Милош Смиљкић

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Tenants could ski out their front door at new flats in Kazakhstan

A new housing complex planned in Astana, Kazakhstan's capital, is set to include a 1,000ft ski slope, running from the roof to the ground.<p>The proposed project was devised by a group of architects, led by Shokhan Mataibekov, who were inspired by Kazakhstan's exceedingly long, cold winter.<p>The city of …

The World's Largest Radio Telescope Dish Is Taking Shape Like a Giant Puzzle

Within a year, the world’s current largest single-dish radio telescope, the Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico, will lose its title. It will instead …

Developer secures new funding to complete world’s tallest building Kingdom Tower

The developer behind the Kingdom Tower, set to become the world’s tallest building, has secured new funding to complete its construction.<p>Kingdom …

Skyscrapers

Bollywood, Legoland and Motiongate theme parks in Dubai now half-complete

Three massive Florida-style theme parks being built on the Sheikh Zayed Road between Dubai and Abu Dhabi are now half-complete.<p>At a sneak preview …

United Arab Emirates

How I captured the soul of Paris' estates - CNN Style

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Brooklyn Is Getting More Apartments Than Anywhere In the U.S.

Around almost every corner in Brooklyn, a new development is rising to bring more apartments to the city's most populous borough. So it should come as no surprise that Brooklyn is <b>leading not only New York City</b>, but the rest of the country in the construction of new apartments.<p>According to Forbes, …

LA photographer shoots the City of Angels from dizzying heights and sometimes scales skyscrapers just to get the perfect shot

• <b>Urban explorer Daniel Malikyar, 20, snaps breath-taking images all over the City of Angels many of which include himself</b>• <b><br>Daniel, a student at Chapman</b> …

Skyscrapers

How Rutgers turned an abandoned skyscraper into a luxury dorm

NEWARK --For decades, the cavernous building on Washington Street was one of Rutgers University's biggest embarrassments.<p>The 1920s skyscraper, built …

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China's smog really bad

China is having some serious problems with smog, according to the ongoing United Nations Conference on Climate Change in Paris.<p>Across the country, cities are drowning in a smog that has lasted multiple days. Residents of Beijing, where the level of cancer-causing carcinogens in the air are at …

Watch China demolish a 27-story 'ghost building' in seconds

This building in Xi'an, a city in China, was built 16 years ago. It was flattened in 16 seconds.<p>China's rapid urbanization means that tons of buildings were built, but then never used. At 27 stories, this is the tallest one to be destroyed, and took 1.4 metric tons of explosives.<p>Zhao Fuxing, a …

Opponents of Vancouver’s proposed ‘Ice Pick’ tower slam building plans

The future of Vancouver's important regional transit hub, as well as a new office district planned for the last open piece of downtown waterfront, will be wrecked if a developer gets approval for a controversial office tower there, opponents say.<p>That is the warning from the largest landowner near …

Ride a wind turbine in this crazy wind farm amusement park

If you’ve ever wanted to see the views from atop a wind turbine, your wish may soon come true. The Dutch renewable energy company Qurrent just …

Five skyscrapers with major design issues

Engineers and architects are required to work together closely to create long-lasting structures with aesthetic appeal.<p>Despite apartment towers’ …

One of the World’s Tallest Elevator Test Towers Opens in China

One of the world’s tallest elevator test towers has opened in Eastern China. The new 36-floor tower is located at a KONE research and development …

Eric Parry Architects unveils tallest tower in City of London

Eric Parry Architects has unveiled designs for 1 Undershaft, a 73-storey tower that will be the tallest building in London's financial district.<p>The …

How to Bring China's Ghost Towns Back to Life

<i>In this article, originally published in Metropolis Magazine's Point of View blog as "The Real Problem with China's Ghost Towns" , author Peter</i> …

PARALX Designs New Residential Tower in Beirut

Lebanese architecture practice PARALX has won the AIA in Los Angeles' Merit Design Award for its T3 high-rise tower in Beirut. The tower is a part of …

The world's skinniest skyscraper will be just 47 feet wide

But now, a new toothpick-thin skyscraper is emerging at 303 E. 44th St., which — at just 47 feet wide — will reportedly be the skinniest skyscraper on Earth.<p>Architecture firm ODA New York led the design, and it anticipates breaking ground in spring of 2016.<p>ODA founder and executive director, Eran …

Think You Can Design a Better NYC Subway System? Try It with Mini Metro

The New York subway system is a complex but pretty efficient network that (for the most part) gets us to where we need to get when we need to get …

The Largest Dome Ever Built Can Open or Close In 20 Minutes Flat

Every year, a few thousand engineers get together and decide which projects constitute the absolute smartest ideas in their profession. This year, …

World's tallest building planned for Iraq's Basra Province

AMBS Architects has proposed a 1,152-metre-tall skyscraper for Iraq's Basra Province, which would surpass Jeddah's Kingdom Tower and Dubai's Burj …

Toughscraper

A skyscraper still standing after trying to blow it up<p>As exciting as it may sound, blowing up buildings really is the art of allowing gravity to take …

Housing

Skyscrapers, built too close, threaten downtown livability

ARCHITECTURE critic Lawrence Cheek makes some good observations about Seattle’s skyscraper boom, [“Very Vertical Seattle,” Pacific NW magazine, Sept. …

Three high-rises approved for Tel Aviv seafront

The Kikar Atarim site will be demolished and the public square reconfigurated to link the beach to Ben Gurion Blvd.<p>The local Tel Aviv-Jaffa planning …

Amsterdam, City of Canals, Tulips and … Cool Skyscrapers

The City of Amsterdam has selected an MVRDV design for a multi-tower, multi-use complex for the Zuidas business district. The project, which doesn’t …

This Dubai masterpiece will inspire new global luxury projects

These electricity pylons are designed to look like giants

As universal truths go, it’s not far off “death and taxes”: Britain’s rail network is privatised, the service is abysmal, fares are stratospheric. To …

17 things you might not know about NYC's skyscrapers

More than any other style of architecture, the skyscraper defines New York City's skyline.<p>Over the decades, these tall buildings, which teem with …

Artificial beach, rain-forest landscape in Dubai's new iconic tower

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