New images show progress on the next world’s tallest building

August 22, 2017 by  
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New images of Santiago Calatrava ‘s Dubai Creek Tower have emerged, showing construction progress on what is expected to become the world’s tallest building. Developer Emaar Properties released site photos and video of the 2.3 square-mile complex, which is designed to eclipse the height of the Burj Khalifa by at least 300 feet. Emaar Properties and Dubai Holdings joined together to build the new complex in Dubai, which will feature a 3,045-foot tower designed by Calatrava as its centerpiece. The tower requires laying record-breaking 236-foot deep foundation piles capped with 1.59 million cubic feet of concrete. Related: The world’s tallest tower just broke ground in Dubai The tower, inspired by the lily flower and mosque minarets, will feature a 68-mile array of supporting cables, a 360-degree observation deck and a Hanging Gardens of Babylon-style floor. It broke ground last year, but the developer still hasn’t confirmed the completion date. According to previous reports, the project is expected to be ready in time for Dubai Expo 2020 . + Santiago Calatrava + Emaar Properties + Dubai Holdings Via Archinect

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55-foot-tall Burj Khalifa is tallest LEGO building in the world

October 21, 2016 by  
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LEGOLAND Dubai just unveiled the tallest LEGO building in the world: a 55-foot-tall Burj Khalifa . The towering LEGO building , finished with the help of five-year-old Mohammed bin Ahmed Jaber Al Harbi, paves the way for the opening of the theme park the end of October. The lofty LEGO building required 439,000 bricks. Located in MINILAND, the LEGO Burj Khalifa smashed records. Standing at 17 meters, or a little over 55 feet tall, it nabbed the record for ” world’s tallest LEGO building model .” It required more than 5,000 hours to construct, and according to LEGOLAND Dubai “weighs a ton.” Mohammed, who drew attention when he doffed his black top hat before shaking Queen Elizabeth’s hand last year, was present to add a little LEGO model of him at the doors of the building and switch on the first LED lights of the building model. Mohammed is the son of Dubai’s crown prince’s close friend. Related: This massive LEGO Death Star is made from 500,000 bricks LEGOLAND Dubai will open October 31, and guests can view the impressive Burj Khalifa model and an accompanying LED light show. The theme park plans to recreate the fountain show awing visitors at the real-life Burj Khalifa at their LEGO Burj Khalifa. Also on display at LEGOLAND Dubai will be around 5,000 other models of other local landmarks that required 60 million bricks to build. LEGOLAND Dubai will comprise part of Dubai Parks and Resorts , which according to the LEGO theme park’s press release is “the region’s largest integrated theme park destination.” LEGO offers a Burj Khalifa kit in their Architecture line; the 2016 reintroduction is the “tallest LEGO architecture model to date.” It’s more than 15 inches tall and includes 333 pieces. According to LEGO, the model was “designed with a focus on rigidity and strength – retaining its distinctive flower form when viewed from above.” The LEGO Burj Khalifa kit costs $39.99. + LEGOLAND Dubai Via The National Images via LEGOLAND Dubai Facebook

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Breaking News: Fire engulfs Dubai hotel ahead of massive New Year’s Eve firework display

December 31, 2015 by  
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In a tragic start to the New Year, tens of thousands of people gathered to watch Dubai’s famed firework display but witnessed explosions of a different kind after The Address – a giant highrise next to the Burj Khalifa in Dubai – burst into flames. Fire climbed the Address hotel, a sixty-three story, five-star, joint hotel and residential building, resulting in sixteen reported injuries related to overcrowding and smoke, as well as one heart attack. Read the rest of Breaking News: Fire engulfs Dubai hotel ahead of massive New Year’s Eve firework display

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Burj Khalifa architects selected to design Burj 2020, the world’s tallest commercial tower

June 19, 2015 by  
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Adrian Smith and Gordon Gill Architecture (AS+GG) have been named by the Dubai Multi Commodities Centre (DMCC) as the firm that will design the Burj 2020. The new tower is set to surpass New York’s One World Trade Center as the world’s tallest commercial building. The Burj 2020 will be a “world-class destination” that “will set new levels of efficiency and urban sustainability,” according to a statement by the DMCC. Read the rest of Burj Khalifa architects selected to design Burj 2020, the world’s tallest commercial tower Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “Adrian Smith” , “AS+GG” , “Gordon Gill” , adrian smith and gordon gill architecture , burj 2020 , burj khalifa , Dubai Architecture , dubai expo 2020 , worlds tallest commercial building

