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...
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
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
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
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
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
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 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...
The recently-opened One World Trade Center is officially the world's most expensive building. Costing $2 billion more than Vegas' Palazzo casino and London's The Shard, 1WTC cost $3.9 billion. The world's tallest building, Dubai's Burj Khalifa, is number five at (only) $1.5 billion. READ MORE »
Burj Khalifa photo from Shutterstock You'd think that the world's tallest building - a structure that requires amazingly complex engineering and technology to reach its heights - would have an equally impressive sewage system. Unfortunately, that's not
In September 2001, just a few days after the World Trade Center was destroyed, I found myself outside a Broadway theater, looking up at what was, once again, the tallest building in New York. But it was a foggy night, and for a split second, part of the Empire State Building disappeared from view. Show More Summary
Many buildings never get completed. Sometimes the construction phase burns out the fund, and the bricklayers have to halt. Some other times it is an event, like a war or a political shift, that stops the work halfway. The chart below,...Show More Summary
The futuristic tower would be Verona's tallest building
In 1965, a Ford Mustang Convertible proudly went on display at the top of the Empire State Building, the world's tallest building at the time. Earlier this year, the Blue Oval recreated the stunt by bringing the latest droptop 'Stang to the sky-high structure during the New York Auto Show. Show More Summary
After disassembling and reconstructing a 2015 Mustang on the top of the Empire State Building, Ford went one step further for the car's Middle Eastern market debut. Here it is on the Burj Khalifa. Read more...
Photo by Tim Street-Porter via Arch Digest · Scouting architectural "twins" and "triplets". · Keeping SoHo affordable for artists. · World's best tall buildings of 2014. · A standalone rowhouse for $50K. · Iceland's tallest building looks amazing. · Pharrell...
Rising 244 feet above the streets of Reykjavik is Hallgrimskirkja, the tallest building in Iceland. It is situated in the capital city’s center and has become one of Reykjavik’s best known symbols. The Lutheran church has a stylisedShow More Summary
When you’re building supertalls, there are other problems to worry about than just making sure they don’t fall or blow over. One of the biggest is how to get people up to the top in a reasonable amount of time. If you’ve got a slow elevator the 125th floor might as well not exist. More »
When you're building supertalls, there are other problems to worry about than just making sure they don't fall or blow over. One of the biggest is how to get people up to the top in a reasonable amount of time. If you've got a slow elevator the 125th floor might as well not exist. Read more...
Bangkok will soon be home to ASEAN's tallest skyscraper and what may be the third tallest building in the world. Leading Thai property developer Grand Canal Land Public Company (G Land) recently broke ground on the Rama IX Super Tower project, a 125-story