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Building Up Iraq: World’s Tallest Skyscraper Planned for Basra

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...

The Tallest Mountain In The World Is Debatable

Dependent on your frame of reference, there are three mountains that could arguably be the tallest mountain in the world

Domtoren Distances

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 ?

World's New Tallest Building Will Also Be Solar-Powered

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...

One of The World's Tallest Towers – 24 Rarely Seen Vintage Pictures of CN Tower in the 1970s

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

Google gets royal help for its latest map project

4 days agoTechnology : Post Tech

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 […]

Harriet - Bent

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

Tallest trees could die of thirst in rainforest droughts, study finds

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

The world’s tallest building coming to Iraq will be entirely solar-powered

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

Fire Rages In One Of Chicago's Tallest Skyscrapers, Injuring 1

5 days agoNews : Huffington Post

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

World's Tallest Building Planned in Iraq

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...

Chicago Plan Commission approves tower that would be city's 3rd tallest

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...

Tacko Fall and Mamadou N’Diaye faced off Wednesday for the tallest head-to-head matchup in college basketball history

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

American Sideshow: Ten Years After Writing About the Previous 150.

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

Why The Golden Gate Bridge Is Orange

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

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