"El Mirador flourished from about the 6th century BCE, reaching its height from the 3rd century BCE to the 1st century CE, with a peak population of perhaps more than a hundred thousand people, judging by the size and extent of the labor pool required to build the massive constructions. It then experienced a hiatus of construction and perhaps abandonment for generations, followed by re-occupation and further construction in the Late Classic era, and a final abandonment about the end of the 9th century. The civic center of the site covers some 10 square miles (26 km2) with several thousand structures."
"The Smith Tower in Seattle, with its pyramid at the top housing a small glass lighthouse, is home to Petra Franklin Lahaie; her husband, David Lahaie; and their two young daughters. The residence on top of the tower has taken on the status of an urban legend."
The design is an inverted pyramid with a central void to allow all habitable spaces to enjoy natural lighting and ventilation. To conserve the numerous activities that take place on the city square year round (concerts, political manifestations, open-air exhibitions, cultural gatherings, military parades.), the massive hole will be covered with a glass floor that allows the life of the Earthscraper to blend with everything happening on top."
As noted by the photographer "Watching the comet above the Pyramids prompted my curiosity. Did ancient people see the comet? How have ancient cultures been influenced by astronomical events? What can we learn from this for today? It is a privilege to have documented a great comet appearing above world heritage sites, and an experience I’ll always remember"".