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A Few Weekend Links [CBD]

But first some wild footage of an Eagle descending from the tallest building in the world:...

1 WTC security director dismissed after 1 year on job

yesterdayNews : NY Daily News

The man in charge of protecting the nation’s tallest building has been sent packing.

The 17 Most Insane Stunts in Movie History, Ranked

As a leading man who likes to perform his own stunts, Tom Cruise tends to set the bar high. Literally. Having scaled the world's tallest building in "Mission: Impossible -- Ghost Protocol" four years ago, the 53-year-old figured theShow More Summary

Foundations of a Potentially Record-Breaking Building Being Used as Fish Farms

last weekHumor / odd : mental_floss

The Sky City tower in Changsha, China was set to be the tallest building in the world. Two years after construction began, it's being repurposed as a fish farm.

Foundation for World’s Tallest Building Converted to Fish Farm

Ambitious plans construct Sky City in China, the highest skyscraper in the world, in just 90 days stalled at the outset over 2 years ago, leading to an unusual...

Chinese Company Tries to Build World's Tallest Building, Ends Up With Lake Full of Fish

In 2012, Chinese company Broad Sustainable Building announced that it was planning to build the tallest tower in the world in a mere 90 days. If that sounds fishy to you, don't worry—it also sounded fishy to officials, who...

27 terrifying photos of two Instagram stars who risk their lives climbing landmark buildings around the world

Two 20-somethings from Russia and Ukraine, who go by the pseudonyms Vitaliy Raskalov and Vadim Makhorov, have built a huge Instagram following — exceeding 100,000 now — by scaling some of the world's tallest buildings and snapping breathtaking photos from the top of them. Show More Summary

The Foundation Of The World's Next Tallest Building Is Just A Lake Now

Can the world’s tallest building be built in 90 days? It’s been two years since we asked that question, and as a report from a local Chinese paper illustrates today, the answer is an unequivocal no — at least not when the government thinks the plan is dangerous. More »      

London: Shangri-La London Fixes Its Design Fault with Another Design Fault

3 weeks agoTravel / Hotels : HotelChatter

The Premier City View should have looked like this The best thing about Shangri-La at the Shard London was, indisputably, the view. As part of the tallest building in the UK ? nay, Europe ? those glass walls overlooked everything you could possibly want to see in London. Show More Summary

Paris Is Building Its Tallest Skyscraper in 40 Years

last monthArts : Slate: The Eye

The project to build Paris’ first 21 st -century skyscraper and the tallest building to be erected in the city in 40 years hit a major roadblock when the Paris City Council voted it down last November. But this week, the council voted...Show More Summary

Shanghai: The Second Tallest Building in the World Will Have a Hotel

last monthTravel / Hotels : HotelChatter

If, like us, you?re a sucker for tall buildings, you?ll be all excited about the opening of the Shanghai Tower, which will top out at 2073 feet ? the second tallest structure in the world ? when it opens in a few months in Pudong with 121 floors. Show More Summary

World's first 3D-printed office building to go up layer by layer in Dubai

last monthTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

Already home to numerous architectural wonders, including the world's tallest building, Dubai is set to add the world's first 3D-printed office building to its streets. It will be printed layer by layer by a 3D printer standing 20 ft...Show More Summary

Andy Murray shows off new Wimbledon 2015 Under Armour kit

Andy Murray is eyeing a second Wimbledon crown as he was flown by helicopter for an exclusive photoshoot on one of London's tallest buildings, One Canada Square at Canary Wharf.

State of the Game: The world's tallest buildings, now and in 2020

last monthTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

Like so many of humanity's greatest accomplishments, there's very little practicality behind the world's tallest buildings. They tower over their surrounding cities as gigantic monuments to human engineering brilliance, their mind-bending heights seemingly in blatant defiance of physics. Show More Summary

Three men convicted in parachute jump from New York's 1 World Trade Center

last monthNews : The Newsroom

Three men who jumped with parachutes from the top of One World Trade Center were convicted of criminal charges on Monday in their plunge from America's tallest building. A jury in state Supreme Court in Manhattan deliberated over the...Show More Summary

The Architects of the Burj Khalifa Are Designing a Competing Skyscraper

last monthTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

The world of record-breaking real estate is full of strange logic and magical thinking. Now, the city that built the world’s tallest building has commissioned the architects behind it to design a new skyscraper that will claim the title of the tallest commercial building in the world. It’s called the Burj 2020. Read more...

Review: Top of Africa in Johannesburg

last monthTravel / Air Travel : The Gate

Perched 50 stories above the ground on the Carlton Centre building — now the Transnet building, which is still the tallest building in Africa — is Top of Africa, an observation deck which overlooks downtown Johannesburg; and I had some...Show More Summary

Review: At The Top, Burj Khalifa in Dubai — and Why You Should Avoid the Premium Experience

last monthTravel / Air Travel : The Gate

Until the Kingdom Tower in Jeddah in Saudi Arabia surpasses it prior to its expected completion in 2018 and grand opening in 2019, Burj Khalifa is currently the tallest building in the world; and as I was in the United Arab Emirates,...Show More Summary

Review: One World Observatory in New York

last monthTravel / Air Travel : The Gate

The metal still gleaming and the paint freshly dried a mere 13 days after its grand opening, I found myself at the observation deck known as the One World Observatory at One World Trade Center in New York, which is the tallest building...Show More Summary

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