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INFOGRAPHIC: Amazing Facts About the World’s Tallest and Most Iconic Skyscrapers

September 18, 2014 by  
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Thanks to architectural advancements, it seems like all major cities around the world have entered a skyscraper race-for-the-sky. To track the progress and history of these super tall towers, window & door guys created an information-packed “Super Tall Skyscrapers” infographic. From a snapshot look at the Burj Khalifa to a rundown on the evolution of the skyscraper, this infographic takes you around the globe into the backstory of some of the world’s most iconic architecture. Read the rest of INFOGRAPHIC: Amazing Facts About the World’s Tallest and Most Iconic Skyscrapers Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: burj khalifa , iconic towers , infographic , reader submitted content , skyscrapers , super tall skyscrapers infographic , super tall towers , window & door guys

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Snøhetta’s New “Plus House” in Norway Will Produce Twice The Energy It Uses

September 18, 2014 by  
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This gorgeous experimental house in Norway can produce twice the energy it requires! Designed by Snøhetta for the Research Center on Zero Emission Buildings , the building demonstrates the possibilities of the latest sustainable technologies and prove that houses can not only meet their own energy needs but can also produce additional to feed into a local power grid. Read the rest of Snøhetta’s New “Plus House” in Norway Will Produce Twice The Energy It Uses Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: energy efficient home , green architecture , natural ventilation , Snøhetta energy-efficient home , Zero Emission Buildings , zero energy buildings , ZOB house

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Designers Want to Wrap Burj Khalifa in Reflective Skin for World’s Largest Art Installation

February 20, 2014 by  
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Designers Op-En want to transform the world’s tallest building, the Burj Khalifa, into the world’s tallest art installation. Called EXO-BURJ, the design team’s project would involve wrapping the 2,717 foot structure in a giant envelope of transparent clear material that would emulate the Burj’s reflective façade. The proposal comes just after the management announced that air conditioning and elevator service could be shut down due to thousands of dollars of unpaid service fees. Read the rest of Designers Want to Wrap Burj Khalifa in Reflective Skin for World’s Largest Art Installation Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: burj khalifa , eco design , EXO-Burj , green design , Op-En , sustainable design , world’s largest art installation , world’s tallest building , wrapping the Burj Khalifa        

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World’s Tallest Building May Shut Down Elevators, Air Conditioning Due to Outstanding Fees

February 12, 2014 by  
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  Image © Rahhal / Shutterstock.com The world’s tallest building, the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, has run into some financial troubles that may result in management shutting down air conditioning and elevator service to its 163 floors. A dispute over thousands of dollars in unpaid service fees threatens to leave residents stranded in a sweltering building after paying $55,000 in cash to live in the tower for the year. Read the rest of World’s Tallest Building May Shut Down Elevators, Air Conditioning Due to Outstanding Fees Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: burj dubai , burj khalifa , dubai , Emaar Properties , financial crisis , legal disputes , Luxury Housing , Middle East , property law , united arab emirates , unpaid fees , world’s tallest building        

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Report Reveals Unoccupied “Vanity Space” in the World’s Tallest Skyscrapers

September 6, 2013 by  
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Just as a sugary dollop of frosting can double the height of a cupcake, it turns out that today’s tallest skyscrapers are topped with useless space to inflate their height. The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) just released a report revealing the sheer amount of unnecessary “vanity space” added to the top of the world’s tallest buildings . The takeaway? Almost a third of the superstructures’ height is composed of useless space. Read the rest of Report Reveals Unoccupied “Vanity Space” in the World’s Tallest Skyscrapers Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: burj al arab , burj khalifa , city with most vain skyscrapers , council of tall buildings and urban habitat , ctbuh , skyscrapers with vanity space , ukraina hotel , united arab emirates , useless space on top of skyscrapers , vainest supertall building in the world , world’s vainest buildings        

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World’s 2nd Tallest Tower Tops Out in China Today!

August 2, 2013 by  
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Today in Shanghai, architect Art Gensler will join key Chinese political figures at the official topping out ceremony of the Shanghai Tower he designed – the world’s second tallest. Shorter than just one other tower, the Burj Khalifa in Dubai , the twisting mixed-use structure soars to a height of 632 meters, and sky gardens at the apex mimic traditional open courtyards. Read the rest of World’s 2nd Tallest Tower Tops Out in China Today! Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Art Gensler , Chinese architecture , Gensler , reduce wind load for chinese architecture , Shanghai financial district construction , shanghai tower , Shanghai tower topping out ceremony , sky gardens shanghai , skyscrapers , world’s second tallest tower        

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