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How the World’s Biggest Clock Tried to Change the Center of Time

At 1,972 feet, the Makkah clock tower is the tallest building in Saudi Arabia and, worldwide, is second in height only to the Burj Khalifa in Dubai. That total height does include a 233-foot tall spire used to help track … Continue reading

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Shard Team To Build World’s Tallest Tower

The team behind the construction of the Shard in London has landed a contract to project-manage the $1.2bn (£780m) construction of the world’s tallest building. London-based Mace will work with fellow British firm EC Harris to create the Kingdom Tower … Continue reading

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Tallest Building in the World

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Click for larger view Deskarati has produced a new Worlds tallest building graphic and you can find it here. It includes the recent Makkah Royal Clock Tower which is now officially the second tallest building in the world. It also … Continue reading

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The World’s Largest Clock Face

The Abraj Al-Bait Towers, also known as the Mecca (Makkah) Royal Hotel Clock Tower, is a building complex in Mecca, Saudi Arabia. These towers are a part of the King Abdulaziz Endowment Project that strives to modernize the holy city in catering to the pilgrims. The … Continue reading

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Hyperion – The Worlds Tallest Tree

Hyperion is the name of a coast redwood (Sequoia sempervirens) in Northern California that was measured at 115.61 metres (379.3 ft), which ranks it as the world’s tallest known living tree. Despite its great height, Hyperion is not the largest known coast redwood; that distinction belongs to … Continue reading

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The World’s Tallest Buildings

Tallest Buildings in the world

One of Deskarati’s most popular posts is our ‘Tallest Buildings in the World‘ article which we published a while ago. It seems you cannot get enough of pictures showing the greatest buildings across the world. So we designed a new … Continue reading

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World’s highest power pylon stands tall in China.

A giant power supply pylon, believed to be the world’s tallest, has recently been completed in China’s Anhui Province, standing at an impressive 277.5 metres high. Part of a huge engineering project to construct a new ultra high voltage power … Continue reading

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Amazing 360 deg view from The Shard

Click the image above for a amazing 360 deg view from Europe’s Tallest Building – The Shard. Thanks to Steve Barker for the suggestion.

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X-Seed 4000 the tallest building ever fully envisioned

the tallest building ever fully envisioned

The X-Seed 4000 is the tallest building ever fully envisioned, meaning that the designs for construction have been completed. The idea was initially created and developed by Peter Neville. Its proposed 4 km (2.5 mi) height, 6 km (3.7 mi) wide sea-base, and 800 … Continue reading

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The Tallest Men in the World

These are the five tallest men alive, in the world today alongside the tallest man ever Robert Wadlow the 8’11.1″ American Giant who died in 1940. Click picture for larger view.

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The World’s Tallest Climbing Wall

The Excalibur at the Klimcentrum Bjoeks (Bjoeks Climb Center) in the town of Groningen, in The Netherlands is considered to be the tallest climbing wall in the world. The wall is over 121 feet (37 meters) heigh. But, what makes climbing the Excalibur such … Continue reading

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The tallest building in Europe – Shard London Bridge

Shard London Bridge or The Shard (formerly known as London Bridge Tower or the Shard of Glass) is a skyscraper in Southwark, London. Standing 309.6 metres (1,016 ft) above ground level, it is the tallest building in Europe as of July … Continue reading

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The World’s Tallest Tower

Nearly a year after the magnitude-9.0 quake that pummeled Japan, construction of the world’s tallest tower, the Tokyo Sky Tree, is now complete. Builder Obayashi, which recently announced plans for a space elevator to start services by 2050, declared the … Continue reading

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One World Trade Center the Tallest Building In New York

The news that construction is beginning on the hundredth floor of a building that will eventually rise to 104 would not ordinarily be much of a story. But on Monday, the skyscraper that has been rising from the site of the … Continue reading

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Sitting on Top of the Tallest Building in the World

Would you like to see Tom Cruise climbing on the Burj Khalifa for his latest movie Mission Impossible – Ghost Protocol. Click Here The Tallest Buildings in the World  

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Tallest Buildings in the World

Tallest Buildings in the world

Click for larger view Deskarati has produced a new Worlds tallest building graphic and you can find it here. It includes the recent Makkah Royal Clock Tower which is now officially the second tallest building in the world. It also … Continue reading

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Earth’s Tallest Man-Made Structure from Space

The 828 metre Burj Khalifa skyscraper towers above downtown Dubai in the United Arab Emirates. The no doubt soon-to-be iconic image taken earlier this year by GeoEye 1, the highest resolution satellite in operation, opens the 2011 calendar of parent company GeoEye. … Continue reading

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World’s tallest buildings, circa 1884

Click the picture for close up view. The Washington Monument was the tallest building in the world for about five years before the Eiffel Tower, at almost double the height of the Washington Monument, took over the top spot for … Continue reading

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