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Opening Today: The One World Observatory at One World Trade Center in New York

10 hours agoTravel / Air Travel : The Gate

Friday, May 29, 2015 is another milestone in the history of the tallest building in the western hemisphere and the fourth tallest building in the world known as One World Trade Center in New York, as the observation deck known as the...Show More Summary

Law firm Lewis Brisbois locks in Bunker Hill office

Fire refugee Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith will stay on Bunker Hill after completing a 15-year lease agreement with the owners of U.S. Bank Tower, the tallest building in the West.

The New York Wheel: Tallest in the World to Debut on Staten Island in 2017?

3 days agoTravel / Air Travel : The Gate

New York may not have held the title to the tallest building in the world in years — nor might it regain that title in the foreseeable future — but there are plans to build what is being billed as the largest landmark in the world. The...Show More Summary

Saudi Arabian ‘Desert Fortress’ Set to Become World’s Largest Hotel

The United Arab Emirates boasts the world’s tallest building, Bourj Khalifa in Dubai, as well as the world’s largest prayer rug in Abu Dhabi’s Sheikh Zayed Mosque. Saudi Arabia now seems to be following its Gulf neighbor’s example with plans to build the world’s largest hotel, just over a mile from Mecca.

Anglepoise Lamps & Eley Kishimoto Celebrate 60’s London’s Skyscraper “Centre Point”

An ambitious project from property tycoon Harry Hyams and architects Richard Seifert & Partners, London’s Centre Point skyscraper has kept watch over the West End since 1966. Once the tallest building in the city, 33 storeys of grade II… The post Anglepoise Lamps & Eley Kishimoto Celebrate 60’s London’s Skyscraper “Centre Point” appeared first on Selectism.

Here's The View From The New Tallest Building In The Western Hemisphere

The observatory atop the 1,776-foot World Trade Center finally opens next week. But the view from the tallest building in the US (for now ) is not the only stunning vista that will greet visitors. Read more...

1 World Trade Center's new observatory offering high-tech views to open

From the top of 1 World Trade Center, the nation's tallest building, it really does seem as if you can "see forever." Those two words are the motto of the center's new observatory that opens May 29,... To view the full story, click the title link.

Cool tech at the top of One World Trade Center

An exclusive look at the technology inside the tallest building in the Western hemisphere

Suicide: South African Woman Jumped To Her Death From 148th Floor Of Burj Khalifa In Dubai After Split With Wealthy Boyfriend

A South African woman jumped to her death in Dubai – 1,640 feet – from the worlds’ tallest building after splitting with her wealthy boyfriend last November, according to Mirror. Laura Vanessa Nunes, 39, of South Africa had split from...Show More Summary

INFOGRAPHIC: Can you guess the top 20 tallest skylines in the world?

Skylines across the world are growing ever taller as cities compete for the tallest building crown. Fly Dubai takes a closer look by rounding up the top 20 tallest skylines in the world with their infographic that includes the iconic silhouettes that up

Curbed NY: Will One World Trade Center Lose Its 'Tallest Building' Title?

Big news on the megatower front: New York YIMBY reports that the Nordstrom Tower, a ginormous residential tower for 57th Street, will rise to a height of 1,795 feet. Not only would that would make it the tallest building...

Two daredevils with jetpacks whirl around world's tallest building

Last time we saw Swiss ex-fighter pilot Yves Rossy — also known as Jetman — in action, it was impressive, but it turns out it was just a prelude for the real thing Rossy and his protege, parachuter Vince Reffet, have now completely mastered flying in formation and other tricks that can be performed with their jet-propelled wings. Show More Summary

There Are 1600-Foot-Tall Waves Under the Ocean

2 weeks agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

Deep underneath the ocean, there are swells that would put big wave surfers to shame. The biggest waves on Earth can’t be seen breaking against the shore, but underwater, they can reach heights almost as high as the tallest buildingShow More Summary

Two crazy people free climb one of the tallest buildings in the world with a GoPro

The Shenzhen Centre in China is nearly 22,000 feet high and the second tallest building in the world. Most people would see an obstacle like (...)

Watch Globetrotting Daredevils Climb the Tallest Building in China

Images via A year ago, urban explorers Vitaliy Raskalov and Vadim Makhorov, a.k.a. On the Roofs, scaled the Shanghai Tower, one of China's tallest buildings, skyrocketing into both the clouds and internet infamy. Since then they've tackled Hong Kong on more than one occasion, New York City, and other major metropolises worldwide. Show More Summary

The European Union’s Tallest Building Is Now Home to One of London’s Largest Suites

3 weeks agoLifestyle / Travel : RobbReport

The view from the Shard—the European Union’s tallest building—is one of the best in London; and while most visitors only see it from the observation deck, guests of London’s Shangri-La Hotel, at the Shard, can enjoy a private view from the hotel’s exclusive new suite on Level 39 of the iconic skyscraper. Show More Summary

Chicago's Problems Run Much Deeper Than a 76-foot Hole

The Chicago Spire was supposed to be the tallest building in the United States. Instead of soaring 2,000 feet into the sky, today the foundation plunges 76 feet below ground, sitting abandoned and undeveloped right across from Navy Pier and along iconic Lake Shore Drive. Show More Summary

Glorious fools BASE jump off one of the world's tallest buildings

Hey, wanna whimper and flap your arms for 2 minutes straight? Here you go! That is the Princess Tower in Dubai, the second-tallest building on Earth, and one of the top-20 tallest overall. Some of these folks are BASE jumping off itShow More Summary

This BASE Jumping Video Shot In Dubai Makes You Feel Like You're Falling As You Watch

The Princess Tower is 413 metres high and currently the world’s tallest residential building and the second tallest building in Dubai. It is huge. So obviously when the building opened up their roof to base jump off of, 558 awesomely crazy daredevils joined up and pulled off all sort of crazy jumps. It’s like fear doesn’t exist. More »      

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