An update on the record-shattering 3,780-foot-tall skyscraper planned in Iraq, via Inhabitat: the "vertical city," as it is being called, will be entirely solar-powered. AMBS Architects apparently designed the building to produce all it's own energy. · The world's...
Builders in Iraq have their sight on the sky. AMBS architects have designed a 1,152 meter tall skyscraper-structure called The Bride. The name of the skyscraper is inspired by the location in which it is set to be built, the Bridge of the Gulf in Iraq's Basra Province. Show More Summary
A skyscraper planned for Iraq's Basra Province will be the tallest building in the world if it is completed as proposed, rising 1,152 meters (3,780 feet) into the sky, passing the current tallest building, the 829-meter Burj Khalifa in...
Dubai has the world’s tallest buildings. While this may boost national pride in the United Arab Emirates, it also raises worry among the city’s firefighters. How do you fight a fire more than 1,000 feet up? Jetpacks, of course. The sparkling UAE city will be the first in the world to have emergency responders trained […] (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)
Damn you, firefighters. Not only do you have one of the most-loved professions in the world, now you also get jetpacks? Dubai, the city known for its skyline — after all, it hosts Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest building — signed a...Show More Summary
When it's complete, Salesforce Tower will be the tallest building in San Francisco. For now, it's a big hole in the ground. The post It Took 18 Hours to Pour San Francisco’s Biggest-Ever Concrete Foundation appeared first on WIRED.
It was "one of the largest pours in San Francisco history." [ more › ]
"Making it" in New York City increasingly means being rich enough to live inside the handle of a Mach 3. YIMBY has obtained the new rendering for DoBro's luxury residential skyscraper, and at 1,000 feet, it will be the tallest building in the borough. Finally, Brooklyn's Settled™. [ more › ]
Tall buildings seems to be becoming a tradition, 500ft to 800ft buildings are now common these days. Architects always push their limits to construct astounding skyscrapers, and gazing upon these wonders of the world is a special feeling itself. Show More Summary
The tallest building in the world? The Burj Khalifa. Duh. But if plans had worked out differently for other buildings, the Burj Khalifa wouldn’t even crack the top 10 tallest buildings in the world. Here’s a cool chart showing all the tallest planned buildings in the world. Show More Summary
Come 2019, luxury travelers will be able to book a room at the new Ritz-Carlton which will move into Mexico City in a little over three years. The 153-room hotel will sit alongside the city’s wealth of five-star properties in the area, but will b... via JustLuxe.com
Burj Al Arab in Dubai, currently the world's tallest building by 70 feet. (Photo: Donaldytong/WikiCommon CC BY-SA 3.0) Between now and 2018, if all goes according to plan, New York City will be home to 33 new skyscrapers. Builders will...Show More Summary
image credit The Burj Khalifa in Dubai is the tallest structure ever constructed. Guess who built it? And guess who built Taipei 101, tallest building ever before it was dwarfed by the gargantuan Burj Khalifa? And the Petronas Twin Towers...Show More Summary
.@realDonaldTrump it's the fourth tallest building you lying shit pile.— Seth Rogen (@Sethrogen) October 8, 2015 For the record, Seth Rogen is correct—the Trump Hotel Las Vegas is the city's fourth tallest building (fifth tallest, if you count the...
From left to right: Azerbaijan Tower, image via Avesta; Kingdom Tower, Image via Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architects; and Suzhou Zhongnan Center, image via Gensler Frank Lloyd Wright once proposed The Illinois, a mile-high skyscraper set on the...
A surprise installation by the artist JR appeared this week in Boston, mystifying observers.
Are Columbia Center's days as top dog numbered? Charles Mudede The plan to build a 101-story building tells us that the future really believes in Seattle. If the Crescent Heights tower is built, it will not only be the tallest building...Show More Summary
The world’s tallest building stands in Dubai. The largest city is in Japan. Brazil’s Amazon is the largest rain forest. And the largest airport sits in the middle of a Saudi Arabian desert.But the world’s largest man-made oyster reef is in Maryland. Show More Summary
The High Court of Australia, which opened in 1980, is the tallest building on the southern central foreshore of Lake Burley Griffin. Its architectural style, being brutalist concrete and glass, is not exactly friendly. Looking at the building from the north it is out of proportion with its surroundings. I have long regarded the building as [...]
Not just any old tourist can waltz into the Woolworth Building. Once the tallest building in all of New York City, the Woolworth has been recognized as a historical landmark since 1983. Completed in 1913, the building was equipped to maintain its own electricity, heat, subway entrance, and barber shop. Show More Summary