Tag: skyscraper

Jun 24, 2015

How a Confidence Man Swindled a Town Into Buying the World’s Smallest Skyscraper

How a Confidence Man Swindled a Town Into Buying the World’s Smallest Skyscraper

In 1919, a smooth-talking businessman swindled investors into buying a skyscraper that was designed in inches, not feet.

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Jun 3, 2015

Building One World Trade Center. 11 Years in 2 Minutes

Building One World Trade Center. 11 Years in 2 Minutes

Watch this amazing 11-year timelapse that shows the construction of One World Trade Center from October 2004 to Memorial Day 2015.

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Oct 9, 2014

Picture of the Day: Hong Kong Rooftopping at Night

Picture of the Day: Hong Kong Rooftopping at Night

Photograph by Vadim Makhorov / On The Roofs Rooftopping duo Vadim Makhorov and Vitaliy Raskalov (On The Roofs) made the most of their recent trip to Hong Kong. Not only did they take a heap of incredible images that show what Hong Kong looks like from the roofs of buildings, but they managed to…

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Mar 21, 2014

Picture of the Day: Recreating a Classic

Picture of the Day: Recreating a Classic

RECREATING A CLASSIC Photograph by Press Association via Anders_65 on reddit Workers at the Alton Towers theme park in Staffordshire, UK; celebrated the completion of a new $30 million dollar roller coaster called The Smiler by recreating the iconic Lunch atop a Skyscraper photo from over 80 years ago. While it’s not…

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Dec 6, 2013

Picture of the Day: Workplace Safety, 1926

Picture of the Day: Workplace Safety, 1926

WORKPLACE SAFETY, 1926 Photographer Unknown via Ovadia & Sons on Tumblr Seen here are painters atop the Woolworth Building in New York City in 1926. Just looking at this photo makes my stomach churn and palms sweat. How is that guy just standing on that spire like that? The Woolworth Building at…

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Mar 20, 2013

Picture of the Day: The Edge of Insanity

Picture of the Day: The Edge of Insanity

THE EDGE OF INSANITY Photograph by Joe McNally | http://www.joemcnally.com Earlier this week, internationally acclaimed photographer Joe McNally posted a heart-stopping photo to Instagram, saying: “My old battered shoes climbed the worlds tallest building today. What an amazing structure! Tweeting from 820 meters straight up!” The photograph was taken well above the…

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Feb 12, 2013

Picture of the Day: The Petronas Towers

Picture of the Day: The Petronas Towers

THE PETRONAS TOWERS Photograph by SomeFormOFhuman on Wikimedia Commons The Petronas Towers are twin skyscrapers in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. They were the tallest buildings in the world from 1998 to 2004 until surpassed by Taipei 101 (which was eventually surpassed by the Burj Khalifa in 2010). The towers were designed by Argentinian…

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