Designed by Parisian architect Jean Nouvel in collaboration with French artist and botanist Patrick Blanc, One Central Park's living green facade exhibits 250 species of native Australian flowers and plants. Its vines and foliage intertwine between each floor
The 17-year-old daredevil photographer who climbed to the top of 432 Park, soon to be the tallest residential tower in the country, has been charged with criminal trespassing and reckless endangerment. [ more › ]
A 17-year-old who scales some of the tallest buildings in Manhattan searching for the perfect Instagram photo was arrested for climbing to the top of 432 Park Avenue, "the in-construction luxury tower expected to top out at 1,398 feet, making it the second-tallest building in the city" according to New York Magazine. Show More Summary
We’ve watched the future tallest residential building in America grow from a mere rendering into an almost-complete building over the past three years. 432 Park Avenue is now a prime target for the growing number of daredevils who climb forbidden or abandoned structures and bring back photos as proof — and now, a 17-year-old urban explorer has done just that. More »
In post-crash Manhattan's high-end real estate, few projects loom larger or more visibly than the 1,004-foot-high One57, the tallest residential-hotel building in New York. This is a rarefied market,... To view the full story, click the title link.
We've watched the future tallest residential building in America grow from a mere rendering into an almost-complete building over the past three years. 432 Park Avenue is now a prime target for the growing number of daredevils who climb forbidden or abandoned structures and bring back photos as proof—and now, a 17-year-old urban explorer has done just that. Read more...
As technical director of 1 World Trade Center, SOM's Nicole Dosso is the most famous architect you've never heard of. This is the second in a two-part series about the design and construction of 1 World Trade Center. Read the first part here.--Eds Read Full Story
The days are numbered for the U.S. Bank Tower building in Los Angeles being the tallest building west of the Mississippi. Korean Airlines is constructing a 73-story skyscraper in Los Angeles that at 1,100 feet upon completion will be the tallest building in Los Angeles and the western United States. Show More Summary
The world’s tallest Ferris wheel has begun offering a good deal for grown-ups: unlimited alcoholic beverages for just $5 more than the cost of the ride alone.
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Purists might grumble that the Manhattan skyline is being sold off to luxury real estate interests, but intrepid urban explorers will always find a way to make the otherwise inaccessible their own. [ more › ]
Developers announced today that the 900-room hotel in the Financial District's under-construction Wilshire Grand—which will be the tallest building in the West when it's finished in 2017—will be run by InterContinental Hotels Group, a company best known for Holiday...
Swedish construction giant Skanska is done trading blows with real estate titan Bruce Ratner over stalled construction of the world's tallest modular building in Downtown Brooklyn.
Looming amidst the verdant surrounds of Reiman Gardens at Iowa State University, Elwood, a massive garden gnome stands as a jovial sentry against all others would dare challenge his title as tallest concrete gnome in the world. Elwood,...Show More Summary
When you're Oprah Winfrey, you've had a lot of incredible life experiences to be grateful for. In her 60 years, Oprah has sat down with current and former presidents, gotten a hug from the world's tallest dog, hung out in her pajamas with the late Dr. Show More Summary
Real estate giant Forest City Ratner is more bullish than ever on modular construction, even as its plans for the world’s tallest modular building are stalled.
Thanks to architectural advancements, it seems like all major cities around the world have entered a skyscraper race-for-the-sky. To track the progress and history of these super tall towers, window & door guys created an information-packed "Super Tall
Jutting up above the surrounding Sierra Nevada mountains, Mulhacén Peak, the highest in Spain (and for that matter, one of the highest in Europe) may be the final resting place of a 15th century king. The path to Spain's tallest peak...Show More Summary
A 325-meter high steel observation tower will soon rise in the middle of the Amazon rainforest, ready to monitor climate change. Observation tower being built in Amazon rainforest will dwarf the tallest trees http://t.co/4zefCieZbE #BBCGoFigure...Show More Summary
Photo via City Lab Considering that Shenzhen, China, already houses two of the world's top 25 tallest buildings, this proposed Cloud Citizen skyscraper might be ever so slightly less absurd...maybe. Leveling off at a height of 2,231 feet—that's second only...