Kobe Bryant recently retired from basketball but he took the game to new heights in Shanghai, headlining the first-ever event held atop China’s tallest building.
Remember the Los Angeles skyscraper (the U.S. Bank Tower -- the tallest building west of the Mississippi River) that that was getting a glass slide from the 70th to the 69th floor, 1,000-feet above street level? Well that happened and now the SkySlide is open to the public. Show More Summary
transcript of Travel to the United Arab Emirates – Episode 513 Chris: Amateur Traveler episode 513. Today the Amateur Traveler talks about mosques and pirates, the world’s tallest building, and indoor skiing, […] The post Travel to the...Show More Summary
Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. Sunday marked the 40th birthday of the CN Tower. For four decades, the structure has stood proud as one of the tallest buildings in history,...Show More Summary
The distinctive U.S. Bank Tower is the tallest building in town (at least until next year), and now new owner OUE has opened Skyspace, an attraction that includes Skyslide, a 45-foot-long, glass-and-steel tube that winds around the outside of the building and shooshes you from the 70th floor to the...
Quick! Name the tallest building on the Upper West Side. Don't worry if you can't, and trash that obscure bit of knowledge if you can because it will soon be obsolete. New renderings shared by New York YIMBY show that 200 Amsterdam Avenue will rise an imposing 666 feet over the neighborhood, crowning it the tallest building on the Upper West Side. Show More Summary
A new experiment in energy efficiency from the architects behind the world's tallest buildings From the architects who brought us the Burj Khalifa and Kingdom Tower now comes the energy-conscious construction of the ‘Crazy Kazakh City’—aka Kazakhstan’s Astana Expo City 2017. Show More Summary
To monitor the air conditioning that cools all 100 floors in one of the tallest U.S. buildings, Bill Casey hits the power button on his desktop computer.
Hotel Monteleone (214 Royal Street) This imposing hotel is the tallest building in the French Quarter and, at 600 rooms, among the largest. This building is a physical, literary, and paranormal landmark within the Quarter. When a lowly...Show More Summary
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Plans to build what would be the world's tallest building in central China—on ice since 2013—have been dealt a further setback.
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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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...
The man behind China’s tallest tower has a message for developers scrambling to erect skyscrapers across the country: Less is more.
Jordan police stopped five young men from jumping down from the tallest building of Amman, local media reported.
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.
Until it was overturned in 1958, a municipal ordinance ensured that no other building could come close to City Hall's height. [ more › ]