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Doubt over Everest's true height spurs fresh expedition

Scientists will take the tape measure to Mount Everest to determine whether a massive earthquake in Nepal really did knock an inch off the world's tallest peak.

This Dog Holds the Guinness Title for the World's Longest Tail

yesterdayHumor / odd : Neatorama

We recently introduced you to the new world's tallest dog and now it's time to meet the new holder of the "world's longest tail" Guinness title. Keon is an Irish Wolfhound, which are known for having long tails to start with. But then...Show More Summary

Waste Not: The Trash Can that Inspired the World’s Tallest Condo Tower

432 Park Avenue in Manhattan has taken criticism for various reasons since well before it was completed, but its source of inspiration makes it almost too easy: the skyscraper was inspired by a garbage bin. Specifically, Rafael Viñoly cited a 1906 trash can designed by Josef Hoffmann of the Vienna Workshops as a pattern basis for the …

Millau Viaduct in Creissels, France

Millau Viaduct is the world's tallest bridge, a claim is based on the height of the towers, which are taller than the Eiffel Tower. The height of the bridge deck itself is only the 17th tallest in the world, yet driving over it still...Show More Summary

66-story skyscraper would bring hotel, condos next to Hotel Figueroa

It could become the third tallest tower in LA Just when we all thought Downtown LA’s South Park neighborhood couldn’t possibly get any hotter, a developer filed plans Tuesday for a 66-story skyscraper nextdoor to Hotel Figueroa and across...Show More Summary

Europe's 4th-tallest skyscraper under construction in Poland

Construction has begun on a new supertall skyscraper in Warsaw, Poland. Designed by British firm Foster + Partners, the Varso Tower will rise to a total height of 310 m (1,017 ft), making it both Poland's tallest tower and the fourth tallest in Europe. Show More Summary

5 Indie Folk Rock Albums You’ve Gotta Hear – Roadkill Ghost Choir, Miner, Honey Locust, Born Standing Up, Waterwells

When indie folk and folk rock gained popularity more than a decade ago, bands like Band of Horses, The Avett Brothers, The Decemberists, The Tallest […] Read more, get songs or stream the entire mix on Indie Rock Cafe

Construction commences on Polands tallest tower designed by Foster + Partners

Construction has begun on Varso Tower, a skyscraper designed by Foster + Partners that will be the tallest tower in Poland once complete. International real estate developer HB Reavis is leading the construction of the flagship development, which will comprise three buildings, the tallest of which will top out at 54 stories. Show More Summary

Apollo, Goldman Invest In Thailand's Tallest Tower For $235M

Wikimedia/tongeron91 An Apollo Global Managementaffiliate and Goldman Sachs are set to pour $235M into a Thai mixed-use development that includes the country’s largest skyscraper. Apollo Asia Sprint Holding and Goldman are investing in two units of Pace Development, with the total investment consisting of$216M in equity and $18.8M in financing, Bloomberg reports. [...]

The only thing rising on the Staten Island Ferris wheel is its price tag

There was a time when Staten Islanders expected to have bragging rights to the world's tallest Ferris wheel by early 2017. With the 630-foot New York Wheel as the centerpiece of development on the... To view the full story, click the title link.

Downtown Los Angeles hasn't seen this much construction since the 1920s

On the corner of Wilshire Boulevard and Figueroa Street in downtown Los Angeles, workers are putting the finishing touches on the Wilshire Grand, the West Coast’s tallest building. Owned by Korean Air, it rises 1,100 feet and will have a hotel, offices and observation deck when finished. Two blocks...

Jim Whittaker, First American To Summit Everest, Talks About Teamwork, Peace Climb, K2

The first American to summit Mt. Everest, the world’s tallest mountain, was Jim Whittaker, but it was in 1963, 10 years after Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay conquered the peak.Back then, climbing wasn’t as popular in the U.S. as it was in Europe and Asia, so American funding was [...]

Official Philly: 1912

At 548 feet, Philadelphia City Hall, completed in 1901 with its clock tower topped by a statue of William Penn, is the world's tallest masonry building. Philadelphia circa 1912. "Market Street west from Eleventh, with view of City Hall." 8x10 inch glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

World's Tallest Lincoln Statue in Ashmore, Illinois

In the "Land of Lincoln" stands one of the world's tallest Lincoln statues. He stands at an impressive 72 feet tall, towering over nearby trees and buildings. While Abraham Lincoln was a tall, thin man in life, this representation of...Show More Summary

Reality TV at 29,000 Feet

'Everest Rescue' is an inside look at a very risky job: performing high-altitude helicopter rescues on the tallest mountain in the world

Terracotta-clad supertall skyscraper completed in China

2 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

It's fitting that the country that boasts the famous terracotta army also be the one that's home to the world's tallest terracotta-clad tower. Rising to a total height of 530 m (1,739 ft) on a site overlooking the Pearl River, the Kohn...Show More Summary

The Tallest Evangelion Statue In The World

And it’s not located in Tokyo-3, but Shanghai, China.  Read more...

Here’s What 11 Breathtaking Days at Mount Everest Looks Like

For our latest installment of 36 Frames, Highsnobiety’s very own Timothy Suen headed to Nepal in search of culture, excitement and adventure by scaling earth’s tallest mountain, Mount Everest. Suen and a group of friends spent a total of 11 days in the country, two in the city of Kathmandu and nine trekking in the mountain […]

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