The Salesforce Tower may have finally met its match.
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you probably heard about the enormous container ship that got stuck in the Suez Canal. The Ever Given is 1,312 feet (400 meters) long, about as tall as the Empire State building, and weighs 224,000 tons. After blocking one of the world’s busiest trading routes for over a week, it was finally freed today thanks to a fleet of tug boats and the dredging of 1,059,440 cubic feet (30,000 cubic meters) of sand and mud.
— CNN Breaking News (@cnnbrk) March 29, 2021
Now, the internet loves its memes, and lucky for us there’s a new app available where you can beach the Ever Given wherever you like in the world. Garrett Dash Nelson, the Curator of Maps and Director of Geographic Scholarship at the Boston Public Library, created the Ever Given Everywhere app, which allows you to put the ship to scale or make it as large or as small as you want. And of course, we couldn’t resist playing around with it.
Here’s the Ever Given beached in the Palace of Fine Arts lake.