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The world’s tallest church is being destroyed by urine

10 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

Ulm Minster, the world’s tallest church is facing one of the most serious, and certainly most unusual, threats in its 639-year existence. As well as a place of worship, the famous church, located in the southern German city of Ulm, continues to be a popular site for men to relieve themselves, with...

First Woman to Climb Everest Dead at 77

The first woman to climb Mount Everest didn't stop there. Japanese mountaineer Junko Tabei, who died last week at 77, devoted her adult life to scaling peaks, climbing the tallest mountains in more than 70 countries, reports the AP. Her philosophy was to live life to the fullest. "I want...

Junko Tabei Dead: First Woman To Scale Mt.Everest Dies Aged 77

Junko Tabei, the first woman to climb Mount Everest more than four decades ago has died. According to CNN, Ms. Tabei also who went on to scale the the “Seven Summits” – the tallest mountain peaks of each of the seven continents lost her long battle against cancer. Show More Summary

World's tallest building becomes world's tallest Lego building

2 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

If a 31-m (102-ft) long Lego model of the Severn Bridge doesn't do it for you, then what about a 17-m (56-ft) tall Lego model of the Burj Khalifa? The world's tallest building has been faithfully reconstructed at Legoland Dubai and is...Show More Summary

This timelapse video of five Manhattan buildings getting demolished is satisfying to watch

At 1,401 feet tall, One Vanderbilt tower will soon become the second tallest skyscraper in New York City. To make room for the tower, which celebrated its groundbreaking on October 18,  five buildings in midtown Manhattan needed to be knocked down. Show More Summary

55-foot-tall Burj Khalifa is tallest LEGO building in the world

LEGOLAND Dubai just unveiled the tallest LEGO building in the world: a 55-foot-tall Burj Khalifa. The towering LEGO building, finished with the help of five-year-old Mohammed bin Ahmed Jaber Al Harbi, paves the way for the opening of the theme park the end of October. Show More Summary

Tallest home in Hermosa Beach asking $4.75M

Steps from the sand This narrow, four-story house in Hermosa Beach is across the street from the sand, and thanks to its height, boasts impressive views of the ocean and coastline. (The listing agent and the Los Angeles Conservancy say...Show More Summary

How To Climb Mount Everest

Think you have the cojones to reach the 29,000+ ft summit of the world’s tallest mountain? The daunting climb, thin altitude, and sub-zero temps have claimed hundreds of lives, and Epic How To explains what gear and abilities you’ll need to do it yourself.

35-story tower might become the tallest in Long Beach

It would alter Long Beach's skyline Big changes might be on the way for the Long Beach skyline. On Thursday, the city’s planning commission could give approval to a residential tower that would become the tallest building in the city. As...Show More Summary

Dubai is building the world's tallest skyscraper — here's what it'll look like

Construction on the tallest skyscraper in the world is underway.  On October 10, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the prime minister of Dubai, broke ground on the new building, called the Tower at Dubai Creek Harbour. The proposed...Show More Summary

Urban landscape artists paint Salesforce Tower as it becomes city’s tallest

Finally, a subject that always sits still We’ve shown off some of Noe Valley-based Laura Wigham’s urban watercolors before. Wigham finds her muse in local construction sites, setting up shop next to major new projects and creating impressionistic...Show More Summary

Outbid, outhustled, outmuscled: Trump has never been able to conquer Southern California

On Jan. 13, 1990, Donald Trump arrived at the once-glamorous Ambassador Hotel for a major announcement: Here on Los Angeles’ Wilshire Boulevard, Trump said, he would build the tallest building in the world. It was the New York developer’s first major deal on the West Coast and a potentially skyline-redefining project...

Required Reading

last weekArts : Hyperallergic

This week, the world's tallest tower (again), LA gallery troubles, curating for change, MOCA's ethical issues, branding Ken Bone, and more. The post Required Reading appeared first on Hyperallergic.

Proposed timber tower shoots high into Chicago's sky

Decades before the age of megatall skyscrapers like the Burj Khalifa, Chicago boasted bragging rights as home of the world's tallest skyscraper with the Willis Tower (aka Sears Tower). However, if Perkins+Will's new project comes toShow More Summary

Dubai Lights Burj Khalifa Up In Pink

last weekLifestyle / Luxury : Luxuo

Dubai is using its iconic skyscraper all for a good cause and has announced a new contender that may be the tallest building in the world.

Mapping every building that was once San Francisco's tallest

In honor of now officially tallest Salesforce Tower, and all of those who ruled the roost before it What's the tallest building in San Francisco? For the first time since 1972, you may have to stop and think before answering. Two weeks...Show More Summary

Ron Arad Architects unveil designs for Israels tallest skyscraper in Tel Aviv

ToHA was commissioned as a joint venture between two large investment and development companies that procured a coveted 1.8-hectare site in the center of Tel Aviv. The two sculptural towers offer 160,000 square meters of floor space and feature tapered facades partially elevated on legs for a minimal footprint on the ground plane. Show More Summary

The world's tallest tower just broke ground in Dubai

Dubai just broke ground on what will be the world's tallest tower. Developer Emaar Properties says The Tower at Dubai Creek Harbor will stand 928 meters tall, dwarfing the Burj Khalifa's 829.8 meters. Designed by architect Santiago Calatrava,...Show More Summary

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