Construction resumes on the tallest tower in the world

March 13, 2018 by  
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Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture ‘s Jeddah Tower in Saudi Arabia is designed to be the world’s tallest building – however construction has been stalled at the 63rd floor. Now, according to local news, construction has resumed. Once the project is completed, which is slated to happen in 2020, the building will rise 3,281 feet (1,000 meters) into the sky. According to the Times of Oman , the $1.5 billion tower, also known as the Kingdom Tower , was experiencing challenges in construction. “We have faced delays. In projects of this magnitude you always have delays – I hope we’ll recover the delays we’ve had. We will be open for business by 2020, hopefully,” Mounib Hammoud, CEO of Jeddah Economic Co , said in an interview with the Times of Oman . Related: Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Will Design Tallest Building in the World, Kingdom Tower in Saudi Arabia Building a tower this size is going to have challenges, so a delay isn’t entirely unexpected. Nothing this height has ever been built before, and it requires a lot of extra work, including experts who check the tower every week to make sure it is completely vertical. You can imagine what a disaster even a small percentage of lean would be. Even with the delays, the tower should have a concrete shell and cladding by next year and it’s scheduled to open to the public the following year. Right now, the world’s tallest building is the 2,716 foot-tall Burj Khalifa in Dubai. + JEC + Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture Via Times of Oman and Dezeen

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The Crystal-Like Greenland Tower Breaks Ground in Chengdu, China

November 26, 2014 by  
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Connect:Homes 2.0 Is a Contemporary Customizable and Sustainable Prefabricated Home!

June 29, 2012 by  
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Austrian Hans Sapperlot Turns Traditional Loden Fabric Into Cool Knit Furniture Designs

June 29, 2012 by  
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The Austrian designers at  Hans Sapperlot have given traditional loden fabric a cool and modern twist. By creating ‘invisible’ stitches in the woolen material, they turn the simple textile into a textured wonder. Their Smok range includes chairs, lamps and carpets, but we can think of plenty of new uses for this soft and biodegradable fabric! Read the rest of Austrian Hans Sapperlot Turns Traditional Loden Fabric Into Cool Knit Furniture Designs Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “green furniture” , Austria , Decorative Objects , eco wool , Hans Sapperlot , loden , recycling / compost , smok , Sustainable Upholstery , texture , wool , wool textiles

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F1 Designer Gordon Murray Wins Future Car Challenge With 350MPGe EV

November 10, 2011 by  
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Former F1 designer Gordon Murray has won the Future Car Challenge with his mini-EV — a vehicle able to achieve the electric equivalent of 350 mpg! The feat puts it head and shoulders above the likes of the Nissan Leaf and BMW Active-E in a competition that challenged EVs to complete a 57 mile journey using the least amount of energy possible. Read the rest of F1 Designer Gordon Murray Wins Future Car Challenge With 350MPGe EV Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: F1 Designer Gordon Murray , Future Car Challenge , Future Car Challenge 2011 , Future Car Challenge race , gordon murray , gordon murray batmobile , Gordon Murray Future Car Challenge , Gordon Murray T.25 , Gordon Murray T.27 , T.27 Future Car Challenge

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NASCAR Giants Jimmie Johnson and Jeff Gordon Going Green in Chevy Volts

August 28, 2011 by  
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Photo Courtesy of Chevrolet Volt Although the idea of NASCAR going green isn’t much more than a fantasy, individual drivers can still join the ranks of the sustainability movement. And that’s what racing legends Jimmie Johnson and Jeff Gordon have done. The two are the hybrid Volt’s new spokesmen, and can be found driving around town in the eco-friendly rides. But… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Chicago firm to build world’s fourth tallest building in China

August 5, 2011 by  
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Ritu Mathur: Wuhan Greenland Center Designed by Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture. Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill architecture has accomplished another feat by winning the international bid to design Wuhan Greenland Center at Wuhan, a meeting point of Yangtez and Han rivers. The building will highlight China on the world map as it will be the fourth tallest building in the world. The Chicago based firm will be leading an interdisciplinary team consisting of various renowned firms like Thortan Tomasetti for structural engineering, PositivEnergy Practise, an energy service firm and other architect firms HOK Architects, GMP Architects and P&T Architects, for building the 606 meters (1988 feet) building within a span of five years. Picture Gallery Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture to Design World’s 4th Tallest Building Construction is scheduled to begin this summer in Wuhan near the meeting of the Yangtze and Han rivers. This skyscraper is a project of Greenland Group, a Shanghai based company which is into the construction of this high profile building. At 119 levels, Wuhan Greenland Center will have 300,000 square meters of floor area. Out of which 200,000 square meter is earmarked for offices, 50,000 square meter for luxury apartments and 45 000 square meter for a grandiose five star hotel. Besides, the building will also house a 27 meter tall private club which will give the onlookers an opportunity to witness the breathtaking views of the city. The building is being designed with many eco friendly systems inbuilt in the design. Some of the important features are the tapered shape of the building and the tripod base being topped by rounded domes. This design has been developed in view of minimizing wind resistance and vortex action of the building, owing to its height. The corners of the tower will be made of curved glasses providing an apparent contrast with the curtained wall, engulfing the entire body of the building. Fissures in the building will be instrumental in venting wind pressure against the condominium. The architects have very consciously included an array of sustainable elements in the design of the building. For water recycling, a water recovery system will be installed which will take water from the hotel laundry, kitchen, and bathrooms and will reuse it for cooling purpose. For a highly efficient lighting system, low energy consuming lights and lamps will be installed. Besides there will also be a day light responsive system which will turn off lights automatically in case of sufficient sun light. For conservation of water low flow plumbing systems will be installed which will ensure conservation of energy and minimization of potable water wastage. The building is still in the designing phase and is expected to come up as a spectacular building with lots of sustainable systems ingrained in designing. Via: Bustler

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Celebrity Chef Gordon Ramsay Assaulted While Investigating Shark Fin Trade

January 3, 2011 by  
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photo via bfeedme.com Being a muckraking celebrity chef can be dangerous to your health. Just ask Brit Gordon Ramsay, who was showered with gasoline and held at gunpoint after he confronted a gang trafficking in illegal shark fins in Costa Rica. The segment was intended for his new program Big Fish Fight, but ended with Ramsay begin told by local authorities to flee the country for his own safety….

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A Virtual Tour of Tomorrow’s Super-Sustainable Farm (Part 2)

January 7, 2010 by  
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Part 1 of this post described what you could see while riding along in the tractor on a super-sustainable farm of the near future (only text in red describes things that are not already fully available to farmers).   Our guide is Sarah, a 24 year-old intern on the Gordon family farm in Iowa

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A Virtual Tour of Tomorrow’s Super-Sustainable Farm (Part 1)

January 7, 2010 by  
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Today we will be touring a farm of the future that employs the state-of-the-art farming methods that have been developed over decades of effort by growers, academic researchers, extension agents, and technology companies. Actually most of what we will see is already possible in 2010 and only the things highlighted in red require some change to become fully available

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