If you want to get up close and personal with the size of this massive ship that was stuck in the Suez Canal for six days, have it land right on Lumen Field. These days there is an app for everything.
You can place the ship anywhere in the world with the EverGivenEveryWhere app using Google Maps and see how it fits.
The Ever Given is 1,312 feet long, longer than the Empire State Building, and can carry furniture for 20,000 homes.
Let’s put this mammoth between the 50 yard lines.
There it sticks well outside both sides of the stadium on the railroad tracks to the east and First Avenue South to the west.
Garret Dash Nelson is the card curator of the Boston Public Library and explains in a telephone interview: “I put the app together between coffee breaks, maybe 15 minutes in total, certainly less than half an hour.”
He published the app on his Twitter account on Sunday.
“Within a few hours, people started using it everywhere. When I was putting the app together, I didn’t add anything like it. “
However, given the response to his Twitter feed, the number of users must be in the thousands.
Most of the people use the app to take the ship to a place where they live. It gives you a direct link.
The ship overwhelms Lumen Field.
But place it on Green Lake or next to the I-90 bridge and Ever Given is big but doesn’t overpower the lake or bridge.
“It’s all context,” says Nelson.
With the app you can rotate, enlarge or reduce the ship or place it in scale.
Here is a vision that will make the Vashon Islanders shudder, who are fine if they keep their paradise inaccessible and ballistic at any discussion of a bridge to the mainland. Enlarge the ship to stretch between the Fauntleroy and the ferry terminals on the north end of the island.
It’s just a nightmare. The Ever Given would only take up 7% of the distance between them.
Once you’re used to the digital age, it won’t take long to get the hang of it.
You cannot just enter the location of a place. You use the google map that comes with the app and then move your mouse to move around and pinpoint a location like Seattle.
Place the ship where you want it and use the snap and sketch feature to take the picture.
You are ready to join the Ever Given Tweet Club:
“We don’t need a tunnel between Helsinki and Tallinn, now everything is sorted.”
“Container ship blocks an old river bed on Mars.”
“On Fifth Avenue NYC, which extends from 54th to 59th Streets, in front of the Apple Store, the Plaza Hotel & Bergdorf at the north end of Trump Tower, and St. Regis further south.”
And since you’re probably thinking about what the Ever Given would look like in your neighborhood:
“The Ever Given is blocking my driveway. Any suggestions on who to call? “