The Circle Of Life — In Connecticut

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Scientist Jonathan Rothberg has, according to today’s wack-tastic House & Home section, built Stonehenge in his Sachem’s Head backyard. The zinc-clad Cesar Pelli observatory didn’t go over so well (something about a plethora of yellow buses), which reduced him to an arrangement of 700 tons of stone that can withstand a dumptruck being driven into them at forty miles an hour. This is fantastic. A Colgate professor of astronomy and anthropology at Colgate did the plan, and it’s supposed to last for ten thousand years. Although, a helpful expert at another university pointed out that the area’s most likely going to be underwater in the next hundred years. Given the recent NYC monsoon, we wouldn’t be surprised.