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Lotte World Tower: Mysterious Sinkholes Found at the Construction Site of Korea’s Largest Tower in Seoul

17 minutes agoLifestyle / Green Living : Inhabitat

Sinkholes have appeared at the construction site of the Lotte World Tower in Seoul, the Kohn Pedersen Fox-designed skyscraper set to become the tallest structure on the Korean peninsula. At first, the appearance of holes has been reported on two roads close

Mysterious Sinkholes Are Forming By One of the World's Tallest Buildings

20 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

When it's finished, Korea's Lotte World Tower will be one of the world's tallest buildings. Unfortunately, crews are encountering some problems as they near the top: Small sinkholes are forming in the neighborhood, and a nearby lake is mysteriously emptying into... hopefully not the base of the sixth tallest building in the world. Read more...

KWTV to Retire Historic Broadcast Tower; Once Billed as World’s Tallest

News9.com – Oklahoma City, OK – News, Weather, Video and Sports | An Oklahoma City broadcast tower that once was billed as the tallest man-made structure in the world is now destined for recycling. A “towering piece of broadcast andShow More Summary

WNBA: Tallest Player vs. Best Player

If there was ever a must-watch WNBA game, it would have to be the tallest player in the league flying from Los Angeles to Minnesota to put a 15-game winning streak on the line Thursday against the best women’s player in the world who just put up 48 points on 7-for-9 three-point shooting. Show More Summary

5,000 Residents Being Evicted from World’s Tallest Vertical Slum

A forced relocation is underway as thousands of squatters are moved by authorities out of their homes and the city of Caracas, some of whom have called the...

Future Fibres’ Giant Carbon Mast Will Carry Largest Sail Ever Made

Luxury yacht builder Perini Navi completed the mast stepping operation today of Perseus3 a 60 meter sloop with one of the tallest masts in the world. Built of carbon fiber [...] The post Future Fibres’ Giant Carbon Mast Will Carry Largest Sail Ever Made appeared first on gCaptain Maritime & Offshore News.

Cable Snaps On 100km/h Amusement Park Ride

This is the Skyhawk at Cedar Point in Ohio, a 10-story tall “Screamin’ Swing” ride that flings its passengers round and round at up to 100 kilometres per hour. It’s the tallest of its kind, bringing its 40 passengers as high as 38 metres off the ground at the apex of a swing. It’s scary enough on a normal day, but last night, one of its cables snapped. More »      

The largest chess club in the World in Sharjah (UAE)

The largest chess club in the World in Sharjah (UAE) The United Arab Emirates have many landmarks famous all around the world, including the tallest man-made structure Burj Khalifa, the world’s biggest mall, the Dubai Mall, the JW Marriott...Show More Summary

Cable Snaps on 6O MPH Amusement Park Ride

3 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

This is the Skyhawk, a 10-story tall "Screamin' Swing" ride that flings its passengers round and round at up to 60 mph. It's the tallest of its kind, bringing its 40 passengers as high as 125 feet off the ground at the apex of a swing. It's scary enough on a normal day. Last night, one of its cables snapped. Read more...

How Tall Can Skyscrapers Get? [Science Video]

Get an engineeer’s-eye-view of the tallest buildings in the world, to learn what challenges they face as they reach for the sky and wonder, how tall can we build? [SciShow]

Are Roller Coasters Getting Too Xtreme?

Taller. Faster. Expensive. Dangerous. Experts question if there's another way to excite visitors. On July 4, Six Flags Great Adventure opened its latest and greatest attraction, Zumanjaro: Drop of Doom. It's the tallest, fastest drop in the world, save for jumping out of a plane. Show More Summary

7'5 center Tacko Fall is your new favorite college basketball recruit

Meet the tallest high school basketball player in the country. Each 1 Teach 1 might be the only grassroots basketball team in the country talented enough to divert the spotlight away from Tacko Fall. The Florida-based squad has the best player in the country in Australian-bred point-forward Ben Simmons. Show More Summary

SciShow Explains How Skyscrapers Are Possible and the Challenges Engineer’s Face While Building Them

6 days agoOdd : Laughing Squid

Hank Green explains how skyscrapers are possible and the challenges that engineer’s face while build them on the latest episode of SciShow. Get an engineeer’s-eye-view of the tallest buildings in the world, to learn what challenges they face as they reach for the sky and wonder, how tall can we build?

Armed Forces Push Residents Out of ‘World’s Tallest Slum’

As part of a governmental initiative, squatters are being removed from their residences by armed forces.

Venezuela Begins Evicting Residents From Torre David, The World's Tallest Squat

The thousands of residents of Venezuela's infamous vertical slum are being moved to a new housing complex by city authorities. The thousands of squatters in Torre David, a half-built 52-story skyscraper in Caracas, Venezuela, The Guardian]are being relocated. Show More Summary

Tallest chimney at Sellafield to be demolished using self-climbing platform

6 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

Sellafield is the largest nuclear site in Europe with over 1,000 facilities. Although operations including spent fuel management and nuclear waste storage continue on-site, power generation ceased in 2003. As part of the decommissioning...Show More Summary

SEE IT: Venezuela begins evacuation 45-story squatters' tower deemed ‘world’s tallest slum’ (PHOTOS)

Venezuelan officials have begun a mass eviction of a skyscraper in Caracas known as "the world's tallest slum," a 45-story half-built office tower home to some 4,000 squatters.

Linkage: Cute Homes With Terrible Exteriors; 'Shackteau' For Sale

Photo via Design Boom · A sunny remodeled home in New York. · Residents evicted from world's tallest slum. · Inside the Temple of Agape. · UK contributes £10m to Glasgow School of Art. · You can trademark the layout...

This 45-Story Slum Could Finally Become a Finished Skyscraper

There is perhaps no unfinished skyscraper more infamous than Torre de David, a 45-story shell of a building that has informally housed about 5,000 Venezuelans since 2007. Now the property that has become known as the world's tallest slum is being acquired by Chinese investors, and this week, the government began evicting residents. Read more...

The Starchitects: Norman Foster Vies for Second Tallest with Sparkly SoMa Tower

Foster's proposed tower, to the right of the taller Salesforce Tower. Rendering via TMG Partners/Foster + Partners San Francisco's skyline in the fast-rising Transbay District could undergo even more dramatic changes as plans move forward for a pair of starchitect-designed...

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