When it's finished, Korea's Lotte World Tower will be one of the world's tallest buildings. Unfortunately, crews are encountering some problems as they near the top: Small sinkholes are forming in the neighborhood, and a nearby lake is mysteriously emptying into... hopefully not the base of the sixth tallest building in the world. Read more...
Get an engineeer’s-eye-view of the tallest buildings in the world, to learn what challenges they face as they reach for the sky and wonder, how tall can we build? [SciShow]
Hank Green explains how skyscrapers are possible and the challenges that engineer’s face while build them on the latest episode of SciShow. Get an engineeer’s-eye-view of the tallest buildings in the world, to learn what challenges they face as they reach for the sky and wonder, how tall can we build?
The owners of the tallest building in Los Angeles want to build an observation deck to rival the views at New York's Empire State Building and Chicago's Willis Tower. The sky-high deck on the U.S. Bank Tower will get about $50-million...Show More Summary
Finally: the owners of the 72-story US Bank Tower, the tallest building on the West Coast (for now), will open up a public viewing deck like a real Empire-State-building-style tourist trap. Maybe next they'll light the Hollywood Sign! The...
In three years, the tallest tower in the world will be turned from concept into reality. In China’s Wuhan City, the Phoenix Towers are hoped to be the solution for China’s intense pollution problem. Designed by UK architecture firm Chetwoods,...Show More Summary
Video: Gerald Donovan and his team made this incredible time lapse of this weekend’s supermoon: The crown prince of Dubai climbs to the tip of the Burj Khalifa — the tallest building in the world — with an impressive moon in the background. More »
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The last time we wrote about the Nordstrom Tower, it was due to become one of the tallest buildings of the development boom in NYC's most insufferable neighborhood, Midtown East. But new leaked drawings show that its developers are actually planning the tallest residential building in the world. Read more...
Note: Slightly larger version HERE in case you want to experience the wrath of God in higher def. This is a shot of lightning striking Chicago's three tallest buildings (the Willis Tower, Trump Tower and John Hancock Building) simultaneously on the evening of June 30th, 2014. Show More Summary
Already home to the world's tallest building, the Burj Khalifa, Dubai may soon boast bragging rights for the world's largest mall, too. Described as a climate-controlled city by developers Dubai Holding, the Mall of the World project...Show More Summary
In August 2010 the world stopped breathing when a group of men employed as Chilean miners was trapped inside the San Jose Mine, nearly as deep as the tallest building on earth. I, too, longed for my daily infusion of news about their battle to survive. Show More Summary
BuzzBuzz Home has come up with a simple but intriguing list of the 10 tallest buildings ever demolished. Naturally, revision-crazy New York City both takes the top spot—with the 612-foot Singer Building, which was razed in 1968 to make way...
Photographer Craig Shimala was filming a time-lapse of a derecho over Chicago on the night of June 30th when a triple lightning strike touched down on three of the city's tallest buildings: Willis Tower, Trump Tower, and the John Hancock Building. Read more...
Vimeo Link Videographer Craig Shimala was working on another video project on June 30th, 2014 when he saw and captured a triple lightning strike on three of Chicago’s tallest buildings: Willis Tower, Trump Tower and the John Hancock Building. Show More Summary
Because some great love stories start with great screaming matches, check out today's mid-day links: 'Sherlock' returning, Men's Rights Conference, NYers yell at Megan Fox, elderly parkour, tallest building in Brooklyn, and bears who think they're people. Show More Summary
When it comes to architectural superlatives China is already home to the world’s largest building, biggest dam and longest sea bridge, to name a few. But soon, the Middle Kingdom plans to also be home to the world’s tallest, greenest...Show More Summary
Just 16 days after launching sales, more than 40% of the 104 condominiums at 388 Bridge St., Brooklyn's tallest tower, have been sold, according to the 590-foot-tall spire's sales team and its... To view the full story, click the title link.
CAMBRIDGE, Mass-- What's the difference between the Eiffel Tower and the Washington Monument? Both structures soar to impressive heights, and each was the world's tallest building when completed. But the Washington Monument is a massive...Show More Summary
China may soon lay claim to the tallest buildings in the world, a pair that could save the planet—or at least make a dent in the city of Wuhan's pollution. The Creators Project reports that a London-based architect has revealed plans for the two mammoth buildings, the tallest of...