The world’s new tallest tower moves forward in Dubai

June 15, 2016 by  
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When you’re aiming for a project to be the first, biggest, or best of its kind in the world, having an international team on the job can really help. With headquarters in Australia and South Africa, Aurecon has been named as engineer and architect of record for Spanish-born designer Santiago Calatrava’s Tower at Dubai Creek Harbour , which aims to overtake the nearby  Burj Khalifa as the tallest structure in the world. The new $1 billion tower is planned to be 100 meters taller than the current title holder. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tb8eOV0s5bA Aurecon and Calatrava will partner on the technical aspects of the building project for the new tower, which will be the centerpiece of Emaar Properties’ Dubai Creek Harbour . It’s a new development project that seeks to blend the area’s key waterways with high-end mixed use buildings, all in an open site adjacent to an existing wildlife refuge. The development will be home to several residential towers, boasting stellar views of the 1500-acre Ras Al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary as well as Dubai Creek itself. Related: Calatrava’s Dubai observation tower resembles the Hanging Gardens of Babylon Emaar Properties promises the completed tower will stand 928 meters high, dwarfing the 829.8-meter Burj Khalifa that opened in 2010. The new Tower at Dubai Creek Harbour will be composed of a central concrete column supported by a network of steel cable stays, engineered to protect the skyscraper  against the elements, including high winds. “The Calatrava team were looking to work directly with experts who have had hands-on project experience on other super-tall and similar mega-projects,” said Adrian Jones, Aure­con’s project director. “The tower will test the craftsmanship of Aurecon as we play our part in making a mark on the built fabric of mankind.” The world’s new tallest tower is expected to be complete by 2020, just in time for Dubai’s Expo 2020 which begins in October of that year. + The Tower at Dubai Creek Harbour Via The National Images via Emaar Properties and Google Maps

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There Are Still 2 Million Barrels of BP’s Deepwater Horizon Oil Hanging Out in the Gulf of Mexico

October 29, 2014 by  
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A new study by a team from the University of California-Santa Barbara, University of California-Irvine, and the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute has found that there are still two million barrels-worth of oil from BP’s 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster sitting on the floor of the Gulf of Mexico. The study, published October 27, 2014 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences describes a “bathtub ring” of oil droplets covering an area of the seabed larger than Rhode Island. Missing Attachment Missing Attachment Read the rest of There Are Still 2 Million Barrels of BP’s Deepwater Horizon Oil Hanging Out in the Gulf of Mexico Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: deepwater horizon , environmental disaster , gulf of mexico , macondo well , oil drilling , oil droplets , oil gulf of mexico , oil slick , oil spill , sea bed , sea floor , university of california

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Adorable and Cheap DIY Hanging Air Plant Containers Project!

July 21, 2012 by  
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This creative DIY was designed by the Tempest currently based in the UK, is a engineering student by day, artist and blogger by night. With a little spray paint, a good window, a nail and some string, you too can have these little hanging planters . They are cheap, adorable, recycled and perfect for displaying air plants. Read the rest of Adorable and Cheap DIY Hanging Air Plant Containers Project! Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: air plants , DIY , diy gardening , gallery , Gardening , green home decor , green interior

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Gathering Low Hanging Fruit is Not Enough to Green Industry

February 27, 2012 by  
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The industrial sector is responsible for more than 40 percent of the United States' GDP — and uses one quarter of its energy, almost all from fossil fuels. It's clear this is where the biggest benefits and opportunities lie for a shift to a low-carbon economy.

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The Social Intrapreneur’s Push from Innovation to Company-wide Integrity

February 27, 2012 by  
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The final installment of a seven-week series on how sustainability professionals can make change from within the enterprise explores the hardest part of the journey up Mt. Sustainability.

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Creative Vertical Garden Built With Dozens Of Hanging Flowerpots In Brazil

August 9, 2011 by  
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Photos: Rosenbaum. Building on the great response their awesome vertical garden with recycled plastic bottles received, Brazilian design studio Rosenbaum has come up with another vertical garden for their latest Lar doce lar project (a segment at a popular TV show where they remodel houses of low-income families). This time they used hanging flowerpots attached to the wall, giving an interesting illusion… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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A-Frame Hanging Planter Turns Your Plants Into Trapeze Artists

August 5, 2011 by  
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If your windowsill is getting a little cramped with flora, first give yourself a pat on the back for your green thumb , and then create some new space for your oxygen-giving friends with this A-frame hanging planter. Handcrafted in California, this piece was inspired by A-frame architecture — a symbol of the good life in post-war America. Each frame has been constructed with deadstock military cotton strapping, bronze fasteners and Ipe wood, and will fit a small- to medium-sized a collared pot. + Pocketo Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: A-Frame Hanging Planter , green gardening , green planters , hanging planters , planters | , planting indoors , poketo , wood planters

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Amazing Hanging Garden is Suspended in the Sky

October 20, 2010 by  
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We are simply awe-struck by Shinji Turner-Yamamoto ’s Hanging Garden sculpture, which was recently installed in the abandoned Holy Cross Church of Cincinnati. The organic artwork consists of a living tree supported by an inverted, uprooted dead tree, delicately suspended in a deserted worship space

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