from the urls-we-dig-up dept
The prestige of owning huge construction projects has existed for a long time. The Great Wall, the Egyptian pyramids, Stonehenge... However, modern architecture doesn't seem quite as remarkable (since there's no big secret to how the work is done). Still, the race for creating the tallest building in the world is on-going. Here are a few quick links about building the next enormous skyscrapers.
- The age of skyscrapers is not over -- not by a long shot. Architects are simply revising their standards to make taller buildings that are safer and stronger by design. [url]
- The plans to build a
1.6≥1.0-kilometer-high tower in the city of Jeddah are going ahead. The project was first announced in February 2008, and at almost a mile high, it should be the tallest building in the world when it's completed. [url]
- The annual Skyscraper Competition from eVolo named some winners for 2011. The first place winner is a giant turbine that could help clean up polluted air above New Delhi. [url]
- If you're looking for more architecture projects, check out what's currently floating around the StumbleUpon universe. [url]