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Victoria One: Melbourne’s Tallest Residential Tower Will Feature a Botanic-Like Green Glass Facade

Inspired by Victoria's famous landscapes, Victoria One's form and facade recalls the southern state's diverse terrain, from its waterfalls and rainforests to its oceanside beaches. In addition to providing protection against the sun and wind, the pattern of

Forgive yourself

Forgive yourself for not being the richest, the thinnest, the tallest, the one with the best hair. Forgive yourself for not being the most successful, the cutest or the one with the fastest time. Forgive yourself for not winning every...        

Construction halted on world's tallest prefab in Brooklyn

It's the usual fight between the contractor who wants to be paid for cost overruns and the developer who claims it's all a fixed price contract.

Duck Down: See the World's Tallest Rubber Duck All Deflated and Sad

Nooo! Winds deflate the "World's Largest Rubber Duck" http://t.co/sUB5CpU4WL pic.twitter.com/9fVi9NJB4C— NBC10 Philadelphia (@NBCPhiladelphia) August 29, 2014 This looks bad, but the deflation is only temporary and it's for the duck's own protection from high winds. They've let the air out...

Injury To Insult

by Chas Danner As the tallest staffer (6’4?) here at the Dish, feels like I should be the one to steer us into the airline legroom debate that’s flared up this week. For the uninitiated, on Monday a Newark-to-Denver flight was diverted after a scuffle broke out between two passengers when one used a $21.95 […]

Sneak Peeks: Previewing One57's Newest Resident: The Park Hyatt New York

3 days agoNews : The Newsroom

The current tallest residential building in the city may not yet be ready to welcome its own condo owners, but it nonetheless has one official resident: the Park Hyatt New York. The...

Three Photographers Take a Video Selfie Atop The Fifth Tallest Skyscraper in Hong Kong

3 days agoOdd : Laughing Squid

Photographers Daniel Lau, Andrew Tso and Airin S. climbed to the top of The Center, the fifth tallest skyscraper in Hong Kong, to shoot a death-defying selfie — and eat some bananas — 1,135 feet above the ground.

Gajuwaka Ganesha - Biggest Ganesh Idol during 2014 Ganesh Chaturthi at Vizag – Tallest Ganeshas in Vishakapatanam in Andhra Pradesh

The tallest and biggest Ganesh idol during Ganesh Chaturthi 2014 is the nearly 85-ft... [Visit original source www.hindu-blog.com to read the entire content and more such articles.]

Bow Down Before Midtown's New Tallest Tower You Insignificant Plebes

Midtown officially has a new tallest building. It's at 432 Park Avenue, and it's just one of several "supertall" skyscrapers that will be rising in the area in the coming months and years. [ more › ]

British magician slammed for using wires in levitation stunt

A British magician has been slammed for his latest stunt where he "levitated" above Europe's tallest building.

Three Teens In Hong Kong Take Selfies To A Whole 'Nother Level — Would You Be Able To Stomach This 1/4 Mile High Photo Op?!

Wait. Pause. This is the scariest selfie we've ever seen. Three teens from Hong Kong named Daniel Lau, Andrew Tso and A.S. climbed to the top of one of the city's tallest buildings and snapped a selfie. And we don't just mean they got to the roof and goofed around. They climbed the pole that is already [...]

NYC's tallest modular tower stalls out, again

A contractor at the long-delayed Atlantic Yards project, recently rebranded as Pacific Park, has stopped work on the first residential tower, which is being built from modular units. Skanska USA... To view the full story, click the title link.

These Sun-Tracking Devices Pipe Real Sunlight Into Shadowy Buildings

5 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

It's a necessary evil of designing in cities: Only the tallest or most perfectly situated buildings get much sunlight. A company called Sun Central thinks it has a solution—in the form of an autonomous sun-tracking mechanism that sucks up sunlight and pipes it into dark buildings. Read more...

Construction Watch: The Giant What-If Surrounding the Nashua Street Residences

It's one of the tallest new residential developments in all of Boston and a prime example of a major trend driving the city's real estate right now. Nashua Street Residences, the gargantuan (for Boston, at least) 415-foot tower behind...

World's Largest Totem Pole in Alert Bay , Canada

At 173 feet tall, the wooden tribal totem in Alert Bay, British Colombia is demonstrably the tallest tower of its kind in the entire world, but many people have argued that for a number of reasons it is not worthy of the surprisingly contentious title. Show More Summary

Leonid Stadnyk former World’s Tallest Man Dies at 44

Leonid Stadnyk died on August 24th 2014 due to tumours gland that continued his entire life. He was 2.57 meters (8 feet 5 inches) and held the Guinness World Record for the Tallest living man. On August 20, 2008, editor-in-chief of Guinness World Records, Craig Glenday, announced that the title of world’s tallest man had […]

Israeli air strikes target more Gaza high-rises

6 days agoNews : The Newsroom

By Nidal al-Mughrabi and Jeffrey Heller GAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel bombed more of Gaza's tallest structures on Tuesday, bringing down a 13-storey apartment and office tower and destroying most of a 16-floor residential building. Show More Summary

Israeli airstrikes kill 2 Palestinians, 20 injured

Israeli air strikes launched before dawn on Tuesday killed two Palestinians and destroyed much of one of Gaza's tallest apartment and office buildings, setting off huge explosions and wounding 20 people, Palestinian health officials said. Show More Summary

World’s ‘Tallest Man’ In The World Leonid Stadnyk Dies At 44

Sadly, Leonid Stadnyk, once unofficially considered the tallest man in the world, died Sunday. He was 44. Although he was never measured by the Guinness World Records committee — he was largely introverted — many consider the peasant farmer to be the world’s tallest man, according to the Mirror. A GWR spokesperson weighed in. We

WATCH: Scariest selfie ever taken from atop one of Hong Kong's tallest skyscrapers!

Two youths eat bananas nonchalantly on top of Hong Kong's fifth-tallest skyscraper while their friend whips out a selfie stick to take this 360-degree wide-angle video. [ more › ]

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