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Downtown Los Angeles hasn't seen this much construction since the 1920s

On the corner of Wilshire Boulevard and Figueroa Street in downtown Los Angeles, workers are putting the finishing touches on the Wilshire Grand, the West Coast’s tallest building. Owned by Korean Air, it rises 1,100 feet and will have a hotel, offices and observation deck when finished. Two blocks...

Mapping the rise in 2016 of LA's tallest towers

For Los Angeles, let's call 2016 the year of the skyscraper. The 73-story Wilshire Grand Center was crowned with a decorative spire that reaches a height of 1,100 feet, making it the tallest building in Los Angeles. It edged out theShow More Summary

The New Stock Market Where You Could Invest In The Empire State Building

Have you ever wanted to invest directly in New York’s Empire State Building and One World Trade Center or The Shard, the tallest building in London? A new stock market due to launch in 2017 could make this a reality.

San Francisco's tallest buildings ranked

Salesforce Tower may still be under construction but it's already dominating the San Francisco skyline. Upon completion the structure will tower at 1,070 feet, outdoing the Transamerica Pyramid by 217 feet as the highest building in the city.

148 floors in the sky: The view from the Burj Khalifa - CNET

Far above the desert, in the heart of the city of Dubai, stands the tallest building in the world. A stunning tower of steel, concrete and glass. Here's what it's like to visit, along with a ton of photos of the view.

The view from above: Sky high at the Burj Khalifa - CNET

The outdoor viewing deck is on the 148th floor, 550m/1,804ft in the air. Welcome to the Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world.

Chinese Firm Breaks Ground On What Will Be SF's Second Tallest Building, Oceanwide Center

Thursday marked the ceremonial groundbreaking for Oceanwide Center, a complex of two towers and some smaller buildings, the tallest being 910 feet tall, at First and Mission Streets. [ more › ]

Window Cleaners Stuck On Swinging Platform On China's 2nd Tallest Building

last monthHumor : eBaum's World

Windy conditions have the two men hanging on for dear life as they repeatedly slam into the side of this sky scraper.

NewActon-style development bringing city’s tallest tower to Belconnen

2 months agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Belconnen is to be home to a $700 million New Acton-style mixed use development, Republic, featuring 1300 apartments and a hotel as well as Canberra’s first glass towers and tallest building. Atop the 27-storey, 113.7m-tall highest building will be Canberra’s first public “sky deck”. The first stage of development starts next year, with off-plan sales […]

One Square Mile: What it’s like to wash the windows of Atlanta’s tallest buildings

“We’ve been on every building in this city,” says Nationwide Window Cleaning owner Jeff Boyar, who describes the truly monumental jobs—imagine the Westin Peachtree Plaza—as occupational adventures, sort of mountain climbs in reverse...

San Francisco’s 4th Tallest Building Is Sinking, And Nobody Really Knows Why

The ‘Leaning Tower of San Francisco’ has angry people pointing fingers in all directions.

The Burj Khalifa’s facade gets mesmerizing LED light show

‘Ascension’ takes you on a journey from the center of the earth and beyond As if it were even possible for the world’s tallest building to impress even further, an LED light show by London-based Yusuke Murakami and Tangent Design and...Show More Summary

7 Surprising Buildings That Were Once the World’s Tallest

2 months agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

The back catalog of former World’s Tallest Building title-holders actually includes some quite surprising entries.

The glass on the Wilshire Grand is creating too much glare, says one neighbor who wants the project halted

Construction of the tallest building west of the Mississippi is scheduled to be completed in downtown Los Angeles in four months, but a neighbor of the new Wilshire Grand Hotel is calling for a halt to the project because of glare from the tower’s glass exterior. EYP Realty, a real estate management...

Foster + Partners unveil plans for a pair of hurricane-resistant high rises in Miami

Foster + Partners just unveiled plans for the tallest buildings south of Manhattan - an elegant pair of hurricane-resistant high rises designed to integrate within Miami's dynamic urban fabric. Instead of creating a closed volume atShow More Summary

10 New Holes-in-the-Wall in Salcedo Village, Makati

Time to gather everyone for another resto hunt! Makati is home to the biggest malls and the tallest buildings in the metro. It’s also the perfect city to explore small establishments like these hole in the wall finds located along the famous Salcedo Village neighborhood. Consider this your cheat sheet for your next food adventure in […]

Review: Suasana Iskandar Apartments, Johor Bahru

2 months agoLifestyle / Luxury : Luxuo

Suasana Iskandar is set to become one of the tallest buildings in the Johor Bahru City Center. As the newest integrated development and the only serviced residence in the city center, the project will feature a 25-story serviced residence with 339 units, an 18-story Amari Hotel with 242 rooms and a two-story Zenith Entertainment Hub. … Continued

LEGOLAND Dubai Unveils Giant LEGO Replica of the Burj Khalifa, The World’s Tallest Building

3 months agoHumor / odd : Laughing Squid

The LEGOLAND Dubai family theme park opened its doors to the public on October 31st and they wowed everyone after unveiling their incredible LEGO built replica of the Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building. The 56-foot-tall MINILAND structure is now the world’s tallest LEGO structure. image via LEGOLAND Dubai via New Atlas, Architizer Related Laughing […]

From Ralph Lauren to Coco Chanel, Hotels and Suites by Fashion Designers

Whether you're relaxing in a Parisian suite or settling in at world's tallest building, it's now easier than ever to relax—and sleep—in style. Here, top fashion designers who have taken their bold aesthetics from the runway to the hotel room. This article was originally published in 2014. It has been updated with new information.

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