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St. Nicholas' Church in Hamburg, Germany

While the tall gothic tower of St. Nicholas' Church in Hamburg, Germany still pieces the skyline of the city like it did in the brief heyday when it ranked as the tallest building in the world, what remains of the church below is now empty save for visitors coming to pay their respects to the World War II monument it has become. Show More Summary

Exhibition documents tallest residential skyscraper in Africa

3 days agoArts : Artdaily

A remarkable photographic project which documents five years in the lives of the inhabitants of Ponte City, an iconic Johannesburg landmark and the tallest residential skyscraper in Africa, is having its only UK showing at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery this winter. Show More Summary

Google Maps Easter egg lets you take virtual reality tours of amazing landmarks

Do you want to walk around and check out the world’s tallest building, but you have no desire to fly all the way to Dubai? Well now you can tour the Burj Khalifa and other landmarks like it for just $15, which is the cost of Google Cardboard from the Unofficial Cardboard store. Show More Summary

The Art They Loved and Hated at Seattle's Tallest Building Is Gone

4 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

There goes the art, hauled out the front door of Seattle's tallest skyscraper yesterday. Dan Webb was the artist who made it specifically for the lobby at Columbia Center in 2005. "Are the monkeys going away?" asked an older woman in a business suit and a hurry, on her way out the front door of Seattle's tallest skyscraper Wednesday. Show More Summary

Africa’s tallest skyscraper will basically be the Eye of Sauron

Although its location is yet to be confirmed, the Al Noor Tower is slated to be built in Casablanca—Morocco's largest city—and will also become the tallest skyscraper in Africa, beating the 223-meter-high Carlton Centre in Johannesburg. Clocking in at

Rudy Gobert executes the world's tallest Euro step

Rudy Gobert is 7'2 with a 7'8.5 wingspan. Even in a league comprised of the largest humans in the world, he stands out as a giant. That's what makes this Euro-step finish in transition against the Miami Heat so unbelievable. Centers this tall are not supposed to be nimble enough to pull off Manu Ginobili's signature move. Feel free to watch that GIF on loop all day.

Africa's tallest skyscraper slated for construction in 2015

4 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

In June 2015, Dubai-based Middle East Development plans to begin work on a new skyscraper that will be the tallest in Africa. Based in Casablanca, Morocco, the mixed-use tower will rise to a height of 540 m (1,771 ft), easily dwarfing all other buildings on the continent. .. Show More Summary

Development Watch: Is Bin Laden's Half-Brother Building Africa's Tallest Tower?

Last Friday, the newswires reported that Africa's tallest tower would be built in Morocco's largest city, Casablanca. There were many facts, renderings that resembled a pair of tweezers holding a diamond, and naturally, some steroidal measurements. The Al-Noor skyscraper...

DayZ creator unveils new studio, RocketWerkz

Dean "Rocket" Hall has accomplished several great feats in his life; alongside creating the popular mod DayZ, which helped kickstart the survival genre of games, and conquering Earth's tallest boss (you may know it as Mount Everest), he can now add "...

Do the tallest linebackers make the best NFL teams?

Finally, there's a rankings system where the Packers and Jets occupy the top two spots. If you watch the NFL, there's a good chance you've played one of the Madden video games at some point. And if you've played one of the Madden games, there's a very good chance you've had the experience of a linebacker leaping out of nowhere to intercept a pass. Show More Summary

OpenStack Is Huge In The Open-Source Cloud—But Maybe Not Huge Enough

OpenStack rules the open-source cloud. Which may simply mean it's the tallest person in Lilliput. With Amazon Web Services (AWS) paving the way for enterprises to move their workloads to the public cloud, including in-house apps, OpenStack’s reign as open cloud sovereign may be short (if not nasty and brutish). Show More Summary

Friday Funny 839: Family Photos Gone Very, Very Wrong

Smosh shared a handful of family photos gone very, very wrong. Enjoy: Love: Let's swing the children: Line them up tallest to shortest: Just gather in front of this sign: Everyone jump on three! Naked babies are cute: Just keep smiling: Let’s...Show More Summary

At The Top Sky observation deck at the Burj Khalifa is the highest in the world

The Burj Khalifa tower in Dubai is already the tallest building in the world. Now, it also boasts the record for having the highest observation deck of any building. At The Top Sky opened to the public in October and is situated up on the 148th floor of the building, 555 m (1,821 ft) above the ground... Show More Summary

Kodiak Deathbeds - Cross That Line

Sounds like: Iron & Wine, The Tallest Man on Earth, Nick Drake Song: Kodiak Deathbeds - Cross That Line What's so good? Kodiak Deathbeds is the latest project from Derek Fudesco (of The Cave Singers) and Black Mountain's Amber Webber...Show More Summary

'Average' Guys Are the Best Guys

Post by Sasha Brown-Worsham A survey of women in the UK reveals what most of us already knew: We ladies aren't looking for the tallest, best looking guy in the world. We don't want a star basketball player or the richest man in the country to sweep us off our feet and love us forever. Show More Summary

Why 1 WTC Broke Promise To Be Greenest Skyscraper In America

1 WTC might be the country's "tallest," potentially most overrated new piece of steel. Initially, though, the building formerly known as the Freedom Tower was supposed to be the greenest skyscraper in all the land, a dream that never...Show More Summary

The Guinness Book of World Records Remembers Zeus, the World’s Tallest Dog

last weekOdd : Laughing Squid

In honor of its 60th anniversary, the renowned Guinness World Records is looking back on the people, animals, places and things that helped shape the year. One such story is that of Zeus, the Great Dane who stood over 7 feet tall and held the most recent record for “World’s Tallest Dog“. Sadly Duke passed […]

Mesmerizing drone video reveals a foggy Dallas from above

Thick fog ground the Dallas-Fort Worth area, including its massive and busy airport, to a near standstill on Tuesday morning. As often happens in New York City and Chicago, which are home to the nation's tallest skyscrapers, just a few...Show More Summary

Excavators Build and Then Destroy the World's Tallest Sand Castle

So how do you top a bunch of excavators playing the world's most massive game of Jenga ? You put them to use doing what they were designed for: building stuff. Except stuff, in this case, happens to be the world's tallest sand castle towering over 41 feet. Read more...

Guinness World Records Reflects on 60 Years of Celebrating The World’s Tallest Man

last weekOdd : Laughing Squid

Guinness World Records marks its 60th anniversary with a video reflecting on The World’s Tallest Man, arguably the establishment’s most iconic record. Kurdish farmer Sultan Kosen currently holds the record at 8’3, well under Robert Wadlow’s all-time record of 8’11. Mankind has always been interested in extremes. Robert Wadlow escaped the attention of surgeons–or surgeons […]

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