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SketchUp Guide: 12 Essential Plugins for Advanced Architecture Modeling

Over the past few weeks, we’ve shared some insightful guides on how use SketchUp — one of architecture’s most used modeling applications — for those just starting out with the software. If you are looking for an introduction to the program, check out Michael LaValley’s “quick start” tutorials, …

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Steel bolts break on Cheesegrater skyscraper, reveals British Land

Two steel bolts the size of a human arm have broken on the 47-storey Leadenhall Building, with part of one falling to the ground<p>Two steel bolts have broken on British Land's 737ft Cheesegrater skyscraper, forcing the 47-storey landmark building to be cordoned off from pedestrians.<p>The bolts are …

Inside the Cheesegrater – London's latest skyscraper

Workers will be whisked skywards at a stomach-dropping 18mph in the Richard Rogers-designed Leadenhall building<p>London's escalating love affair with giddying views will reach a new height this autumn. Starting in November, up to 6,000 City workers will move their swivel chairs and espresso machines …

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London skyline campaigners' dismay as Unesco ignores risk to Westminster

The march of London's skyscrapers looks set to continue unchecked after the UN watchdog charged with protecting sites of international importance delayed a move to place parliament – which is being obscured by a rash of new towers – on its endangered heritage list.<p>Unesco was due to put Westminster …