Users said the outage started as trading was getting in full swing around 8 a.m. in London, which along with New York is one of the world’s largest financial centers.
This is a video taken from the 91st floor of the Shanghai World Financial Center where high winds sent two window washers on the terrifying ride of their lives in their little cleaning bucket. I would have died. I would have shit myself and died. Show More Summary
The window washers in the footage above were trapped at the mercy of high winds for 15 minutes on the 91st floor of the Shanghai World Financial Center April 2. The scaffo lding they were perched upon swayed drastically from side to side and violently hit the windows of the 1,600-foot-tall building (shown in the photo below) numerous times. Show More Summary
Dear Lord. Cleaning the windows of skyscrapers is already a scary enough job but cleaning windows of the 91st floor of the 1600-foot tall Shanghai World Financial Center while the wind violently throws around the scaffolding like some unhinged, unbuckled roller coaster swing? That is absolutely pants laundering terrifying. Read more...
It takes a certain type of person to scale the outside of a tall building on a daily basis for work, but even the bravest sould would be freaked out by something like this. A few window washers at Shanghai’s World Financial Center were...Show More Summary
Terrifying. A strong gust of wind sent an elevated worker platform flying back and forth through the air until it rammed into a window on the 91st floor of Shanghai's World Financial Center. Two workers were on the platform at the time, according to a post on Weibo, and while likely shaken to the bone, they walked away with only minor injuries. [ more › ]
A financial services company and a technology firm have signed five-year leases at New York City's One World Trade Center. The Durst Organization and the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey... To view the full story, click the title link.
Returning to China for the first time in a quarter century this month was equally awe inspiring and terrifying. The observation deck of the truly gorgeous Shanghai World Financial Center is breathtaking, a fitting testament to China's rise. Show More Summary
Shanghai, the world's largest city by population and China's global financial center and transport hub, is the symbol of a rising China. The name of the city in Chinese translates as "upon-the-sea." The city grew in importance during the nineteenth-century due to European recognition of its favorable port location and economic potential. Show More Summary
Trinity Church sits in the shadow of lower Manhattan’s One World Trade Center, its brownstone Gothic Revival spire dwarfed by the Financial District’s surrounding skyscrapers. On 9/11, Trinity provided refuge from the plume of debris when the towers fell just three blocks north. The church survived without much damage. Today, it’s a landmark and site […]
Raising the temperature in the Amber Suite What to do when you?re a five star hotel in an egregiously expensive city which is one of the centers of the banking world which caused the global financial crisis, and your prices are suchShow More Summary
When lower Manhattan's new World Trade Center was conceived a decade ago, nobody had in mind a Silicon Valley in the sky. Financial companies, which dominated the original twin towers, are scarce... To view the full story, click the title link.
One World Trade Center is perhaps the most high-profile publicly-owned office tower in the country. Its financial information, however, is more closely-held than many privately-owned buildings.
Hong Kong is the world?s most vertical city, resulting in an iconic skyline that forms the backdrop for a nightly laser show showcasing some of its most dramatic skyscrapers. But it?s more than a top financial center and trade hub; it?s practically a must on any trip to Asia, especially for foodies and nightlife aficionados. Show More Summary
James Barron, New York Times: More than 13 years after a terrorist attack destroyed the twin towers -- symbols of New York City's might, financially and structurally -- the first employees of the first tenant in the building erected to take their place arrived for their first workday there on Monday. Show More Summary
Young adults flock to investments that promote social good. This was a hot topic at a big ideas festival over the weekend and is front and center with financial firms.
Those interested in why federal regulators seem unable to rein in big banks might want to check out a new ProPublica report and a companion piece airing on public radio's This American Life this weekend. The reports center on secret recordings made by Carmen Segarra, a Federal Reserve specialist hired...
Developer Larry Silverstein announced Thursday that financial research firm Morningstar Inc. has signed a lease for 30,000 square feet at 4 World Trade Center, the austere, glassy 2.3 million square foot office tower on the southeast corner of the site.
Yujiapu, in China's Tianjin Binhai New Area, was modeled on Manhattan and expected to become the financial center of the world. But it languishes as many wasteful Chinese ghost cities have. At one point it was reported that the Juilliard School had signed an agreement to set up an institute in Yujiapu. Show More Summary
Salt Lake is a city on the move: a vibrant financial center that is demonstrating to the world the continued strength of America's economy. It is a place where shrewd leadership, hard work, innovation and determination are creating jobs and opportunity. Show More Summary