Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Temple of the Sun from the Temple of the Moon

The scale of the formations in Utah and Arizona is so large that photographs rarely give an idea of the vast distances involved. The Temple of the Sun, the large formation in the middle of this photo, is 500 feet high. If you are not a rock climber, these numbers do not mean a lot to you. As a city dweller, you can think of this as a 50 story building, estimating about ten feet for each floor. I think the tallest building in Utah right now is the 26 floor Wells Fargo Center. So this rock formation is twice as tall. There are many buildings in the United States taller than 50 stories. If you would like to see a list, go to Wikipedia: List of tallest buildings by U.S. state. According to that list, the tallest building in the Unitest States currently is the One World Trade Center in New York City.

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