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Tallest building in Europe planned for ... a small Alpine village?

Californian firm Morphosis (headed by Pritzker Architecture Prize winner Thom Mayne) has revealed plans for a slim mirrored skyscraper that – if it goes ahead – will be the tallest building in Europe. The part where things get weird is that it's due to be located in Vals: a small Swiss village with a population in the region of just 1,000. .. Show More Summary

The Tallest Tower in Europe Will Be ... In a Quaint Swiss Village?

3 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

A new tower designed by Los Angeles architect Thom Mayne was announced today which, when complete, will be the tallest building in Europe. Is it in Moscow? London? Frankfurt? Nope. Mayne's shiny slab will stab the sky in the tiny hamlet of Vals, Switzerland. Read more...

First Freedom Tower Stair Race To Help Build 200 Homes For Vets With Disabilities

3 days agoNews : Huffington Post

NEW YORK (AP) — The first stair-climb race at One World Trade Center — the nation's tallest building — will raise money for military veterans struggling with combat-linked disabilities, two foundations formed after the 9/11 attacks announced...Show More Summary

This guy climbed 3,139 steps in a Taipei skyscraper on a bicycle — and set a world record

Polish stunt cyclist, Krystian Herba, set a new world record for most stairs climbed with a bicycle at one time by climbing 3,139 stairs. The record was set at Taipei 101, one of the tallest buildings in the world. Produced by Jason Gaines. Video courtesy of Associated Press. Follow BI Video: On Facebook Join the conversation about this story »

The Tallest Buildings Throughout History

5 days agoHumor / odd : The Presurfer

image credit Defying gravity by building toward the sky is no easy, or inexpensive, feat. Designer Martin Vargic of Halcyon Maps has made the six graphics in this article, documenting the rise of the tallest buildings throughout history.All...Show More Summary

Krystian Herba: Polish Cyclist Sets New Endurance Record, Cycles 3,139 Steps Up Taiwan’s Tallest Building

Krystian Herba, a Polish cyclist, set a new Guinness World Record (pending confirmation) when he climbed 3,139 steps up the Taipei 101, one of the tallest buildings on the planet. According to AFP, this amazing feat of endurance made...Show More Summary

The tallest buildings on each continent throughout history, visualized

I love these fantastic charts from Halcyon Maps that show which skyscrapers or churches or temples or mounds of dirt or other structures that have been the tallest buildings on each continent throughout history. You can see the ridiculous skyscraper arms race that develop in each area over the years and see what outdid who. Read more...

Cool Graphic Thing: History's Tallest Buildings, Visualized with Fancy 'Flashcards'

Screenshot via Skyscraper Museum: History of Height The newest web feature from the Skyscraper Museum in New York City comes in the form of an interactive timeline on the history of height. On a mission to share the "what and...

Artistry: Hong Kong's Tallest Tower Was a Huge Arcade Game, Thanks to the Magic of Art Basel

This year's Art Basel Hong Kong saw a light show projected onto the International Commerce Center, Hong Kong's tallest building at 1,588 feet. For "Same Old, Brand New," artist Cao Fei projected visuals from reminiscent of classic arcade games,...

NationsBank Plaza, now Bank of America Plaza, rises up

In September 1992, a family festival with opera performances and puppetry marked the opening of Atlanta’s tallest building: NationsBank Plaza, a 55-story colossus of red granite and glass, topped with a skeletal golden pyramid of girders.

Watch this eagle with a camera take off from the top of the world's tallest building

Conservation movement Freedom Conservation set a new world record by successfully flying an eagle equipped with a camera from the top of the world’s tallest building, the Burj Khalifa, in Dubai.  Using one of the world’s smallest action...Show More Summary

WATCH: Camera-Rigged Eagle Flies From World’s Tallest Building

Talk about a bird’s eye view. An imperial eagle named Darshan flew from the top of the Burj Khalifa skyscraper in Dubai, with a camera on its back, to raise Read More The post WATCH: Camera-Rigged Eagle Flies From World’s Tallest Building appeared first on Ecorazzi.

Chicago's tallest building could soon be named after a billionaire's private equity firm

Next, the Willis Tower could become the Blackstone Tower. Steve Schwarzman's private equity fund is buying the Willis Tower, it announced Monday. At 110 stories, the Willis Tower bills itself as the fifth-tallest office building in the world (for a time, the Willis Tower also went at the Sears Tower). Show More Summary

SEE IT: Eagle films own flight from atop Dubai skyscraper

last weekNews : NY Daily News

The eagle has landed — after a spectacular flight from the top of the world's tallest building.

Eagle Dives From The World's Tallest Building, Captures Stunning Bird's Eye View On Camera

How’s this for a bird’s eye view? In this video, uploaded on March 14 by the BBC, watch as an eagle named Darshan takes flight from the top of the world’s tallest building, Dubai’s Burj Khalifa, with a camera strapped to its back. The...Show More Summary

Check Out This Stunning Bird's-Eye View of An Eagle Descending From World's Tallest Building: VIDEO

last weekLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Some incredible footage from Dubai yesterday is helping raise awareness of the plight of endangered birds, NBC News reports: The bird's-eye view was recorded when Darshan the eagle flew from the top of the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, swooping 2,722...

Eagle Over Dubai POV

An imperial eagle named Darshan descended over 2,700ft. from the top of the Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building, while taking cues from his trainer on the ground. The feat was set up to raise awareness on endangered birds of prey.

World Record Eagle Flight in Dubai

A bird’s breathtaking flight from world’s tallest building was captured on video on March 14 in Dubai.

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