11 January 2012_14:30pm

Skyscrapercity

Something most of us have noticed over the years, if you’re old enough… as always – bust follows boom!

Skyscrapers ‘linked with impending financial crashes’

There is an “unhealthy correlation” between the building of skyscrapers and subsequent financial crashes, according to Barclays Capital.

Examples include the Empire State building, built as the Great Depression was under way, and the current world’s tallest, the Burj Khalifa, built just before Dubai almost went bust.

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5 October 2011_02:30am

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11 September 2011_12:05pm

The world is hoping today will be a quiet one.

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8 September 2011_12:35pm

Superb page on the BBC website today. A guided tour of the World Trade Center site in New York and find out about the plans for a memorial, a museum, giant skyscrapers and a massive new station, with narration from Dara McQuillan from developer Silverstein Properties.

Follow the link – Explore The world Trade Centre Site

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7 September 2011_16:08pm

Apples proposed new HQ. Because we love Apple. And Steve Jobs.

Here’s why:
http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2011/08/24/technology/steve-jobs-patents.html

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16 March 2011_12:39pm

Japan. March 2011

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10 March 2011_09:45am

30 Amazing White Buildings That Help to Fight Global Warming

According to a study by the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in California, white roofs would help to fight global warming. Click on the photo to see some old and modern examples of completely white buildings.

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27 February 2011_17:52pm

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18 December 2010_13:29pm

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6 December 2010_21:48pm

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9 November 2010_09:08am

In response to the alarming situation in Syria and other Middle Eastern countries, architects James Murray and Tobey Lloyd from the United Kingdom proposed a series of vertical hydroponics oases which provide housing and allotments for local residents. It only utilizes ten percent of the water needed in regular farming. Hydroponic towers can increase the yield and quality of horticulture crops. At the same time, by eliminating the soil, you eliminate soil borne disease and weeds while gaining precise control over quality.

Creative Commons License

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5 November 2010_14:23pm

The opening day of the Empire State Building, 1931.

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3 November 2010_15:37pm

Splendid Architecture

“This house features a large inner courtyard that pivots around an established tree. Largely open in terms of both air and glazing on the south side, the dwelling opens up to the park with overlapping indoor-outdoor spaces. The covered patio space is built around a tree trunk which offers a dynamic and organic architectural element to the outdoor space. Using a fluid and continuous structural form, the design aims to effortlessly exist with the environment.”

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1 November 2010_15:03pm

Dubai from the air. Stunning!

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