How do you go about creating an iconic and awe-inspiring photograph from the tallest building in America? If you'reTIME, you climb right to the top and set up a 360-degree interactive panorama using not one but 567 images of NYC in all its glory. Read more...
Chicago has long been a global leader in an interesting export category: Maker of the world's tallest buildings. The world's current tallest building was designed here, as well as the one that will supplant it. Now, the city's architects will add even more towers to their list due to a relationship with the planet's most booming development scene—China. Read more...
A crucial step towards building the next tallest building on Earth is underway: Engineers on the Kingdom Tower, a proposed 3,280 foot tower in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, are beginning tests to figure out how to pump wet concrete more than half a mile into the sky. Read more...
In 1931, construction workers added the final nail to the Empire State Building in New York. At 1,250 feet high, it was the tallest building in the world, and remained so until the 110-story north tower of the World Trade Center finalized...Show More Summary
Designers Op-En want to transform the world’s tallest building, the Burj Khalifa, into the world’s tallest art installation. Called EXO-BURJ, the design team's project would involve wrapping the 2,717 foot structure in a giant envelope of transparent clear
AFTER weathering one of the coldest winters on record, New Yorkers are now facing a new threat: sheets of frozen snow and "ice daggers" falling from skyscrapers. Streets around One World Trade Center, the tallest building in the US,Show More Summary
Not to be outdone, it seems like Chicago, or at least someone in Chicago, didn't like the fact they lost the title for "home of the tallest building in the US." If all goes to plan, the honor may head back to Chi-Town from NYC's One World Trade Center. Show More Summary
This is the moment fork lightning lights up the Dubai sky as it strikes the tallest building on earth. The stunning photograph was taken during a ferocious thunder storm on Wednesday, and captures the split second lightning strikes the Burj Khalifa skyscraper – the tallest man-made structure on the planet. Photographers Brian Hawkins and Michael […]
In this terrifying video, Russian daredevils film their ascent with no ropes or safety net. Why?
Take a look at photos taken by Russian climbing team Vadim Makhorov and Vitaly Raskalov from the top of what will soon be the second tallest building in the world.
I have no idea what's gotten into some people when it comes to displays of heart-stopping insanity at extreme heights. It seems like every other week, daredevils from every part of the globe are skipping across the tops of factory smokestacks, scaling 1750-foot mountains, or clinging to the sides of sheer cliffs just to get a cup of tea... Show More Summary
Crews began pouring concrete Saturday to lay the foundation for the tallest building to be constructed west of the Mississippi — and they're hoping it's one for the history books. The marathon concrete...
Check out these incredible photos taken by Vadim Makhorov and Vitaliy Raskalov, the two Russian daredevils who climbed the second tallest building in the world — the 650m Shanghai Tower. The contrast of the lighted clouds and the sleek towers make it look like a snap from a futuristic Earth. I guess we are living in the future, after all. More »
The Burj Khalifa in Dubai is widely known as the world's tallest building, measuring in at 2,716.5 feet and 160 stories. It's an extraordinary structu... Read more: Architecture, Burj Khalifa, Op-En, Exo-Burj, World's Tallest Building, Dubai Art, Dubai, Arts News
Hey, it's HighScalability time: Climbing the World's Second Tallest Building 5 billion: Number of phone records NSA collects per day; Facebook: 1.23 billion users, 201.6 billion friend connections, 400 billion shared photos, and 7.8Show More Summary
New skyscrapers will do anything for attention—which is why an under-construction supertall in Los Angeles, soon to be the tallest building on the West Coast, is trying to break another record, too. Starting Saturday, construction crews...Show More Summary
A pair of Russian daredevils climbed to the tippity top of the second tallest building in the world, the none-too-creatively-titled Shanghai Tower. What's more, they videotaped the entire hair-raising event with those ubiquitous GoPro cameras, and the result is...
Presenting the money shot: during a massive storm in Dubai yesterday, photographer Michael Shainblum captured lightning zapping Burj Khalifa, aka the tallest building in the world. More »
It's one thing to get to the top of a tall building. It's another to climb up while avoiding security guards. But when it's in China and the building is the second tallest in the world, those are the aims of crazy people. Two Russian daredevils made their way up to the top of the Shanghai Tower, which is currently under construction and over 2000 feet tall.
Even for a city so associated with sprawl, Los Angeles's relationship with towers is weird. In 1905, the City Council passed an ordinance banning buildings taller than 150 feet—City Hall, built in 1928, was one of few exceptions and...