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Paris Is Building Its Tallest Skyscraper in 40 Years

10 hours agoArts : Slate: The Eye

The project to build Paris’ first 21 st -century skyscraper and the tallest building to be erected in the city in 40 years hit a major roadblock when the Paris City Council voted it down last November. But this week, the council voted...Show More Summary

Shanghai: The Second Tallest Building in the World Will Have a Hotel

If, like us, you?re a sucker for tall buildings, you?ll be all excited about the opening of the Shanghai Tower, which will top out at 2073 feet ? the second tallest structure in the world ? when it opens in a few months in Pudong with 121 floors. Show More Summary

World's first 3D-printed office building to go up layer by layer in Dubai

Already home to numerous architectural wonders, including the world's tallest building, Dubai is set to add the world's first 3D-printed office building to its streets. It will be printed layer by layer by a 3D printer standing 20 ft...Show More Summary

Andy Murray shows off new Wimbledon 2015 Under Armour kit

Andy Murray is eyeing a second Wimbledon crown as he was flown by helicopter for an exclusive photoshoot on one of London's tallest buildings, One Canada Square at Canary Wharf.

State of the Game: The world's tallest buildings, now and in 2020

Like so many of humanity's greatest accomplishments, there's very little practicality behind the world's tallest buildings. They tower over their surrounding cities as gigantic monuments to human engineering brilliance, their mind-bending heights seemingly in blatant defiance of physics. Show More Summary

Three men convicted in parachute jump from New York's 1 World Trade Center

last weekNews : The Newsroom

Three men who jumped with parachutes from the top of One World Trade Center were convicted of criminal charges on Monday in their plunge from America's tallest building. A jury in state Supreme Court in Manhattan deliberated over the...Show More Summary

The Architects of the Burj Khalifa Are Designing a Competing Skyscraper

The world of record-breaking real estate is full of strange logic and magical thinking. Now, the city that built the world’s tallest building has commissioned the architects behind it to design a new skyscraper that will claim the title of the tallest commercial building in the world. It’s called the Burj 2020. Read more...

Review: Top of Africa in Johannesburg

Perched 50 stories above the ground on the Carlton Centre building — now the Transnet building, which is still the tallest building in Africa — is Top of Africa, an observation deck which overlooks downtown Johannesburg; and I had some...Show More Summary

Review: At The Top, Burj Khalifa in Dubai — and Why You Should Avoid the Premium Experience

Until the Kingdom Tower in Jeddah in Saudi Arabia surpasses it prior to its expected completion in 2018 and grand opening in 2019, Burj Khalifa is currently the tallest building in the world; and as I was in the United Arab Emirates,...Show More Summary

Review: One World Observatory in New York

The metal still gleaming and the paint freshly dried a mere 13 days after its grand opening, I found myself at the observation deck known as the One World Observatory at One World Trade Center in New York, which is the tallest building...Show More Summary

Hotel Review: Ritz-Carlton Tokyo

The Ritz-Carlton Tokyo holds the honor of being located on the top nine floors of the Midtown Tower in Roppongi, which is Tokyo's 2nd tallest building and Japan's 6th tallest. This means the hotel guest rooms have stunning views of the sights and lights below. The post Hotel Review: Ritz-Carlton Tokyo appeared first on Magic of Miles.

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At the moment, New York City does not have rent regulation laws, but it will soon have the country’s actual tallest building: New York YIMBY has discovered that the roof of Nordstorm Tower will reach one thousand, five hundred and twenty-two feet, making it seventy-one feet taller than Chicago’s Willis Tower, the current record-holder for […]

The White Woman Allegedly Involved in Fight That Started Pool Party Meltdown Is Put On Administrative Leave

3 weeks agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Bank of America, whose headquarters is the tallest building in this picture, asked one of its vendors to "investigate and take action" in the matter of one of its employees possibly being involved in the McKinney pool party fight. Jill...Show More Summary

24 Breathtaking Vintage Photos of the Construction of the Empire State Building

Built during the Great Depression, the project took a little more than a year. The dangerous nature of constructing what was then the world’s tallest building can be seen in these photos from the New York Public Library’s collection. See more »

Why this 2,073-foot Chinese building could be an omen of economic doom

Nothing marks the height of human achievement and economic prowess quite like a skyscraper. The newly completed 2,083-foot tall Shanghai Tower is officially the second tallest building in the world, and the tallest in China. And there...Show More Summary

Tom Cruise Held His Breath for 6-Plus Minutes in ‘Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation’

With each Mission: Impossible movie, Tom Cruise tries to raise the bar. Whether it’s hanging off one of the tallest buildings in the world or being strapped to the side of an airplane in flight, he knows that seeing an actor doing a stunt raises the stakes in a film. Show More Summary

Morning News: Investors from Hong Kong Plan to Buy Seattle's Tallest Building, Enviromentalists Sue Feds Over Shell Oil's Arctic Drilling Plans

4 weeks agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Have you been to the Starbucks on the forteith floor? It's aite. Joseph Stohm/Shutterstock Hong Kong Investors to Buy Seattle's Tallest Building: "An investment group led by Hong Kong-based Gaw Capital Partners has a deal to acquireShow More Summary

The tallest building in China — a 2,000-foot skyscraper in Shanghai — is finally ready

The 127-story Shanghai Tower is now the tallest building in China and the second tallest in the world. From breaking ground to completion, the building took almost seven years to complete. It stands 2,073 feet high, behind only the Burj Khalifa in Dubai (2,717 feet).  Produced by Jason Gaines. Video courtesy of Associated Press. Show More Summary

This Is What Sunrise Looks Like From the Tallest Building in America

last monthTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Thousands of visitors took photos from One World Trade Center’s 104th floor Observatory in New York City this weekend when it opened to the public—but nothing can compare to these pictures of the observatory at dawn on the day it opened. Read more...

Remembering Our LGBT Heroes as One World Trade Center Opens

The tallest building in the western hemisphere is now open on the site where 2,753 people died, two dozen of them members of the LGBT community. read more

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