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This 1,600-foot skyscraper harnesses wind through a massive funnel to generate its own power

This 1,600-foot skyscraper harnesses wind through a...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Feb 05, 2014

The recently unveiled Pertamina Energy Tower will create its own power—and not just because it will belong to the state-owned energy ...

No. 9 in 2013: Death-defying Empire State Building construction photos

No. 9 in 2013: Death-defying Empire State Building...

Posted by Equipment World Staff on Dec 30, 2013

In July, we unearthed some very old photos from the New York Public Library’s digital collection. Taken in 1931 they chronicle ...

Designers known for steel and concrete say they’ve figured out best way to build wooden towers

Designers known for steel and concrete say...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Oct 07, 2013

The push to return to building skyscrapers and other tall buildings mainly out of wood recently received a big vote ...

Korea’s 1,400-foot-tall City Tower to be world’s first invisible skyscraper

Korea’s 1,400-foot-tall City Tower to be...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Sep 16, 2013

As part of a a design competition in Korea, GDS Architects was recently awarded a permit to build the world's ...

Japanese companies develop 300-ton pendulums that reduce swaying in skyscrapers during earthquakes

Japanese companies develop 300-ton pendulums that...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Aug 15, 2013

Two Japanese companies have developed giant pendulums they say, when installed atop a skyscraper, can shorten vibrations and reduce swaying ...

Construction of China’s Sky City, soon-to-be world’s tallest building, extended from 90 days to 7 months

Construction of China’s Sky City, soon-to-be...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on May 28, 2013

After setting an aggressive goal to build the world's tallest building in only 90 days, the builders behind China's planned ...

Is there a limit to how tall we can build skyscrapers?

Is there a limit to how tall we can build skyscrapers?

Posted by Wayne Grayson on May 02, 2013

The Atlantic Cities has posted an immensely interesting article on whether or not the constant desire within human beings to ...

Construction of 2nd tallest building stopped over corrosive concrete

Construction of 2nd tallest building stopped over...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Apr 05, 2013

Construction has been halted on what is expected to be the world's second tallest building due to an investigation into ...

Tall building completions decrease worldwide in 2012

Tall building completions decrease worldwide in 2012

Posted by Amanda Bayhi on Jan 25, 2013

Worldwide tall building completions decreased by a total of 16 in 2012, DesignBuild Source reported. The figures come from A ...

Plans for Venice’s first skyscraper draw criticism

Plans for Venice’s first skyscraper draw criticism

Posted by Amanda Bayhi on Dec 18, 2012

French fashion designer Pierre Cardin may develop Venice’s first skyscraper, the Atlantic reported. Cardin has proposed an 820-foot, 60-story pirouette of ...

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