Autistic Artist Recreates New York City Skyline Completely From Memory

Stephen Wiltshire is a British born autistic artist who has become known around the world for his remarkable ability to recreate extremely detailed architectural drawings. Diagnosed as autistic at three years old, Stephen found it easiest to communicate through his drawings.

What is truly amazing about Wiltshire’s talent is the great detail his drawings feature are done after only a brief there-and-back helicopter ride to allow him to view his subject. He once produced a near 33 foot panoramic of Tokyo using this method. Other cities he has drawn include Rome, Hong Kong, and Frankfurt.

The accompanying video and pictures to this story depict his recreation of the New York City skyline – again, after just a 20 minute helicopter ride. He put his work to paper while listening to his iPod while at the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn. The piece is 19 feet long and illustrates 305 square miles of the city. Both the Empire State Building and Chrysler Building are featured.

Wiltshire has been named a Member of the Order of the British Empire, ABC News Person of the Week, and ambassador of the United Kingdom’s Children’s Art Day among other awards. More are sure to come.

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22 Adorable Babies and the Doggies That Love Them

Though there are some exceptions, it can be very sweet to witness the guardianship role many dogs will take on when a baby enters the picture. And of course – the babies are more than happy to go along with. After all, it’s a big furry soft thing where plenty of new discoveries can be made.

So no matter what kind of day you may be having, check out these babies with their K9 pals and tell me it doesn’t put a smile on your face.

So cute even the dog smiles

So cute even the dog smiles

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Take five, kid. I'll take the next watch.

Take five, kid. I’ll take the next watch.

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You can't do everything together guys

You can’t do everything together guys

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Hug it out

Hug it out

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Next time I get to be little spoon

Next time I get to be little spoon

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You know I charge double to watch two kids, right?

You know I charge double to watch two kids, right?

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WHAT is that smell? Is that YOU?

WHAT is that smell? Is that YOU?

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Hugs all around

Hugs all around

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I got you, bro

I got you, bro

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"I don't know what that is but I like it." "Yep."

“I don’t know what that is but I like it.” “Yep.”

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Awwwwww

Awwwwww

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Baby: "We both still fit, mom!" Dog: "Get me down, NOW"

Baby: “We both still fit, mom!” Dog: “Get me down, NOW”

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It's been a long day, alright?

It’s been a long day, alright?

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Gas is just too expensive these days

Gas is just too expensive these days

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If you tell ANYONE at the dog park about this...

If you tell ANYONE at the dog park about this…

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Your turn to slobber on it

Your turn to slobber on it

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Dogs make the best pillows

Dogs make the best pillows

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Puuuuuuure comfort

Puuuuuuure comfort

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Just loungin'

Just loungin’

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See How a 30 Story Building Was Built in 15 Days — Yes, You Read That Right

After erecting a 15-story building in just one week, China based construction firm Broad Group decided to aim even higher – 30 stories in 15 days.

Questions immediately spring to any sane person’s mind when reading this numbers. For starters, how is this possible? The 15 days is a bit misleading. Modules are constructed off-site then transported to their final destination where they are joined together one by one by workers going day and night. Think of it like Legos, only on a much larger scale.

Okay, fine. Surely, this cannot be safe? This building is rated to withstand an earthquake of 9.0 magnitude (only 6 quakes have registered at least this amount, none in China). In addition, the firm claims the rapid construction is better for the environment as they claim it utilizes less energy.

The method appears here to stay – Broad Group plans to build 50 buildings per month using the method in 2014.

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