An ambitious proposal for a country in turmoil, this 3,780-foot building would be not only the tallest in the world but also taller than all structures...
Dependent on your frame of reference, there are three mountains that could arguably be the tallest mountain in the world
Utrecht’s Domtoren is the tallest bell tower in the Netherlands, standing just over 112 meters (367+ feet). I remember seeing a website a few years ago that talked about if the Domtoren fell and showed the radius of the potential … Continue reading ?
An update on the record-shattering 3,780-foot-tall skyscraper planned in Iraq, via Inhabitat: the "vertical city," as it is being called, will be entirely solar-powered. AMBS Architects apparently designed the building to produce all it's own energy. · The world's...
The CN Tower is a 553.33 m-high (1,815.4 ft) concrete communications and observation tower in downtown Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Built on the former Railway Lands, it was completed in 1976, becoming the world's tallest free-standing structure and world's tallest tower at the time. Show More Summary
Another reason to be mad about climate change.
Google has been systematically capturing images of some of the world's most beautiful and historic sites on its Street View for years, from the tallest mountains to the sea floor. On Monday, the company announced that it's adding more than 30 historic sites, from Jordan to this catalog including the ancient city of Petra — the […]
Sounds like: The Tallest Man On Earth, The Shins Song: Harriet - Bent What's so good? LA-based Harriet have caught my attention before, so it's little wonder that their new single "Bent" managed to make the cut. The song is due to be...Show More Summary
Droughts could kill off the tallest trees in tropical rainforests in coming decades, a study suggests. For the first time, scientists have identified the ecological trigger that brings about the death of tropical rainforest trees during...Show More Summary
Builders in Iraq have their sight on the sky. AMBS architects have designed a 1,152 meter tall skyscraper-structure called The Bride. The name of the skyscraper is inspired by the location in which it is set to be built, the Bridge of the Gulf in Iraq's Basra Province. Show More Summary
CHICAGO (AP) -- A fire broke out high up in the John Hancock Center, one of Chicago's tallest skyscrapers. One person was injured. Flames and thick smoke poured out of a window on the 50th floor Saturday. Chicago police say they were getting calls reporting the blaze from people inside the building. Show More Summary
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A skyscraper planned for Iraq's Basra Province will be the tallest building in the world if it is completed as proposed, rising 1,152 meters (3,780 feet) into the sky, passing the current tallest building, the 829-meter Burj Khalifa in...
Plans for a $1 billion hotel and condominium tower that would be Chicago's third tallest skyscraper easily won approval Thursday from the Chicago Plan Commission. At 1,186 feet, about 40 feet higher than previously announced, the glass-sheathed Wanda Vista Tower, designed by noted Chicago architect...
Seven-foot-six Mamadou N’Diaye made waves last season in college basketball when he helped UC Irvine reach the NCAA tournament. Wednesday night, N’Diaye finally had the chance to pick on someone his own size. Irvine traveled to the University of Central Florida, where freshman Tacko Fall (also 7-6) stood opposite junior N’Diaye for the opening tip. […]
MidAmerican building tallest land-based wind turbine. Donnelle Eller, November 16, 2015 (Des Moines Register) “MidAmerican Energy says it's building the tallest land-based wind turbine in the nation in southern Iowa…[It] will get the added height by building the wind turbine tower from concrete instead of steel.. Show More Summary
UCF, UC-Irvine centers tallest matchup ever
The tallest twitter feud of all time ensued.
I owe Robert Wadlow, the tallest man who ever lived, a big thank you. An 8-foot, 11 ½ inch thank you, if you will. As a child, I repeatedly read about Wadlow's enormity in the first several pages of the annual Guinness World Records books. Show More Summary
Dave Eggers partners with illustrator Tucker Nichols on a new children's book detailing the Golden Gate Bridge's surprising color history. Imagine this: It's 1933 and construction has begun on the world's longest and tallest suspension bridge over the Golden Gate Strait, the entrance to the San Francisco Bay. Show More Summary