Protests Heat Up Against the Guggenheim's New Museum in Abu Dhabi

Growing outrage against the Guggenheim's new museum in the United Arab Emirates kicked into high gear this week: Protesters stormed the Guggenheim's New York location for a second time, and a fake website launched claiming to solicit new, "ethical" ideas for the museum's design. » 3/31/14 5:20pm 3/31/14 5:20pm

The World's Tallest Building, the Burj Khalifa, Is Now Available In…

You could say the Burj Khalifa was already built from Lego last month in Brazil, but there's no way all 31.19m could fit in my house. Lego's Architecture series could, as long as Tom Cruise promised not to climb it. » 5/25/11 11:20am 5/25/11 11:20am

The World's First Carbon Neutral City Opens For Business

Masdar City, the world's first carbon neutral city that's banned cars and skyscrapers from its streets, gives us a glimpse of what other parts of the world might look like in the future. Located in Abu Dhabi and financed by the city's ruler Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan (who has pumped between $15bn and $30bn into … » 5/03/11 5:20am 5/03/11 5:20am

This Is What the Most Leaning Building In the World Looks Like

This is the Capital Gate, a 525-foot tall tower that leans 18 degrees to the west, 14 degrees more than the Tower of Pisa. And unlike many of these spectacular projects, this one is actually well underway in Abu Dhabi, as you can see in this image: » 5/29/09 12:40pm 5/29/09 12:40pm

Capital Gate Tower is Four Times as Crooked as the Leaning Tower of…

If you thought the Leaning Tower of Pisa was messed up, get a load of the Capital Gate tower currently being constructed in Abu Dhabi. Actually, saying it is "messed up" is incorrect given that the 18 degree westward incline was completely intentional. In fact, the project's architects have submitted a joint application… » 10/30/08 1:15pm 10/30/08 1:15pm