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Kobe Bryant Talks Tall in Shanghai

Kobe Bryant recently retired from basketball but he took the game to new heights in Shanghai, headlining the first-ever event held atop China’s tallest building.

Whee!: A Trip Down LA's 1,000-Foot High Glass Skyslide

yesterdayHumor / odd : Geekologie

Remember the Los Angeles skyscraper (the U.S. Bank Tower -- the tallest building west of the Mississippi River) that that was getting a glass slide from the 70th to the 69th floor, 1,000-feet above street level? Well that happened and now the SkySlide is open to the public. Show More Summary

Travel to the United Arab Emirates – Episode 513 Transcript

transcript of Travel to the United Arab Emirates – Episode 513 Chris: Amateur Traveler episode 513. Today the Amateur Traveler talks about mosques and pirates, the world’s tallest building, and indoor skiing, […] The post Travel to the...Show More Summary

The CN Tower Turns 40, Pot Shops Get An Unlikely Ally, and More Bike Share for Toronto

2 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. Sunday marked the 40th birthday of the CN Tower. For four decades, the structure has stood proud as one of the tallest buildings in history,...Show More Summary

Is DTLA's Skyslide Worth the Dough?

The distinctive U.S. Bank Tower is the tallest building in town (at least until next year), and now new owner OUE has opened Skyspace, an attraction that includes Skyslide, a 45-foot-long, glass-and-steel tube that winds around the outside of the building and shooshes you from the 70th floor to the...

Renderings Reveal Upper West Side's Tallest Tower

Quick! Name the tallest building on the Upper West Side. Don't worry if you can't, and trash that obscure bit of knowledge if you can because it will soon be obsolete. New renderings shared by New York YIMBY show that 200 Amsterdam Avenue will rise an imposing 666 feet over the neighborhood, crowning it the tallest building on the Upper West Side. Show More Summary

Is the Green City of the Future Being Built in Kazakhstan?

A new experiment in energy efficiency from the architects behind the world's tallest buildings From the architects who brought us the Burj Khalifa and Kingdom Tower now comes the energy-conscious construction of the ‘Crazy Kazakh City’—aka Kazakhstan’s Astana Expo City 2017. Show More Summary

DellVoice: How One Of America's Tallest Buildings Keeps Cool And Saves Energy

To monitor the air conditioning that cools all 100 floors in one of the tallest U.S. buildings, Bill Casey hits the power button on his desktop computer.

Phantoms of the French Quarter—Royal Street

Hotel Monteleone (214 Royal Street) This imposing hotel is the tallest building in the French Quarter and, at 600 rooms, among the largest. This building is a physical, literary, and paranormal landmark within the Quarter. When a lowly...Show More Summary

China’s Edifice Complex: A Setback Delays World’s Tallest Tower

Plans to build what would be the world's tallest building in central China—on ice since 2013—have been dealt a further setback.

Hong Kong pulls plug on subversive light show counting down to the end of 'one country, two systems'

last monthChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

A countdown to July 1, 2047 lit up Hong Kong's tallest building last week, while Beijing's point man on Hong Kong stayed across the harbor. [ more › ]

Deadspin Brandon Phillips Freaked Juan Uribe Out With A Fake Tag | Jezebel Kim Kardashian: ‘Kylie Da

last monthVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

Deadspin Brandon Phillips Freaked Juan Uribe Out With A Fake Tag | Jezebel Kim Kardashian: ‘Kylie Dating Tyga Broke Chyna’s Heart’ | Gizmodo How NYC’s Super Skinny Skyscrapers Stack Up Next to the World’s Tallest Buildings | Gawker Donald Trump Mocks Chris Christie’s Weight at His Own Sad Rally | Read more...

How NYC's Super Skinny Skyscrapers Stack Up Next to the World's Tallest Buildings 

last monthTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Over the last two decades, a new type of building has invaded New York City: The super skinny supertall known as a “super-slender.” This new generation of skyscrapers range from 50 to 100 stories, are almost uniformly filled with luxury housing—and some are wedged into the city with astoundingly tiny 45-feet-wide footprints. Read more...

China Needs Fewer Skyscrapers, Says Manager of Country’s Tallest Building

The man behind China’s tallest tower has a message for developers scrambling to erect skyscrapers across the country: Less is more.

Jordan Police Prevented Mass Suicide in Amman Center

Jordan police stopped five young men from jumping down from the tallest building of Amman, local media reported.

UAE Plans Man-Made Mountain to Increase Rainfall

Home to the tallest building in the world, high-rise tennis courts and ATMs dispensing bars of gold, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) is planning to build a man-made mountain in an effort to boost rainfall in the region. According to the...Show More Summary

The UAE may build a mountain to make it rain

2 months agoNews : BlogPost

The United Arab Emirates is certainly no stranger to ambitious mega-projects. Just take a look at the towering Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world, or the Palm Jumeirah, the artificial archipelago in the shape of a palm tree that juts out into the sea near Dubai. Even by the UAE’s standards, however, building a mountain would […]

Downfall of The World's Tallest Building

2 months agoNews : The Daily Beast

It was once the tallest building of the worldbut in the late 1960s it was rendered suddenly obsolete, and so New York lost the Singer Building.

City Hall Was L.A.'s Tallest Building For 4 Decades—By Law

Until it was overturned in 1958, a municipal ordinance ensured that no other building could come close to City Hall's height. [ more › ]

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