Dubai had the world's largest fireworks show and it was amazing

To celebrate the New Year, Dubai decided to break the Guinness World Record for world's largest fireworks show. Because of course the world's largest fireworks show would be in Dubai. They put the best show on every year. Might as well put on the biggest too. Dubai exploded over 500,000 fireworks in just 6 minutes… » 1/02/14 8:12pm 1/02/14 8:12pm

The World's Tallest Building Looks Badass From A Helicopter

There's a lot to know about Dubai's towering Burj Khalifa. Every creak and every inch is constantly monitored and explored. But sometimes you just want to see something lit up in all its glory. And that's the point where you get in a helicopter and go take some awesome night shots. You have access to a helicopter,… » 7/21/13 10:32am 7/21/13 10:32am

What It Really Looks Like Atop the World’s Tallest Building

In January, Dubai photog Gerald Donovan showed us what the earth looks like from the pinnacle of the world’s tallest building, thanks to a 360 degree panorama that was ‘shopped to remove the Burj Khalifa itself. But today, Donovan released the original, undoctored image—and it’s even better than the edited version. » 6/13/13 1:15pm 6/13/13 1:15pm

New Elevator Tech Could Double How Tall Our Highest Buildings Can Be

China may be quick on the path to constructing the world's newest tallest building ever, but should they succeed, their reign is probably going to be fairly short-lived—and all because of an elevator. More specifically, an elevator that can travel up to 1000 meters—two times higher than any built before it. » 6/11/13 5:40pm 6/11/13 5:40pm

Huge Erections: What’s Driving The Rise Of Super Towers?

Is it just us or are towers getting taller and taller these days? Broad Group, a Chinese developer, recently announced plans to scale up its prefabricated building technology to unparalleled proportions. The proposed Sky City outside Changsha will be the tallest on earth at 838 m or 2,749 ft, just barely inching past… » 5/24/13 3:40pm 5/24/13 3:40pm

An Instagram Foot Shot From the Tallest Building in the World Is the…

Your feet in a front of a sunset. Your feet sprawled on a grassy knoll. Your feet surrounded by cats. Whatever the situation, Instagram's about giving your friends and admirers a chance to peer through sepia-colored glasses at the fun and exciting life of your feet. But photographer Joe McNally may have just taken the … » 3/18/13 12:40pm 3/18/13 12:40pm

The Highest Skyscraper In the World Will Be This 3,444-Foot Turd

Forget about the 1-kilometer-high Kingdom Tower. There will be a building higher than that: the Azerbaijan Tower. It will be fifty meters higher than the Kingdom Tower, have 189 floors and look like a shiny glass, steel and concrete monolith of crap. » 2/09/12 6:40pm 2/09/12 6:40pm

Without Trucks, the Tallest Building In the World Would Become the…

When I saw the Burj Khalifa in real life I was truly stunned. The tallest skyscraper in the world defies belief. Today I learned something that also defies belief: all the poop produced there has to be removed by trucks. » 11/08/11 11:49am 11/08/11 11:49am

The First Image of the World's New Tallest Building

This is the first image of what's going to become the tallest building in the world by the end of the decade: The 3,280-foot (one kilometer!) Kingdom Tower. It will dwarf the 2,717-foot (828-meter) Burj Khalifa. Take a look. » 8/02/11 9:59am 8/02/11 9:59am

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

First Suicide from the Tallest Building in the World [WARNING: STRONG…

Well, it had to happen sooner or later: Someone just jumped off the 147th floor of the Burj Khalifa—shown in the picture above—the tallest building in the world, and killed himself. WARNING: STRONG IMAGE AHEAD. » 5/10/11 10:51am 5/10/11 10:51am