International architecture firm Buro Ole Scheeren just unveiled designs for Empire City, a greenery-infused skyscraper set to rise in Ho Chi Minh City. Expected to become Vietnam’s tallest building at 1,093 feet, the development softens...Show More Summary
Topping out at 460 feet, this new "zig zagging" tower proposed for Oakland's Chinatown district would become the city's tallest building, edging out the Ordway building, which stands at 404 feet. [ more › ]
The Strasbourg Cathedral is a masterpiece of Gothic architecture and was the tallest building in the world from about 1647 to 1874. As such, it attracted its share of visitors over the centuries. These people have done more than look...Show More Summary
A New York design firm called Clouds Architecture Office has proposed a tower that would hang from an asteroid 31,068 miles above Earth. The Analemma Tower would be the tallest building ever made. The plans say it would be powered by...Show More Summary
Nearly as tall as the John Hancock Center, it would become Chicago's sixth tallest building. [ more › ]
Canberra developer Geocon has brought in technical specialists to investigate the source of noises at the 27-storey Wayfarer apartments in Belconnen which have been concerning some residents in the upper levels of the huge building. Two residents have submitted formal complaints about the loud noises which have occurred on a regular basis and apparently are […]
Canada’s tallest building has just begun construction in Toronto. Designed by Foster + Partners and CORE Architects, The One is a 1,004-meter-tall mixed-use building that stacks luxury condominiums atop high-end retail. This outstanding new addition to the Toronto skyline will be located at One Bloor West between downtown and the upscale Yorkville neighborhood. [...]
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — With a whirling buzz from 18 rotors, the pilotless helicopter gently lifted off the ground and soared up into the afternoon sky, the spire of the world's tallest building visible behind it. The recent...Show More Summary
200 Amsterdam Avenue, a potential 668-foot tall residential apartment building that would be the tallest building on the Upper West Side if it's completed, got a go-ahead from the Department of Buildings after a challenge to the building's zoning failed. [ more › ]
Dubai is not known for doing things by half, from the world's tallest building to the world's largest mall, this is a town that likes things big. Now the UAE government has announced it is building the world's largest space simulation...Show More Summary
The Irvine Co. unveiled its latest high-rise office tower at the Irvine Spectrum Wednesday, which together with its twin make up two of Orange County's tallest buildings. The new 20-story 400 Spectrum Center tower and its nearby twin, 200 Spectrum Center, both measure 323 feet tall.
I had never heard this until today. Amazing that this clip was not available during the campaign. Literally moments after the towers came down, Trump was asked if anything had happened with his own building at 40 Wall Street. His answer was to brag about now having the tallest building in downtown Manhattan. It’s so […]
Happy Monday, everyone! Of course, it’s September 11th, so you’re not allowed to be that happy, even though it is the 16th anniversary of Donald Trump’s 40 Wall Street becoming the tallest building in Manhattan. You may recall that Trump...Show More Summary
With an ambitious goal of becoming the world's tallest building and so few hard facts available, you could be forgiven for feeling a little skeptical about the chances of Santiago Calatrava's Dubai Creek Tower being built. There's aShow More Summary
New images of Santiago Calatrava's Dubai Creek Tower have emerged, showing construction progress on what is expected to become the world's tallest building. Developer Emaar Properties released site photos and video of the 2.3 square-mile complex, which is designed to eclipse the height of the Burj Khalifa by at least 300 feet.[...]
More than 60 stories above the ground, construction workers climb makeshift stairs and cross narrow steel planks to put the finishing touches on Salesforce Tower, now San Francisco's tallest building.
This is the first time someone has committed suicide by jumping from the 484-meter-tall skyscraper. [ more › ]
The blaze started around 1 a.m. and quickly spread across dozens of floors, but the authorities said everyone made it out safely.