Light-Based Technologies (IYL 2015) is a global initiative adopted by the United Nations to raise awareness of how optical technologies promote sustainable development and provide solutions to worldwide challenges in areas such as energy, education, communications, health, and sustainability.