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.
The observatory atop the 1,776-foot (541m) World Trade Center opens next week. But the view from the tallest building in the US (for now) is not the only stunning vista that will greet visitors. Read more >>
2014 actually broke the existing record for the number of skyscrapers completed over a year, with 97 new buildings over 656 feet tall. But is that necessarily a sign of health for our economy? Some economists suggest the opposite.
Buildings are expensive but they're nowhere near as expensive as incompetence, as we learned this week thanks to new revelations about the £2.55 billion price tag of the World Trade Center transit hub.