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Thursday, June 19, 2008

This is so freaking cool!

The Olympic swim trials are going to be held here in Omaha in 2 weeks or so and the city has been gearing up. A couple of weeks ago they held the Mutual of Omaha meet at the Qwest Center in the pool that will be used for the trials. The Qwest Center in Omaha is the big venue for concerts, sporting events and of course, bull riding and rodeo. I would imagine the logistics for setting up two swimming pools in a building that doesn't normally house a pool are pretty complicated. From what I understand, the parts were manufactured in Italy, and 12 semi trailers delivered it in 30,000 pieces. The $1.5 million main pool holds 1 million gallons of water and took six or seven days to assemble. Sweet. Anywho, this thing is a big deal in Omaha and I am so excited. One of the things Mutual of Omaha has done is put a huge swimmer on the side of their building downtown. Last night as Mr KT and I were leaving a dinner engagement I asked if he would drive by. He very willingly obliged and this is what we saw...





Sweet! The blue on either side is a projection and "ripples" just like water. It is super cool.

3 comments:

Cindy Jo said...

That is SWEET - I bet it looks amazing in person!!! Can you imagine having your picture on a building like that?

J-Wim said...

That there is just plain cool.
Wish we could see it in person!

Jamie said...

That is wicked cool. I'd love to be that swimmer with my face plastered on the side of a building in a killer pose like that (nevermind being fast enough to compete in the olympic trials...).