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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...
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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 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 […]
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.
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Ascend to the top of the Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world.
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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."