Category Archives: Tallest

World’s highest bridge opens to traffic in southwest China

Guizhou Province in southwest China is already home to seven of the 10 highest bridges in the country. And the Beipanjiang Bridge, the world’s highest, has just opened to traffic. Clearly with a good head for heights, CCTV’s Liu Yang … Continue reading

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Everest Isn’t the Tallest Mountain

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World’s Tallest Water Slide Set to Make a Splash

Today, Kansas City’s Schlitterban water park will unveil a new, record-setting way to soak its patrons when it flips the “On” switch for the “Verrückt,” the world’s tallest water slide. Verrückt, in German, means “insane,” so it’s a safe bet … Continue reading

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Behold the Phoenix Towers

British studio Chetwoods has unveiled a proposal to create the world’s tallest tower in the Chinese city of Wuhan, with a host of environmental functions that will attempt to purify the city’s polluted air and lakes. The Phoenix towers, the tallest of which … Continue reading

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Top 10 Tallest Buildings in the World

Deskarati Top Ten Worlds Tallest Buildings

Deskarati has a bit of a fascination with heights. Over the years we have shown you the tallest men in the world, the tallest tree in the world, some of the most dangerously high treks in the world. And of … Continue reading

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Chicago skyscraper’s tilting platform

A tilting viewing platform is offering visitors to a Chicago skyscraper an unusual view of the city’s famous skyline. The platform is on the 94th floor of the John Hancock Center, one of the tallest buildings in the United States. Visitors are … Continue reading

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How High Can We Build?

What’s the tallest thing we’ve ever built and how tall will we ever be able to build? See Deskarati’s World’s Tallest Buildings here.

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Hitachi to build ‘world’s fastest’ lift in China

Hitachi has said it will install a lift capable of reaching speeds of 72km/h (45mph) into a skyscraper in Guangzhou, southern China. The lift, the fastest in the world, would take 43 seconds to go from the first to 95th … Continue reading

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Shukhov Tower: The Eiffel of the East

The proposed demolition of a rusting Soviet radio tower in Moscow has ignited a passionate, international conservation campaign. Why? The slender, steel frame of the Shabolovka Tower rises above the rooftops of Moscow. At 160m (525ft) high, it is a … Continue reading

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Chinese tycoon vows to build world’s tallest building in 6 months

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A Chinese multi-millionaire who built himself an Egyptian pyramid and a replica of Versailles vows to construct the world’s tallest building in just six months – despite authorities preventing work amid safety concerns. Zhang Yue is worth an estimated 1.1 billion … Continue reading

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New Year Fireworks at the Burj Khalifa

The largest firework show in history took place last night in Dubai, utilising the worlds tallest building, the Burj Khalifa.

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Famous Tallest Buildings in the World

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Cayan – The Twisted Tower

Cayan Tower is a 306 metres (1,004 ft) tall 80 storey supertall skyscraper in Dubai, United Arab Emirates by Cayan Real Estate Investment and Development. The tower is designed by Skidmore, Owings and Merrill SOM architectural group, the same group who … Continue reading

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The Tallest Building Ever Imagined

Neal Stephenson studied physics before becoming a writer, and his fascination with the way science and technologies develop is a central theme in much of his work. At an event in 2011, a university chief accused the author and other science-fiction … Continue reading

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Much of the Height of Word’s’s tallest Buildings is useless space

What do the tallest buildings in the world have in common besides their height? According to a new report, a great deal of the vertical space in the world’s supertall skyscrapers consists non-occupiable “vanity height.” The Council on Tall Buildings … Continue reading

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The New Second Tallest Building In The World

The second tallest building in the world is more like a vertical city than a building. Think of it like this: the 632-meter tall Shanghai Tower is a bustling mixed-use metropolis with more green space (and even more people) than … Continue reading

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World’s Tallest Woman

 

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Climbing the Burj Khalifa (The World’s Tallest Building)

 

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How deadly are the world’s tallest mountains?

Sure, Everest has claimed the most lives – but its death/successful-ascent ratio is actually pretty low. Via The Economist: Everest’s smaller and less well-trodden Himalayan sisters tend to be much deadlier. For every three thrill-seekers that make it safely up … Continue reading

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One World Trade Center spire installed in New York City

The spire has been installed atop New York’s One World Trade Center, making the skyscraper the tallest building in the Western hemisphere. The building in lower Manhattan, still being built, stands at the site of the 11 September 2001 attacks. The … Continue reading

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