The World's Most Expensive Hallway Is Under New York City

The exorbitant costs of the new World Trade Center Transportation Hub have been well-reported: the station cost $4 BILLION DOLLARS. New Yorkers can already experience one element of the pricey hub, a walkway under West Street. And if calculations are correct, this 600-foot corridor is the most expensive hallway on the… » 8/19/14 1:06pm 8/19/14 1:06pm

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

The Never-Built Chicago Spire Seems Like a Great Place to Live—If…

The Chicago Spire wasn't going to be the tallest building in the world but, judging by this video, it sure was going to be the most fantastic, teleported-from-the-future skyscraper on Earth. It's the kind of structure that I can imagine on some alien planet, with an evil and very stylish emperor living on the… » 9/19/12 5:50pm 9/19/12 5:50pm

New WTC Transport Hub: One Part Memorial, One Part Stegosaurus From…

The Port Authority has released renderings of the plan for the World Trade Center Transport hub, and they look fantastic. With an arched, spiny roof and striking curves, the hub — though it will only serve as a train station and vestibule to the new WTC — has more in common with Bilbao's beautiful international… » 10/13/08 6:52am 10/13/08 6:52am