The pagoda was known for being the tallest wooden structure in Asia. The post 16-story Buddhist pagoda in China destroyed by fire appeared first on Lion's Roar.
Old measurements were off by over 1200 feet.
I can still remember the Kindergarten tradition of making homemade menorahs at my Jewish day school like it was yesterday. Take a sawed-off 2x4, glue 10 small square tiles atop it, in a line (two at the center for the tallest candle), then place 9 screw nuts in a row, one on top of each tile. I'm pretty sure my parents even still have mine — somewhere. READ MORE »
From Louis Kahn to Renzo Piano The state of Texas has an astonishing array of architecture: City skylines boast some of the tallest skyscrapers in the country and the state’s top-notch art scene has inspired world-class architects to...Show More Summary
Researchers have discovered that Britain's highest mountain isn't in Britain. A recent cartographic survey by the British Antarctic Survey (BAS) has found that Mount Hope, at an elevation of 3,239 m (10,654 ft) above sea level, is not only the highest mountain in the British Antarctic Territory (BAT), but in any British territory. Show More Summary
Clicking selfies has never been an easy task. In fact, sometimes it’s dangerous too. When you are in groups, normally the tallest person gets to take selfies or the one with necessary skills. But going by a latest update on aerial selfie drones, very soon this won’t be needed. Show More Summary
Cartographers surveying Antarctica have discovered Mt Hope is the tallest mountain in the British Antarctic Territory (BAT) at 3,239 m (10,654 ft) above sea level. Until now, maps showed Mt Jackson as the tallest mountain in the territory at 3,184 m (10,444 ft). Show More Summary
New details and renderings have been released of Shigeru Ban’s Terrace House, a collection of luxury homes in what will become the world’s tallest hybrid timber building. Developed by PortLiving, Terrace House will be set at the center...Show More Summary
On Nov. 27 Extell Development Co., one of the city’s more prolific developers, unveiled plans for what would be the tallest tower on the Upper West Side: a 775-foot residential spire on West... To view the full story, click the title link.
Developer Harry Macklowe, who was a partner in the condo tower at 432 Park Ave. on Billionaire's Row—the Western Hemisphere's tallest residential building—claimed his real estate... To view the full story, click the title link.
When complete, Google's new London headquarters will measure longer than the Shard — the tallest skyscraper in the United Kingdom — is tall. The Shard measures 1,016 feet tall. Google's London headquarters is similar in size, but flipped...Show More Summary
Tokyo marked 1,000 days to go until the 2020 Paralympics with a ceremony at the world's tallest tower
A mountain climber from the United States perished due to an accident that occurred while he was attempting to scale the 18,619-foot Pico de Orizaba in Central Mexico, prompting rescue teams to scramble to save other climbers that were also … More » The post American Climber Dies Scaling Mexico’s Tallest Mountain appeared first on EveryJoe.
Mexican officials say they've mobilized rescue efforts in recent days for at least nine climbers on Mexico's tallest mountain.
What's the tallest new balloon? Where did it take a flight test? How many clowns hit the street? Impress friends with these fun facts.
Australia will soon hold the record for the world's tallest timber office building at 5 King St Brisbane, and with the help of The University of Queensland's new research hub, wooden skyscrapers could become the norm.
Sounds like: Fleet Foxes, Ben Howard, The Tallest Man on Earth What's so good? Just as the subject of their name would do in the midst of the subject of this song name, Mighty Oaks have weathered the storm of the indie-folk movement and emerged stronger. Show More Summary
Dubai is home to lots of things that lay claim to being the world's biggest. There you'll find the world's largest mall, with the world's tallest choreographed fountain dancing outside beneath the world's tallest man-made structure, the mighty Burj Khalifa. Show More Summary
Middle-earth: Shadow of War stood tallest in a month of big games, according to industry-tracking firm The NPD Group. Assassin’s Creed: Origins was just behind it. Shadow of War, the open-world fantasy adventure, debuted September 28, and it went on to dominate physical and digital game sales in the United States in October. Shadow of […]
International architecture firm Buro Ole Scheeren just unveiled designs for Empire City, a greenery-infused skyscraper set to rise in Ho Chi Minh City. Expected to become Vietnam’s tallest building at 1,093 feet, the development softens...Show More Summary