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

How a 730-Ton Ball Kept the Second Tallest Building From Falling During…

The recent Sichuan Earthquake in China was so intense, tremors were felt all the way over in the tallest completed building in the world-the Taipei 101 building in Taiwan-a whole eight minutes after the quake originated. (The title of tallest building period was taken by the Burj Dubai back in May.) What's interesting… » 6/24/08 10:00am 6/24/08 10:00am

Japan Wants Man-Made Mt. Fuji Building To Be Tallest in the World

Proving that even the Japanese can't tell between what's real and what they see on TV, some company there is planning to build a 13,123-foot- tall building called the X-Seed 4000 to house 1 million people. We use the word "building" loosely, because this is seven times taller than the current tallest building, and… » 8/21/07 1:45pm 8/21/07 1:45pm