Why Today's Architects Build Digital Cities Instead of Scale Models

When I was a grad student in architecture school in the 80s, one of our professors was on a mission. Every semester he'd give a design project in downtown Manhattan, asking his students to spend the first two weeks of the term building a beautiful wood model of the surrounding site. The next year he would move to a… » 10/02/14 11:06am 10/02/14 11:06am

Crazy Ivan climbs atop the frozen crane of the 2073-foot Shanghai Tower

Ivan Kuznetsov doesn't care that the world's highest construction site—atop the 2,073-foot (632-meter) Shanghai Tower, the second tallest building on Earth—is full of ice and it's slippery as hell. His compatriots did it before him without ice, so he had to best them. Here are more of his adventures for you to scream. » 8/08/14 8:26pm 8/08/14 8:26pm

632-Meter Shanghai Tower Will Spin Towards The Sky

Financial apocalypse be damned! The Shanghai Tower, set to reach a whopping 632 meters by the time it's completed, broke ground over the weekend. With its zenith a full 140 meters higher than the Mori Building (currently the world's highest observatory), it'll grab the honors of the tallest building in China. » 12/02/08 1:30am 12/02/08 1:30am