This is a roundup of news that I have come across during the day. Ryan at Miles to Memories has visited over 140 countries and lists his top 5, Roosevelt Island in NYC gets first hotel, Abandoned $1.6 billion Missouri resort community goes viral, World’s first ship tunnel, and Apple knew it was selling defective MacBook displays.
Ryan at Miles to Memories has visited over 140 countries. This post lists his top five countries to visit, listing a reason or reasons why. Mostly, they’re based around experiences. Great read.
New York City’s Roosevelt Island will soon receive hotel guests for the first time, a new set of arrivals to a slim, two mile long island in the East River with an eye-opening past and a high-tech future. The 224-room Graduate Roosevelt Island opens to guests on June 1. Sitting at the entrance of Cornell Tech’s innovative new campus, the 18-story tower will be the Graduate brand’s 29th property and its first in the city.
There’s a partially-built out resort community in Branson, Missouri, sitting abandoned for years, with well over a billion dollars left behind to decay since the Great Recession. It’s called Indian Ridge and it was supposed to “have one of the country’s largest water parks, golf courses, hotels conference centers and shopping.”
Norway has got the go-ahead to construct what’s being billed as the world’s first ship tunnel, designed to help vessels navigate the treacherous Stadhavet Sea. First announced a few years ago by the Norwegian Coastal Administration, this mile-long, 118-feet-wide tunnel will burrow through the mountainous Stadhavet peninsula in northwestern Norway. Building this engineering marvel will cost somewhere in the region of 2.8 billion Norwegian kroner ($330 million) and take between three to four years, with construction due to commence in 2022.
When Apple introduced its controversial MacBook Pro redesign in 2016, the company probably didn’t know it was setting itself up to get sued — but not only is a class-action lawsuit now underway for their infamous butterfly keyboards, it’s looking likely there’ll be a second one for their notoriously fragile display cables, too. Judge Edward Davila has decided to let the “flexgate” lawsuit go forward, ruling that Apple should have known that they would fail and yet kept selling them anyhow.