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Egypt Plans To Build A 650-Foot-Tall Pyramid Skyscraper

It would be the country's tallest building. Cairo may be getting a new skyscraper inspired by Egypt's oldest architecture. The Zayed Crystal Spark project, announced by the country's housing minister earlier this week, is shaped like a tall, skinny pyramid on top of a broader, shorter pyramid. Show More Summary

See how Salesforce has expanded from a small house to the tallest building in San Francisco (CRM)

Salesforce, worth about $35 billion, is now the fifth-largest software company in the world. But like any other company, Salesforce was once a tiny startup. We took a walk down memory lane to see exactly where Salesforce started, and where it is headed when its new HQ opens in 2017. Show More Summary

Coop's Shot Tower in Melbourne , Australia

Once the tallest buildings in all of early Melbourne, Coop's Shot Tower was soon eclipsed by gargantuan skyscrapers and other modern urban behemoths, but rather than being torn down in the name of progress, a giant cone was built over the historic bullet factory to keep it safe. Show More Summary

What You Can See From the 7 Tallest Buildings On Earth

last monthTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

It's only been a few years since humans could climb more than half a mile above the surface of the Earth without the help of jet fuel. It's easy to forget that buildings that reach this high into the atmosphere are a new phenomenon in our world— at these heights, it's more like aerospace engineering than architecture. Read more...

Celestial Cityscapes: Photographing Dubai from Above the Fog

Home to the tallest building in the world, Dubai is a city rich in skyscrapers that seem almost otherworldly when seen piercing through seasonal layers of...

Review: Lunch At At.mosphere Burj Khalifa Dubai

I've been to Dubai more times than I can count, but I've never actually been to the top of the Burj Khalifa, which is the tallest building in the world. I can't say I was ever really that interested in going to the top, given that Dubai doesn't have all that impressive of a skyline aside from the Burj Khalifa. Show More Summary

Inhabitat's Week in Green: Transparent canoes, mobile cabins and a tree bark skateboard

2 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Engadget

Each week our friends at Inhabitat recap the week's most interesting green developments and clean tech news for us -- it's the Week in Green. At 2,722 feet, the Burj Khalifa in Dubai is the planet's tallest building -- and on New Year's Eve it was...

Watch: In Dubai, The Coolest New Year's Eve Spectacle?

2 months agoNews : The Two-Way

The city already known for its extravagance upped the ante by lighting up the world's tallest building with a Guinness-breaking 70,000 LED bulbs.

Skyscraping: Here's the View from Marc Benioff's Future Office at the Top of the Salesforce Tower

Photos via Patricia Chang When the Cesar Pelli-designed Salesforce Tower is finished, it will be the tallest building in San Francisco, rising 61 floors and 1,070 feet into the sky. Salesforce is set to occupy the building's bottom 30 stories,...

Artistry: Dubai's Skyline Just Became a Landscape Painting

Image by Daniel Cheong via Design Boom The skyline of Dubai is laden with superlatives. The city is not only home to the tallest building in the world, the 2,717-foot Burj Khalifa, but also the tallest residential building, the tallest...

Earth’s tallest building will host the world’s largest New Year’s Eve LED light show

On New Year’s Eve, Downtown Dubai will host an epic celebration, featuring fireworks, lasers, lights, and an illuminated LED screen wrapped around the sides of the world’s tallest building. The 2700-foot-tall Burj Khalifa will be transformed into a giant

Someone is building a futuristic version of Sauron's tower in Africa

2 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

The call it Al Noor Tower (Tower of Light) and, once built in Casablanca, Morocco, it will be the tallest building in Africa. The 1771-foot (540-meter) building is a project of Sheikh Tarek M. bin Laden, d esigned by French architects Valode et Pistre, who obviously have been watching too much Lord of the Rings. Read more...

St. Nicholas' Church in Hamburg, Germany

While the tall gothic tower of St. Nicholas' Church in Hamburg, Germany still pieces the skyline of the city like it did in the brief heyday when it ranked as the tallest building in the world, what remains of the church below is now empty save for visitors coming to pay their respects to the World War II monument it has become. Show More Summary

Google Maps Easter egg lets you take virtual reality tours of amazing landmarks

Do you want to walk around and check out the world’s tallest building, but you have no desire to fly all the way to Dubai? Well now you can tour the Burj Khalifa and other landmarks like it for just $15, which is the cost of Google Cardboard from the Unofficial Cardboard store. Show More Summary

The Art They Loved and Hated at Seattle's Tallest Building Is Gone

2 months agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

There goes the art, hauled out the front door of Seattle's tallest skyscraper yesterday. Dan Webb was the artist who made it specifically for the lobby at Columbia Center in 2005. "Are the monkeys going away?" asked an older woman in a business suit and a hurry, on her way out the front door of Seattle's tallest skyscraper Wednesday. Show More Summary

At The Top Sky observation deck at the Burj Khalifa is the highest in the world

3 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

The Burj Khalifa tower in Dubai is already the tallest building in the world. Now, it also boasts the record for having the highest observation deck of any building. At The Top Sky opened to the public in October and is situated up on the 148th floor of the building, 555 m (1,821 ft) above the ground... Show More Summary

Dubai is first Arab city to get Google Street View

You can now see some of the tallest buildings in the world on Google Street View. Google has expanded the service to the city to Dubai in the United Arab Emirates, the company announced Monday. It marks the first time a city in an Arab...Show More Summary

The New WTC Train Station Will Probably Cost More Than the Skyscraper

3 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

4 billion dollars. It's almost twice as much as it cost to develop the most expensive plane in history. It's more than the cost of the new World Trade Center, the tallest building in North America. It's also the projected cost of NYC's newest train station. Read more...

According to a new report, One World Trade Center is not only sort of the tallest building in the We

3 months agoPop Culture / Celebrity : Gawker

According to a new report, One World Trade Center is not only sort of the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere, it's also the most expensive skyscraper in the entire world. I can't think of a better symbol for the city's resilience in the face of hardship than spending a shit ton of money. Read more...

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