If you search for Manarchy on this and other photographic sites, you'll find more discussion than the subject really deserves. The project is about funding and ego, not about great photographs. For a more admirable project, consider the 60 foot long Coloramas that were displayed in NYC's Grand Central Station: http://www.kodak.com/US/en/corp/feat.../colorama.html
These were done by competent photographers with ordinary cameras of decades ago.