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Hong Kong pulls plug on subversive light show counting down to the end of 'one country, two systems'

5 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

A countdown to July 1, 2047 lit up Hong Kong's tallest building last week, while Beijing's point man on Hong Kong stayed across the harbor. [ more › ]

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last weekVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

Deadspin Brandon Phillips Freaked Juan Uribe Out With A Fake Tag | Jezebel Kim Kardashian: ‘Kylie Dating Tyga Broke Chyna’s Heart’ | Gizmodo How NYC’s Super Skinny Skyscrapers Stack Up Next to the World’s Tallest Buildings | Gawker Donald Trump Mocks Chris Christie’s Weight at His Own Sad Rally | Read more...

How NYC's Super Skinny Skyscrapers Stack Up Next to the World's Tallest Buildings 

Over the last two decades, a new type of building has invaded New York City: The super skinny supertall known as a “super-slender.” This new generation of skyscrapers range from 50 to 100 stories, are almost uniformly filled with luxury housing—and some are wedged into the city with astoundingly tiny 45-feet-wide footprints. Read more...

China Needs Fewer Skyscrapers, Says Manager of Country’s Tallest Building

The man behind China’s tallest tower has a message for developers scrambling to erect skyscrapers across the country: Less is more.

Jordan Police Prevented Mass Suicide in Amman Center

Jordan police stopped five young men from jumping down from the tallest building of Amman, local media reported.

UAE Plans Man-Made Mountain to Increase Rainfall

Home to the tallest building in the world, high-rise tennis courts and ATMs dispensing bars of gold, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) is planning to build a man-made mountain in an effort to boost rainfall in the region. According to the...Show More Summary

The UAE may build a mountain to make it rain

3 weeks agoNews : BlogPost

The United Arab Emirates is certainly no stranger to ambitious mega-projects. Just take a look at the towering Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world, or the Palm Jumeirah, the artificial archipelago in the shape of a palm tree that juts out into the sea near Dubai. Even by the UAE’s standards, however, building a mountain would […]

Downfall of The World's Tallest Building

4 weeks agoNews : The Daily Beast

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.

City Hall Was L.A.'s Tallest Building For 4 Decades—By Law

Until it was overturned in 1958, a municipal ordinance ensured that no other building could come close to City Hall's height. [ more › ]

Two-Minute Cinema: Drone's Eye View of Dubai

Ascend to the top of the Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world.

Week Around The Ists

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

Vertigo-Inducing Video Brings You To The Top Of The Wilshire Grand

Let these GoPros bring you to the top of what will soon be the West Coast's tallest building. [ more › ]

This stunning 1,100-foot skyscraper will be the tallest building on the West Coast

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

Watch This Lightsaber Battle On Top Of The World's Tallest Building

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 »      

Are skyscraper races a warning of economic chaos to come?

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

Calatrava To Design New ‘World’s Tallest Building’ In Dubai

2 months agoArts : Modern Art Notes

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.

Supertalls and Sustainable Skyscrapers: Architect Adrian Smith on the Mile-High Building

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

Seeing People Climb a 1,823-Foot Tall Skyscraper Is Just Madness

2 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

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...

New Dubai Tower to Surpass Burj Khalifa as World's Tallest Building

The tower will reportedly be taller than the Burj Khalifa by "a notch."

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