Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Dirigible In The Atrium

Dirigible is a funny word. This dirigible is a blimp. It appeared in the atrium of the building I work in. Now you know as much about it as I do.


Miller Mommy said...

And I thought its a blimp. The building where you work looks cool. Happy holidays!

noricum said...

I googled the terms the other day. A blimp is a type of dirigible... it is one where the pressure of the gasses inside keeps it inflated. There are also dirigibles with rigid or semi-rigid skeletons. Zeppelins are either rigid or semi-rigid, made by the Zeppelin company in Germany.

It turns out this one was made by someone who believes blimps can be used to transport materials to northern communities who are currently reliant on winter roads (only open a portion of the year, when lakes, etc. are frozen) and expensive air freight.