Hydrothermal Center ‘Aquavox’, Pamplona, Spain, design and photo by Otxotorena Arquitectos.
Original director John Sturges and Steve McQueen relax during the filming of the movie Le Mans. The cost of paying for this film almost bankrupted McQueen and eventually led to the break-up of his marriage. Unknown photographer.
Palácio do Planalto, the official workplace of the President of Brazil in Brasília, 1966, designed by Oscar Niemeyer. Unknown photographer.
Pininfarina set about creating a highly futuristic, mid-engined, semi-monocoque concept car powered by Ferrari’s advanced 5.0 litre V12. The Modulo was built as a fully functioning road car and to this day still starts up and runs when you hit the on button.
Hydroptere, the world’s fastest sailboat, is about to set sail on a voyage to claim the transpacific speed record for a wind-powered vessel.
A marvel of engineering and materials technology, using a carbon composite and titanium frame design that floats up to 15 feet above the water. To reduce water drag and improve its aerodynamic shape, Hydroptere features a primary central foil and a pair of wings on either side that raise the ship above the surface at cruising speed. At full sail, the Hydroptere can reach speeds of up to 52 mph (83,7 km/h), a blinding speed for a sail-driven craft.
Photo by Francis Demange.
The 1937 Mercedes W125 Silver Arrow in the Grosser Bergpreis Grand Prix on the Grossglockner, Austria. Unknown photographer.
Dad napping on beach, and passing aircraft. Dockweiler State Beach, 2007. Photo from the Landscape series by Alex Fradkin, an American photographer.
The Burlington Silver Dome, the orginal Vista Dome deluxe coach wagon with a glass compartment with 24 seats, rising out of the roof giving an inobstructed view at the sceneries during travel.
The Vista-Dome car was conceived by Cyrus Osborn, a General Motors vice president, in 1944 as he rode in the diesel locomotive of a freight train in the Glenwood Canyon. Overtaken with the views that were not obscured by the walls of a passenger car, he contemplated a method to provide passengers with the same breathtaking views he was experiencing and started sketching a way to provide train passengers a means of viewing the scenery. This prototype car was named Silver Dome and was put into service in 1945.
Kodachrome photo by Willard R. Culver.
The Bourbon Mistral platform supply vessel was the first ship with the Ulstein’s X-Bow design which helped it win the Ship of the Year Award at the SMM in 2006. Photo by Lars Grepstad.
The X-Bow is an inverted ship’s bow designed by Ulstein Group to improve handling in rough sea, and to lower fuel consumption by causing less hydrodynamic drag.
An exemplar of a bitter, grueling land battle, Iwo Jima also saw prodigious air and sea power brought to bear as American and Japanese troops clashed over control of the tiny Pacific island.
American forces finally captured Iwo Jima — and its two strategic airfields — in late March, 1945.
Photo by W. Eugene Smith—Time for Life Pictures/Getty Images.
The Hindenburg trundles into the U.S. Navy hangar, its nose hooked to the mobile mooring tower, at Lakehurst, New Jersey, on May 9, 1936.
The rigid airship had just set a record for its first north Atlantic crossing, the first leg of ten scheduled round trips between Germany and America. (AP Photo)
Firefighters spray down hot spots on an ice covered warehouse that caught fire in Chicago, USA, on January 23, 2013. The temperatures were well below freezing and the spray from the fire hoses encased everything below in ice, including buildings, vehicles, and some firefighting gear. Photo by Reuters/John Gress.