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World’s tallest building to be mile high

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In the West, skyscrapers are reaching for new heights

2 days agoHealth : Booster Shots

At 1,018 feet high, the 73-story U.S. Bank Tower in downtown Los Angeles holds title to the West Coast's tallest building, a crown it is now destined to lose. Over the next few years, at least three other coastal skyscrapers under construction or on the drawing board are set to soar past the bank...

The Great Skyscraper Bubble Is Ready to Pop!

In 1928, construction on the world’s tallest building began in New York: the Bank of Manhattan Trust Building at 40 Wall Street. Today, it’s “The Trump Building.” The post The Great Skyscraper Bubble Is Ready to Pop! was originally published at The Wall Street Examiner. Follow the money!

20 Tallest Buildings Completed in 2015

Source: NY Mag The post 20 Tallest Buildings Completed in 2015 appeared first on The Big Picture.

America is a Thirld-World Country Now

Malaysia is a relatively modern nation, with what was recently the world’s tallest building. However, Malaysia’s politics, like that of many East-Asian countries, belie its progress, and are thoroughly Third-World. The main opposition...Show More Summary

Tony Gehrig: The Taxpayers Are Not Piggy Banks

I am tremendously excited at the prospect of the tallest building in North Dakota someday soon coming to downtown Fargo. I have no doubt that this will be a fantastic addition to the area and will draw in new business to our city. I know this project will be a great success for the Kilbourne...

Mazda to relocate its US offices into Irvine's tallest building

Mazda North American Operations is moving to a new headquarters, only it's not leaving Southern California. In fact it's staying right at home in Irvine, where it first moved 30 years ago. Continue reading Mazda to relocate its US offices...Show More Summary

The world’s tallest buildings may come with a curse

The Shanghai Tower in China was officially crowned the second-tallest building in the world last week. The same day, as if on cue, the country’s stock market had tanked.  Shanghai Tower is not just a skyscraper. It’s a “mega-tall” building -- yes, that’s a technical word -- that stands more than 2,000 feet high, a spiraling […]

Could the Dubai Skyscraper Fire Happen in New York?

The Arab Emirate city-state of Dubai has spent the past decade-plus putting up fanciful skyscrapers: one shaped like ship sails, no fewer than three Chrysler Building knockoffs, and the world’s tallest building, the Burj Dubai. When one of these new towers — the 63-story Address Downtown Dubai, a slender shark... More »

Construction completed on the world’s second tallest building

The Shanghai tower broke ground back in 2008, as the third tower in the trio of skyscrapers located in Shanghai's Lujiazui Finance and Trade Zone. Its curved façade and spiraling form is meant to symbolize the dynamic emergence of modern China, but more importantly, it is meant to enable significant savings in structural wind loads. Show More Summary

China's Tallest Tower Is Complete, Which Is Too Bad For Chicago

China's Shanghai Tower is now complete. In addition to being the tallest building in China and the second tallest building in the world, it also has the world's fastest elevator and a number of sustainable elements, so overall it...

Chilean architecture stands test of earthquakes

last monthArts : Artdaily

Some people run into the street during an earthquake, but Rene Lagos would rather be indoors -- preferably on the top floor of a skyscraper. The Chilean engineer crunched the numbers for some of the tallest buildings in Santiago, and...Show More Summary

Blaze hits Dubai skyscraper, New Year's fireworks proceed nearby

DUBAI (Reuters) - Fire engulfed a 63-storey skyscraper in Dubai on Thursday night, but with the block evacuated and only minor injuries reported authorities went ahead with a New Year's fireworks display at the world's tallest building a few hundred meters away.

The People of Dubai Watch Luxury Hotel Burn as New Year Fireworks Explode At the Tallest Building in the World

last monthUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Dubai unleashes spectacular fireworks as the Address Hotel burns right next to it. #DubaiFire pic.twitter.com/wickXcF79z— Perfectly Timed Pics (@Uber_Pix) December 31, 2015 A luxury hotel in Dubai, the Las Vegas of the world, burnedShow More Summary

Huge Fire Sweeps Through Hotel Near World’s Tallest Building in Dubai

On Thursday night, a luxury hotel in Dubai burst into flames, igniting at least 20 stories of the 63-story building. The five-star Address Downtown Dubai is right next to the Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world. People were starting to gather near the 160-story building, one of the most recognizable and... More »

Fire engulfs Dubai hotel near world's tallest building

DUBAI (Reuters) - A fire engulfed The Address Hotel in downtown Dubai in the United Arab Emirates hours before a large fireworks display was set to start nearby from the Burj Khalifa tower, the world's largest building, a Reuters witness said.

In at least one huge deal in L.A., Trump got schooled

2 months agoHealth : Booster Shots

On one side was the alpha male of New York developers who burst into town with pockets full of money, a legion of lobbyists and lawyers and an audacious plan to build the nation's tallest building. Opposing was a tag team Donald Trump would have little reason to fear: Jackie Goldberg and Jeff Horton,...

Miami's Tallest Tower Has Been Approved For Downtown

The Miami skyline continues its transformation after a yet-to-be-built (or named) condo on the former Miami World Towers site will feature Miami's tallest building on its resume. Property Markets Group, the developers behind Echo Brickell, received approval to build...

1 Undershaft: City of London's Tallest Building

The City of London's tallest structure is on the way and plans for the 300m tall tower have been unveiled, giving people an idea of how the building will be presented once it is finished.

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