Thursday, February 11, 2010

Gotta love college towns

Took a little trip to watch the Syracuse-UConn men's basketball game

Otto the Orange

The Middle-Eastern restaurant is in the Valentine's Day spirit

? not sure what this place is...

The games are played in the Carrier Dome -- essentially a giant balloon (not helium -- it stays grounded).
Hold on to your hat -- when exiting The Dome the pressurized air literally pushes you out the door -- makes for a bad hair day -- but certainly clears out the crowd quickly!  This photo was taken from our hotel room window.

Sixteen five-foot diameter fans located in mechanical rooms on the north and south sides of the building are used to keep the Carrier Dome’s 220-ton roof inflated. Each fan has the capacity to generate 95,000 cubic feet of air movement per minute, giving the total operation a capacity of moving well over one million cubic feet of air per minute.

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