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432 Park, the tallest residential building in the Western Hemisphere, saw its first officially recorded sale in January, when a 35th-floor apartment changed hands for $18 million. But now, as Curbed NY reports, that very same unit has...Show More Summary
Architectural firm Kohn Pedersen Fox and structural engineer Leslie E Robertson Associates are proposing a project in Japan called Next Tokyo, which would involve, among other things, aquaponic enclosures for growing algae, a Hyperloop, and, oh yeah, a one-mile-high...
Indian software giant Infosys is planning to build the world's tallest free-standing clock tower at its campus in the southern city of Mysuru, around 150 kilometres away from its headquarters in Bengaluru. At 135 metres, the proposed...Show More Summary
An incredible view from the top made this climb well worth it.
Image via Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture Designed to reach a kilometer above ground and soar above the nearby Red Sea, the under-construction Jeddah Tower in Saudi Arabia, primed to be the world's tallest, symbolizes oversized ambition. It's meant...
UC Irvine has the tallest player in college basketball in Mamadou Ndiaye and they put him to good use last night. With the Anteaters down by three and just four seconds left, head coach Russell Turner drew up a play that looks an awful lot like the famous Bryce Drew game-winner: He threw a jump-ball […]
At 1,018 feet high, the 73-story U.S. Bank Tower in downtown Los Angeles holds title to the West Coast's tallest building, a crown it is now destined to lose. Over the next few years, at least three other coastal skyscrapers under construction or on the drawing board are set to soar past the bank...
Earlier today we discussed how China is in a race with the Saudis to build the world’s tallest skyscraper. The post No One’s Talking About This Bubble in China was originally published at The Wall Street Examiner. Follow the money!
In 1928, construction on the world’s tallest building began in New York: the Bank of Manhattan Trust Building at 40 Wall Street. Today, it’s “The Trump Building.” The post The Great Skyscraper Bubble Is Ready to Pop! was originally published at The Wall Street Examiner. Follow the money!
Graceful in their awkwardness — or perhaps awkward in their gracefulness — the typically quiet and seemingly gentle mammal known as the giraffe is the tallest living terrestrial animal in the world, reaching as much as 19 feet or 5.5...Show More Summary
“The piers will connect the mainland to two islands in [northern Italy’s Lake Iseo]: Monte Isola, which Christo said was the tallest lake island in Italy, and the small, private Isola di San Paolo. The waters surrounding them are 300 feet deep; the 50-foot-wide piers, made of some 200,000 polyethylene cubes wrapped in yellow fabric, […]
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In March 2001, the Taliban blew up the Bamiyan Buddhas in Afghanistan, two of the tallest Buddha sculptures in the world. This horrific attack on an important and beautiful example of the patrimony of central Asia shocked the world.Show More Summary
New evidence suggests it’s easier to build the world’s tallest skyscraper than to create an original American musical. “Empire: The Musical” has just opened at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts. Inspired by the story of the Empire State Building, authors Caroline Sherman and Robert Hull...
Malaysia is a relatively modern nation, with what was recently the world’s tallest building. However, Malaysia’s politics, like that of many East-Asian countries, belie its progress, and are thoroughly Third-World. The main opposition...Show More Summary
Sounds like: The Growlers, Tallest Man On Earth, Kurt Vile Song: Spookyland - God's Eyes What's so good? I'm just going to go out on a whim here and guess that I'm not allowed to use cuss-words, but holy frick… Spookyland is the most mind-bogglingly talented and unique sounding bands I've heard in quite a while. Show More Summary
J. Prince or James Prince, CEO of Houston based Rap-a-Lot Records & boxing manager to Andre Ward and once to Floyd “Money” Mayweather. J Prince isn’t the tallest man, but he is somebody to be feared if you get on his bad side. Since the 80?s, he’s been known to send out “Courtesy calls” to […]
Sounds like: Fleet Foxes, The Middle East, Iron and Wine, Local Natives, The Tallest Man On Earth Song: Valley Maker - Pretty Little Life Form What's so good? I can't help but share another Valley Maker track, after having fallen inShow More Summary
A viewing pod ten times the size of those on the London Eye has been completed for what is claimed will be the world's tallest moving observation attraction. The Brighton i360 is a 162-m (531-ft) tower with a single pod that will accommodate 200 people. Show More Summary