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World’s Longest Tower may pop up in NYC – The Big Bend

World’s Longest Tower may pop up in NYC – The Big Bend I’ve heard of the World’s Tallest building, and NYC is certainly home to some incredible skyscrapers, but now the World’s Longest Tower may pop up in the Big Apple. OIIO has putShow More Summary

Burj Khalifa in Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Dubai doesn't try to imitate major metropolises like Paris, Los Angeles, or Tokyo, but instead has pioneered its own brand of super luxury. No structure better represents that ethos than Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world, located in the heart of downtown Dubai. Constructing a 2,716-foot-tall building was no simple feat. Show More Summary

Here’s how the Salesforce Tower looks right now from all over the city

Tallest building in San Francisco takes center stage Arguably the tallest building west of the Mississippi River, the Salesforce Tower in Yerba Buena is coming up beautifully. It’s quite the sight to see throughout the city, from Nob Hill and Noe Valley to SoMa and Potrero Hill. Really, you can’t miss it. Show More Summary

Take a rarely seen look inside New York's famed Woolworth Building, which is now home to multimillion-dollar condos

Once the tallest building in New York City, the Woolworth Building is a historic landmark. Completed in 1913, the building was equipped to maintain its own electricity, heat, subway entrance, and barber shop. With past tenants such as...Show More Summary

Jaswinder Bolina: Poet Interview

Please join me in welcoming Jaswinder Bolina to the Poetic Asides blog! Jaswinder Bolina is an American poet and essayist. He is the author of the chapbook The Tallest Building in America (Floating Wolf Quarterly) and the full-length...Show More Summary

Own the penthouse suite in the tallest building on the west coast: just $42M

The tallest building in the west coast will soon rise 700 feet above San Francisco; and for $42,000,000, you could live in its penthouse. Designed by Orlando Diaz-Azcuy, this 7,000 square foot abode perched atop the still-under-construction tower at 181 Fremont offers quintessential bling, “from the gold-plated door handles to the walls that hover a couple centimeters off the

17 stunning photos that show how Dubai has become the 'Manhattan of the Middle East'

Just 16 years ago, Dubai was a sparse desert outpost. Today, it's home to the 2,716-foot Burj Khalifa — the tallest building in the world — as well as the 1,358-foot Princess Tower and more than 150 other towering skyscrapers. Multimillion-dollar...Show More Summary

London's 'Cheesegrater' building was just sold to a Chinese investor for over £1 billion

LONDON — The "cheesegrater," London's tallest building, has been sold to a Chinese property tycoon for £1.15 billion ($1.41 billion). Property developer British Land and Oxford Properties, a Canadian pension fund, sold the 225-metreShow More Summary

Checking in on the Salesforce Tower construction

San Francisco’s tallest building is coming along beautifully Downtown workers and residents who pa by the behemoth Salesforce Tower at Mission and First streets have seen this monument to vertical beauty rise before their eyes over the last few years. Show More Summary

Size Matters: Visualizing The Tallest Building In Each State

The United States has some of the world’s tallest skyscrapers, but their distribution is extremely uneven. Today’s infographic comes from Highrises.com, and it covers the tallest building in each state. As Visual Capitalist's Jeff Desjardins...Show More Summary

The 31 tallest buildings in the USA

Almost half of them are all in one city. Any guesses?        

Mapping the rise 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

10 tallest buildings under construction or in development around the world

In the race to build vertically, China has a commanding lead Frank Lloyd Wright once proposed The Illinois, a mile-high skyscraper set on the shore of Lake Michigan in Chicago, a towering giant of a building powered by atomic elevators. Show More Summary

The NBA All-Star Game showed that the league isn’t just a diversion anymore

NEW ORLEANS — It was impossible to miss the billboards. They were everywhere, staring down from the tallest buildings and keeping a close watch over NBA All-Star Weekend. The message they delivered by way of Nike was simple — that of...Show More Summary

This urban explorer illegally climbs skyscrapers and bridges to take photos

How far would you go to take the perfect shot? Would you climb the tallest buildings around the world to take photos? The 19-year-old German photographer Andrej Ciesielski does exactly this. Other than being unsafe, this is also illegal, so he puts a lot to risk to take the breathtaking cityscapes. Show More Summary

New renderings of 550 Howard, poised to be one of SF’s tallest buildings

Planners say they would prefer something more “iconically-shaped” Cesar Pelli, the Argentine-American architect behind some of the world’s tallest buildings, is already putting an indelible stamp on San Francisco’s skyline with Salesforce...Show More Summary

Nestle Is Moving Its U.S. Headquarters To Rosslyn

The company is slated to move into the region's tallest building, bringing 750 jobs. [ more › ]

Nice views: Tallest building in each state in the USA

Which state holds America's tallest? And which state's measures only 124 feet tall?        

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