When you think of skyscrapers you probably think of pricey property — not leafy parks in the sky. A new 300-metre tower going up in New York provides a more interesting take: Hanging gardens that twirl down the exterior of the building. Read more >>
This proposed New York City skyscraper is absolutely bonkers, and with its sharp, dragon-like features completely suits its name, Khaleesi, a reference to Game of Thrones. Put this in your pipe and smoke it, architects of monotonous city structures! Read more >>
The Eiffel Tower seems like a decent structure to climb - with so many exposed parts and so many paths to climb there’s no real wrong move. But then you realise, as you watch James Kingston scale the tower, that it’s actually a terrifying climb because every piece is so thin and the safe spaces are weirdly angled and that all the scaffold-like rivets and beams in the tower actually makes you completely exposed. It’s frightening. Click through for the whole clip.
The tower, called BD Bacatá, is a symbol of a new model for funding big building projects like skyscrapers—with smaller donations from thousands of individual investors, rather than a handful of majors.
All buildings move. This truth, which physics must tell us because human perception cannot, renders clear two humbling points: much of the world is not as solid as we think, and humans are awfully poor receptors.