Skyscrapers

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 Pillars That Hold India's Democracy Up Are Falling Apart

The 70-year-old skyscraper we live in has deep-rooted structural flaws which are preventing real change.<p>Imagine a building. A towering glass-fronted skyscraper, supported by four pillars.<p>The occupants of the building want it to constantly keep getting taller and shinier; they want it filled with …

Architects want to build an 80-story skyscraper in Chicago made entirely from wood — take a look

Most skyscrapers are behemoths of steel, glass, and reinforced concrete.<p>As part of an ongoing project, researchers at Cambridge University, architects at Perkins+Will, and engineers at Thornton Tomasetti are proposing a timber skyscraper, called the River Beech Tower, in Chicago, Illinois.<p>The team …

Construction

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

Skyscrapers' falling glass could be prevented with stricter standards, architect says

'We should not be having glass falling out of buildings,' Mauricio Soto Rubio tells CBC<p>Calgary should consider new safety standards for attaching …

Civic Square By Bosa Will Now Be a 57 Story Skyscraper

Seattle new condo update: Bosa Development's Civic Square condominium tower will now be a 57 story skyscraper rather than the initially planned 43 …

Design

Photographing Athletes Hanging from a Skyscraper

Benjamin Von Wong is never shy to accept a challenge, be it swimming with sharks several feet underwater or shooting in bad weather. So when Nike put …

Photography Tutorials

Skyscrapers above Stephen's Green: How Dublin might look in 2050

SKYSCRAPERS COULD BE a feature of Dublin’s skyline by 2050 – at least that is the hope of many Dubliners.<p>Just over two-fifths of people are in favour …

Ireland

Vote: Almost half of Dubliners want skyscrapers by 2050, what do you think?

New report by Dublin Chamber looks at how the city might look in 30 years time<p>Thu, Oct 5, 2017, 20:00<p>Almost half of Dubliners are in favour of …

Dublin

Vote: Almost half of Dubliners want skyscrapers by 2050, what do you think?

Dublin

Dubai dreams of flying taxis darting among its skyscrapers

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – Dubai is hoping to one day have flying, pilotless taxis darting among its skyscrapers.<p>Just this week, the city-state in the United Arab Emirates hosted crews from the German company Volocopter, which had an electric, battery-powered two-seat prototype take off and land.<p>…

United Arab Emirates

Revealed: The world's most expensive skyscrapers for office rents

​Office rents in London’s skyscrapers are the highest in Europe, according to estate agents Knight Frank’s global cities 2018 report published today. …

Real Estate

UPDATED: Proposed skyscraper would be Denver's tallest building

DENVER - A developer on Wednesday announced detailed plans about its proposal to build what would be Denver’s tallest skyscraper – a 90-story spire …

Denver

Despite Brexit, London skyscrapers draw highest rents in Europe

(Reuters) - Rents for office space in London skyscrapers are still the highest across Europe, a report showed on Thursday, indicating that the capital remains one of the most sought after business hubs despite Britain’s looming exit from the European Union.<p>FILE PHOTO: A city worker walks through …

Brexit

Dubai says skyscraper facades being replaced after series of fires | Reuters

This story has not been edited by Firstpost staff and is generated by auto-feed.<p>Published Date: Sep 23, 2017 10:15 pm | Updated Date: Sep 23, 2017 …

India

Meet Doris Long, the 101-year-old who rappels down skyscrapers

Photo: Steve Parsons/PA<p>Even at 101 years old, Doris Long, wasn’t content living her entire life on the ground. That’s why at more than a century old, …

Climbing

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

Construction gets underway on skyscraper that will bring 450 condos to DTLA’s Historic Core

The developer says the units will be priced attractively for first-time buyers<p>The first new skyscraper to come to Downtown LA’s Historic Core in more than 100 years broke ground today at Fourth and Broadway, on a site formerly occupied by a one-story building of retail storefronts.<p>The new tower, …

Real Estate

The World’s first undersea restaurant will only last another 20 years

You may have dined at the top of a sky scraper.<p>You may have dined in a basement.<p>Val d’Isere: how to ski in luxurious conditions without breaking the …

Restaurants

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

Tokyo Nishi-Shinjuku skyscrapers

Since most of its skyscrapers are over 40 years old, the Nishi-Shinjuku district of Tokyo is already considered an “old” area. Even the “youngest” of …

Japan

How Smart Technology Can Transform Skyscrapers

The construction of skyscrapers is a huge industry. The number of skyscrapers being built is rising year on year, and this growth is expected to …

Construction

The Manhattan Skyscraper Explorer is your building-by-building skyline map

Tall buildings—from supertalls to garden-variety skyscrapers—seem to grow like weeds in New York City: A recent boom in tall Midtown residential …

Design

Watch this Spiderman-inspired Russian climbing 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 …