It was once the tallest building of the worldbut in the late 1960s it was rendered suddenly obsolete, and so New York lost the Singer Building.
Until it was overturned in 1958, a municipal ordinance ensured that no other building could come close to City Hall's height. [ more › ]
Ascend to the top of the Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world.
Photograph of Chicago's wild lightning by cshimala on Flickr Chicagoist survived a round of apocalyptic storms in which lightning struck the city's three tallest buildings at the same time. SFist fetched the smelling salts after looking...Show More Summary
Let these GoPros bring you to the top of what will soon be the West Coast's tallest building. [ more › ]
The West Coast finally has its own supertall. The under-construction Wilshire Grand Center in Downtown Los Angeles just topped off at 1,100 feet. That cements its place as the tallest building west of the Mississippi. For comparison, New York City's One World Trade Center comes in at a memorable 1,776 feet. Show More Summary
Briefly: In celebration of the digital release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, here are some Jedis battling it out on top of Dubai’s Burj Khalifa. As you do. More »
A general view of the Dubai skyline shows the Burj Khalifa, currently the world’s tallest building. Construction of the world’s tallest tower is usually a sign of hubris and overconfidence, says Vikram Mansharamni. Photo by Mohammed Salem/Reuters By 2019, Saudi Arabia is expected to be home to the world’s tallest tower. Show More Summary
The new structure doesn’t have an official planned height yet, but the developer says it will be “a notch taller” than the nearby Burj Khalifa, currently the world’s tallest skyscraper. Both Calatrava and the developer say that the building will be as iconic for Dubai as the Eiffel Tower is for Paris.
When you’re the architect who designed the tallest building in the world (the Burj Khalifa), as well as the under-construction skyscraper (the Jeddah Tower) that will one day claim the title from your previous work, it would seem that you would be able to relax. Show More Summary
When you see these climbers reach the top of Lotte World Tower, a 1,823-foot tower that’s the tallest building in South Korea and taller than One World Trade Center in New York, there’s an ever so brief moment of peace. Wow, things look great from up here! And then it’s back to the stressfulness of watching someone do something as insane as climbing a skyscraper. Read more...
The tower will reportedly be taller than the Burj Khalifa by "a notch."
Dubai is reaching for the sky once again, with the developer of the world’s tallest building vowing Sunday to build an even taller tower.
Dubai is reaching for the sky again, with the developer of the world's tallest building vowing Sunday to build an even taller tower with rotating balconies and elevated landscaping inspired by the mythical hanging gardens of Babylon. The government-backed Emaar Properties hopes the new tower will entice a fresh wave...
Construction is well underway on the Wuhan Greenland Center. Claimed by Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architects as the world's third tallest building, the supertall skyscraper is due for completion in 2017 and looks set to become the tallest...Show More Summary
Chicago's recently announced Vista Tower will be notable for a number of reasons, not least for being claimed the third tallest building in the city and having the highest concentration of 360-degree-view full-floor penthouses in the US. Show More Summary
Even though it ended up being significantly shorter than originally planned, the Metropolitan Life North Building has become a New York City architectural landmark.
Pin it The US Bank Tower, Los Angeles' current tallest building, has a new thrill-inducing way to enjoy the view: a sky slide. READ MORE »
Joseph Sabbatino, 36, was on his second day on the job when he likely leapt from the 53rd floor of what will be the tallest building in L.A.