With economies booming all over east Asia, a lot of countries have been looking at all kinds of mind-bogglingly expensive and elaborate structures of the future. The above gorgeous future super city costing $275 billion mega-city built on the islands of Yongyu-Muui in the port city of Incheon.
While this giant trampoline bridge would probably never happen in real life due to so many reasons, one day when I’m super duper rich, I’m going to have one of these built so me and my friends (yes, you) can bounce back and forth all day until we pass out.
Just look at that gorgeous concept for the proposed London Britannia Airport. It looks like something out of Doctor Who, from London in the year 2100. And it could be a reality, if it gets approval from the British government. The proposed airport is an alternative to another expansion of Heathrow, already the busiest airport in the world.
Unlike the US or east Asia, Europe isn’t generally known for its collection of massive skyscrapers. But when “The Shard” officially opened in London yesterday, Great Britain now has the honor of having the tallest skyscraper in Europe.
Building a really tall skyscraper, if you’re really hauling ass, would take you about a year. That’s if you’re really pushing it, but most super tall skyscrapers like the Burj Khalifa or Tapei 101 take several years or more to complete. One Chinese company is confident that it can build the world’s tallest building, called Sky City One, in an unbelievable 90 days.
What with the Middle East and East Asia stuck in a continual race to build the world’s tallest skyscrapers, France wants to get in on the action with a skyscraper that will not only look nice against the Paris skyline, but appears to be getting ripped apart from a nearby black hole.
There’s a damn good reason no one builds skyscrapers out of wood, mainly because it’s just not very durable, resilient or flexible compared to steel, and when you start framing it up high enough, it’s not very good at holding its weight. Oh, and because if there’s a fire, you’re just going to create a giant chimney of death. But fuck that, Vancouver is gonna build a 30 story wooden skyscraper anyway.
If the Citadel from Half Life 2 were a real building, it would be 3x taller than any building on Earth
The Citadel from Half Life 2 was a pretty big fucking building, but if it were a real building, it would absolutely dwarf any building on Earth. By about three times. Yup, three times taller than the Burj Khalifa tower in Dubai, and that’s a damn tall building.
On Leap Year Day this year, Japan completed the Tokyo Sky Tree, making it the world’s second tallest structure behind the Burj Khalifa tower in Dubai. At 2,080 feet (634 m) the tower stands nearly twice as Japan’s previous tallest frame, the 1,091-ft (333-m) Tokyo Tower transmitter. It’s an audacious technological feat when one considers this is at the heart of an earthquake zone.