The UK is not happy that its government allowed a 24-story public housing building to be built under such abominable safety standards that 79 people died in a massive fire ten days ago. But will an anti-regulation US allow the same mistakes to happen here?
Leave it to the Harlem Globetrotters to come up with new ways to nail trick shots. Though it’s not the tallest basketball shot ever made (that award goes to this 593-foot shot off a dam), the Harlem Globetrotters version might be even more unique because there’s this weird, almost reverse arc to the shot. Instead of…
This 328-foot (100-meter) structure wasn't the winner of the Çanakkale Antenna contest, a communications tower that will be built in Çanakkale, Turkey. This makes me sad because it looks like a lot more fun to me, even if those glass pods wouldn't move through that loop at roller coaster speeds.
I love architecture from the future, but this new apartment tower by Porsche Design—equipped with car elevators that allow owners to park their Bentleys and Bugattis right next to their living rooms—doesn't come from the future. It's just a gimmicky cylinder.
I love the newly city-approved Beach & Howe Tower in Vancouver, Canada, a gorgeous 54-story apartment building designed by Danish architects Bjarke Ingels Group. It gets extremely thin on its base to avoid a passing highway. From some angles, it looks like it may fall on its side. Enjoy the beautiful pictures.
The skinniest tallest tower in New York will be a reality in 2016, after being approved by the city's Landmarks Preservation Commission. This shard of glass and metal will stand 1,350-foot-tall by 60-foot-wide on 107 West 57th, looking over Central Park.
The skyline of Yekaterinburg, Russia, is dominated by an odd landmark. Towering over the city is an unfinished construction project, the world's tallest abandoned structure.
I don't really drink a lot of water. In the rare occasion that I do drink water, I get a lot of sideways looks from my friends (yes, I'm feeling OK). But I'm so enamored with Sebastian Bergne's Tower set—which includes cups, a filter and a caraffe—that I might have to start drinking that stuff on a regular basis. […
The next time you're in Florida for a sporting event, your LTE connection could be provided by a COW, Verizon's portable cell phone tower on wheels.
Reddit user timofiend thought that it would be more convenient to put his original 80GB PlayStation 3 and the Xbox 360 S into one single console. He took the guts out and put them into a PC tower.
I'm sure that there are any number of financial, municipal, even ethical reasons why MGM Resorts International shouldn't be allowed to implode the 27-story Harmon Tower before it's hosted a single guest. Counterpoint: BOOOOOOOM. BOOM BOOM BOOM BOOM BOOM.
We humans are always dreaming up new ways of almost killing ourselves without actually killing ourselves. That shot of adrenaline, when you seem to be staring in death's face, reminds us we're alive.
What would you rather have: crappy cellphone service, or cellular towers scarring every visible surface? The two are at odds, but, thankfully, there are companies whose entire business is making those radio-wave spreaders disappear. And they're great at it.
Click to viewJudging by the panicked screams in this video, the folks demolishing a 275-foot smoke stack in Springfield, Ohio didn't expect it to snap power lines, destroy power equipment, or terrify children when it collapsed into the wrong direction.
The Tower of Babel. The Great Pyramids. The Leaning Tower of Pisa. That pantheon of epic structures wasn't compete until Cyclisk: a 65-foot tall, 10,000-pound obelisk comprising about 340 bicycles, a tricycle, and a healthy disregard for proportion.
The Lego Tower Bridge it's like the real one, but without the annoying rain and the fog. With 4,287 pieces and over 80 windows, it's 40 inches long (102cm), 17 inches high (45cm) and 10 inches wide (26cm).
Less than a year ago, Dyson changed the face of the humble home fan completely—not just giving it a bit of plastic surgery, but completely removing its blades. Now, two much larger, powerful fans have blown in.
Sure, nobody gets excited about business computers, and these Lenovos (including the company's first business all-in-one) are pretty snooooore. But one of them could be your next office computer, and it's our duty to inform and educate you fine cubicle-folk.
It looks like a modern version of a van Gogh painting rather than the future headquarters of an oil company, but with its concert hall, museum, hotel and business center, Gazprom Tower will be the tallest, greenest building in Europe.