Skyscrapers

Watch: These are the men who risked their lives to build New York’s iconic skyscrapers

It was undoubtedly a dangerous profession.<p>New York City comes with many labels – “the city that never sleeps”, “modern and cosmopolitan”, “diverse …

An Unfinished, 511-Foot Skyscraper Is Being Auctioned Off Online

The answer to the $84 million burning a hole in your pocket.<p>The new Hilton was supposed to be a glorious addition to Taiyuan, a city in northern …

Culture

Now for sale online: a Chinese skyscraper

Shoppers visiting one of China's top e-commerce sites this holiday season can now bid for a skyscraper.<p>The 37-story, 500-foot building has been listed on popular auction website Taobao, owned by Chinese tech giant Alibaba (BABA).<p>Buyers have to move fast, though. It's going under the hammer on …

China

Men's Ice Hockey Back From Break at Catamount Cup; Set For UMass Lowell, UVM

<i>Harvard men's ice hockey takes on UMass Lowell and Vermont at the Catamount Cup this weekend. (Gil Talbot)</i><p><b>Matchup</b><p><b>Date<br>Time<br>Venue<br>Live</b> …

Ice Hockey

Chinese court auctions skyscraper for S$113 million on Taobao

December 26, 2017 3:14 PM<br>Apartment buildings, cars, confiscated jewellery and mobile phones are all being auctioned by the authorities on the …

China

Unfinished skyscraper to be auctioned on Taobao

Following the sale of three Boeing 747 freighters on Taobao, Alibaba's e-commerce platform, a Chinese court is offering up another unusual item for …

News (China)

Chinese court auctions skyscraper for US$84m on Taobao

BEIJING: A Chinese court is auctioning a skyscraper on the country's largest e-commerce website - with a sky-high starting price of 553 million yuan …

China

No Other Country Comes Close To China In Skyscraper Construction [Infographic]

2017 saw a record-breaking boom in skyscraper construction. Across the globe, a grand total of 144 new buildings over 200 meters (660 feet) tall were constructed including 15 “supertall buildings” at least 300 meters (980 feet) high, according to The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat. …

South Korea

Emirati investors just bought this 20-storey London skyscraper for £266.5m

A recent addition to the Southbank's skyline has been sold to Dubai-based investors for £266.5m.<p>The 20-storey building at 240 Blackfriars Road, was …

Reaching new heights: The year in skyscrapers

2017 saw a total of 144 skyscrapers measuring over 200 m (656 ft)-tall completed worldwide. It's an impressive number: if you stacked all the towers …

South Korea

Mysterious space rock Oumuamua 'same size as London's Gherkin skyscraper'

The gigantic space rock, known as "Oumuamua", is the first from outside the solar system to ever be observed by scientists.<p>Previously described as …

Universe

Chipotle moving headquarters to new office tower in downtown Denver

DENVER – Chipotle is planning to pack up and move its headquarters a few blocks to a new downtown Denver location next year.<p>The company will take …

University of Denver

World skyscraper construction hits all-time high

<b>(CNN) —</b> More skyscrapers were built in 2017 than during any other year in history, according to data released today by the Council of Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH).<p>A total of 144 buildings measuring 200 meters (656 feet) or taller were completed in the world this year, up on 2016's …

Web Development

Bridgestone Celebrates Opening of its New HQ Skyscraper

Bridgestone Americas, Inc. hosted a grand opening Wednesday of its new 30-story headquarters in downtown Nashville.<p>The company’s new HQ, called …

Nashville Predators

Daredevil Who Climbed Skyscrapers Without Equipment Dies in 62-Story Fall

Yongning Wu was 26 years old when he reportedly fell to his death performing one of his own stunts<p>Yongning Wu was only 26 years old when his popular social media accounts went uncharacteristically silent at the beginning of November. A month later, his girlfriend confirmed what fans had suspected— …

Daredevils

Daredevil climber dies after plunge from Chinese skyscraper

A daredevil climber was attempting to scale a 62-story skyscraper in China when he plunged to his death, according to media reports.<p>Wu Yongning, a so-called “rooftopper,” had earned a huge following on social media by climbing tall buildings without safety equipment and posting vertigo-inducing …

Daredevils

Labour in £2m skyscraper bribe scandal

Labour Party

Untapped Staff Reads: America's First-Ever Electronically Lit Christmas Tree, Greatest Skyscrapers Never Built - Untapped Cities

<b>New York City Was Home to America’s First-Ever Electrically Lit Christmas Tree [6sqft]:</b> At a townhouse on East 36th Street in 1882, the first …

Architecture

Dubai unveils a new zip line among towering skyscrapers

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – Dubai is offering thrill-seekers a new way to see its dazzling skyscrapers: On one of the world's longest zip lines.<p>The 170 meter-high (558 foot) XLine opens this week in Dubai's Marina neighborhood. For an entire kilometer (3,280 feet), those brave enough can whiz …

World News

Skyscraper blaze in China leaves 10 dead

Beijing - A skyscraper fire in the northern Chinese port city of Tianjin killed 10 and injured five early on Friday, state media reported.<p>The fire …

Beijing

Skyscraper fire kills 10 in northern Chinese city of Tianjin

BEIJING: A skyscraper fire in the northern Chinese port city of Tianjin killed 10 and injured five early on Friday (Dec 1), state media reported.<p>The …

Fire Safety

Singapore’s 4 Lamest Attempts at Building Conservation

Currently, the 4 blocks are home to several F&B outlets as part of the larger hotel’s premises. The CBD lunch crowd regularly flits in and out of the …

Singapore

Snøhetta unveils striking new skyscraper for Manhattan’s Upper West Side

Snøhetta has unveiled a handsome skyscraper for Manhattan’s prestigious Upper West Side at 50 West 66th Street. Undeniably modern yet sensitive to …

Manhattan

Move over, skyscrapers. This "Plantscraper" can feed 5,000 a year.

From rooftop gardens to “sponge city” architecture, natural elements are finding their way into city buildings around the world. This is helping to …

Sustainability

Rare Footage Reflects the Complications of Construction of Early Skyscrapers

This silent film, ‘The Skyscrapers of New York’ bears rare footage of the construction of a skyscraper from over one hundred years ago, shared by the …

Construction

P!nk Hangs Off L.A. Hotel for AMAs ... And This Is Just Practice!!!

<b>P!nk</b> wasn't kidding when she said her next performance would be the craziest and most insane ... because hanging off a 34-floor hotel is …

American Music Awards

Artist fears her murals will be scrapped during skyscraper’s renovation

A $300 million renovation of the former Sony building has angered preservationists and left a famous Soho artist wondering what will become of the …

New York City

The City's getting a brand new new skyscraper - here's what it looks like

Brace yourself - a new skyscraper is coming to London.<p>London & Oriental (L&O) has revealed plans for a new 56-storey tower in the City at 100 …

The weird, wooden future of skyscrapers

Mass timber’s biggest advantage may be environmental. Buildings are by some estimates responsible for a third of global greenhouse-gas emissions. …

Conservative View

World's First Rotating Skyscraper Will Morph on Command

Dubai's planned Dynamic Tower will have 80 floors that are able to swivel independently a full 360 degrees.<p>A new shape-shifting skyscraper to be built in Dubai will offer its residents the ability to do something apartment dwellers have never been able to do: change the view out the window on …

World News