Skyscrapers

A look at the new skyscraper planned for Cape Town - Cape Business News

Plans for the development have been floating around since 2008, under the placeholder name “Goldies”, but FKJW in August solidified its plans for the …

Business (South Africa)

MAD Architects proposes skyscraper that reflects Paris upside down

The landmark skyscraper has been a source of contention in the city for years, with some referring to it as the "scar of Paris" intruding over the …

Eiffel Tower

Striking skyscrapers inspired by mountains and stones rise in Beijing

Does these buildings look like a landscape painting?<p>Over in Beijing, China, a new cluster of buildings nearing completion could make a fine backdrop for any upcoming dystopian or otherwise out-of-this-world film. The architecture of Chaoyang Park Plaza comes from none other than Chinese firm MAD …

Architecture

Book Review: Skyscraper Gothic

In 2014 we organized a tournament in which we lined up sixteen architectural skyscraper styles in order to find out which one is the most popular of …

Book Reviews

Video: This Spiderman-inspired Russian climbed a skyscraper in Mexico without safety equipment

Don’t try this anywhere, but what a view!<p>In a “free solo climb”, an adrenaline junkie scaled a 120-metre skyscraper in Mexico City without the use of …

Mexico City

What would happen if you threw a mouse, a dog, and an elephant from a skyscraper?

Why can a mouse survive a fall from a skyscraper, but not a dog or an elephant? This episode of Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell explores size differences …

The Real Reason Why NYC’s Skyscrapers Are Where They Are

Why does Manhattan have two separate business districts? The skyscrapers of Downtown and Midtown are separated by a low-rise “valley” made up the …

Construction

Rotterdam may get a new skyscraper – the tallest in the Benelux

The highest Dutch administrative court on Wednesday threw out objections to plans to build a 215 metre high skyscraper in...

Architecture

Fire engulfs Dubai’s ‘Torch’ skyscraper for second time

A fire ripped through one of the world’s tallest residential towers in Dubai on Friday, forcing hundreds of occupants to flee the 337 metre-tall, 79-storey structure.<p>It’s the second blaze to sweep through the high-rise – which happens to be called the Torch tower – in just two years.<p>The building …

Grenfell Tower

'No one knew where the flames were': British expats describe fleeing from burning skyscraper in Dubai

For a few moments, Ellie Keene lay in bed listening to the fire alarm blaring in her flat on the 44th floor of The Torch, a residential skyscraper in Dubai.<p>False alarms were not uncommon in the building and it was after midnight, so the 29-year-old PR executive hoped the klaxon would stop if she …

A second fire engulfs Dubai’s ‘Torch’ skyscraper

A fire ripped through one of the world’s tallest residential towers in Dubai on Friday, forcing hundreds of occupants to flee the 337 metre-tall, 79-storey structure.<p>It’s the second blaze to sweep through the high-rise – which happens to be called the Torch tower – in just two years.<p>The building …

Architecture

Blaze rips through Dubai skyscraper 'The Torch'

Panicked residents fled one of the tallest towers in Dubai early Friday after a fire ripped through it, the second blaze to hit the skyscraper in as …

Burj Khalifa

Perspective

<b>It’s not true that people who wash skyscraper windows have a death wish.</b> My cousin, Matt, keeps saying that during Christmas dinner at Grandpa’s …

Grandparents

Flames engulf 86-story residential skyscraper in Dubai

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A fire broke out after midnight in one of the world’s tallest residential towers in Dubai, engulfing part of the …

United Arab Emirates

Huge fire engulfs Dubai residential skyscraper | Reuters

This story has not been edited by Firstpost staff and is generated by auto-feed.<p>Published Date: Aug 04, 2017 05:45 am | Updated Date: Aug 04, 2017 …

Dubai

Flames engulf residential skyscraper in Dubai

A fire broke out after midnight Friday in one of the world’s tallest residential towers in Dubai, engulfing part of the skyscraper and sending chunks …

Canadian News

Are These Skyscrapers the Future of City Architecture?

A design firm is building "natural" skyscrapers<p>These palm tree shaped WiFi kiosks have popped up across Dubai. They gather solar energy during the …

The Future

Here lie the remains of a Dallas skyscraper that was never built

The wreckage of the 1980s real estate crash is still lying in a field south of Dallas.<p>Scattered across more than an acre of land near Seagoville, …

Real Estate

The world’s skinniest skyscraper might never get finished

The cost of building the world’s skinniest skyscraper has ballooned so enormously that the 111 W. 57th St. project is facing imminent foreclosure …

Real Estate

Tribeca’s 800-foot skyscraper 111 Murray shows off interiors in new renderings

The amenity-packed building will welcome residents by next year<p>It’s been a while since we checked in at 111 Murray, the amenity-packed Tribeca skyscraper, and construction is moving right along. The Kohn Pedersen Fox-designed condo topped out in the spring, and according to developers Fisher …

Tribeca

Why is a landmark Dallas skyscraper being stripped of its Greek marble?

The top-to-bottom renovation of one of downtown Dallas' largest skyscrapers is taking advantage of the latest building technology.<p>Work crews have …

National Parks

Street Style: CBD

When it comes to street style in the CBD, different rules apply. People tend to get more dressed up, pairing international labels with vintage finds …

Fashion

Future Gimmicks For London's Skyscrapers

<i>London's accumulating a mass of skyscrapers with ridiculous gimmicks aimed at creating hype. We've catalogued some of our favourites. Then we</i> …

London

Construction worker electrocuted on skyscraper roof

A construction worker was critically injured when he was electrocuted while working on the roof of a Manhattan skyscraper, police said.<p>The worker was …

New York City

All Enter the 2018 eVolo Skyscraper Competition

Always happy to pass on a good press release. Here we go!<p>eVolo Magazine is pleased to invite architects, students, engineers, designers, and artists …

Call for Entries: 2018 Skyscraper Competition

eVolo Magazine is pleased to invite architects, students, engineers, designers, and artists from around the globe to take part in the 2018 Skyscraper …

Stunning new R2 billion skyscraper planned for Sandton

Development firm FWJK has secured the rights to develop a new 70,000 square metre skyscraper in the heart of Sandton, pegging the cost at around R2 …

Northern Lights

The Government Can Seize Anything, Including a Skyscraper!

In recent times, law enforcement has gotten out of control. Police have been emboldened by SWAT teams, aggressively discriminate against minorities …

Bill Of Rights

Most expensive skyscrapers in the world: Hong Kong, Tokyo, New York, San Francisco and London have the most valuable buildings

London skyscrapers are the most expensive in Europe with their capital values exceeding $2,400 (£1,850) per square foot (sq ft), according to new …

Hong Kong

Why You’d Want to Build a Skyscraper Like an iPhone

With tech-enabled modular design and building, the construction industry, like consumer electronics, can benefit from economies of scale<p>The world’s housing crisis has many causes, but there is a stubbornly persistent one that we should have been able to solve by now: Productivity.<p>As prices of …

21st Century