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10 Oct 2017, Rottweil, Germany
An elevator test tower in Rottweil, Germany is now in full operation, welcoming the public to experience its rope-less, high-speed elevators, as well as a 360-degree view of the Black Forest and Swabian Alps. Read more.
23 Jun 2017, Rottweil, Germany
Described as the world’s first rope-less horizontal-vertical elevator system, MULTI has been unveiled at a 246-meter test tower in Rottweil. Instead of one cabin per shaft moving up and down, MULTI offers multiple cabins operating in a loop. Read more.
07 Jun 2017, Portland, United States
A developer has received a construction permit designating Framework, a 12-story wood-resilient building planned for Portland’s Pearl District, as a “shovel-ready” project, marking a landmark decision for the US construction industry. Read more.
01 Jun 2017, Singapore, Singapore
In June, Marina Bay Sands will launch “Spectra,” a new entertainment experience featuring a state-of-the-art light and water show. The free-to-public outdoor show is to be displayed over the water at the Event Plaza along the promenade. Read more.
24 May 2017, Weifang, China
On the Bailang River bridge in Weifang, China, stands a mighty installation that takes the title of “World’s Largest Spokeless Ferris Wheel,” according to developers. The ride measures a total height of 140 meters. Read more.
22 May 2017, Singapore, Singapore
A 15-story tower in Singapore is offering up luxury vehicles – including Bentleys, Ferraris, and Lamborghinis – and is the largest “vending machine” in the world. The showroom opened in December, with vehicles on display in 60 slots. Read more.
19 May 2017, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
A sky bridge has officially been lifted into place at a height of 220 meters. Stretching a distance of 85 meters, the sky bridge links the two towers of the Address Residences Sky View complex in Downtown Dubai. Read more.
18 May 2017, Sydney, Australia
Western Sydney University has unveiled its US$163.9 million flagship campus in the Parramatta CBD. Named the Peter Shergold Building, the 14-story campus will boast world-class, technologically advanced teaching and research spaces. Read more.
21 Apr 2017, London, United Kingdom
Europe’s tallest modular tower has seen its final module lowered into place in north London. The 29-story structure is a student accommodation scheme with over 580 rooms that will be ready for students to move into for the fall term. Read more.
17 Apr 2017, Chicago, United States
A new art installation has been illuminated in the epic lobby of 150 North Riverside. At 150 feet (46 meters) in length and 22 feet (seven meters) in height, the “150 Media Stream” is an ever changing digital installation comprising 89 LED blades. Read more.
10 Apr 2017, Miami, United States
As construction on One Thousand Museum progresses, the building’s unique design and structural system are coming into view. Due to complete in 2018, the project features a curvaceous exoskeleton that makes quite the statement. Read more.
29 Mar 2017, Brighton, United Kingdom
The 162-meter British Airways i360 observation tower in Brighton has been forced to close again – the latest in a series of breakdowns that have plagued the seafront attraction since it opened in the summer of 2016. Read more.
13 Mar 2017, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
A construction technologies firm has announced plans to build the world’s first 3D-printed skyscraper. As the technology has never been used or tested, it is likely that the plans will remain in a conceptual stage for the foreseeable future. Read more.
03 Feb 2017, Nanjing, China
Architects are bringing the vertical forest concept popularized in Milan to Nanjing, with the delivery of the Nanjing Towers. Depending on construction timelines, the green towers could be the first of their kind in all of Asia, according to developers. Read more.
13 Jan 2017, New York City, United States
CitizenM Hotel was constructed in Poland and shipped to New York City in 210 pieces. Currently under construction, the upcoming tower is more than halfway done, and is the largest permanent modular hotel project in the city. Read more.
28 Nov 2016, New York City, United States
A majority of the windows at New York City’s One World Trade Center haven’t been washed since 2015 because the system used to suspend the washers isn’t safe, according to a representative of the building's developer. Read more.
23 Nov 2016, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
The world’s future tallest supported-tower – dubbed The Tower at Dubai Creek Harbour – which is currently under construction in Dubai has undergone an extensive ground engineering investigation to ensure its stability. Read more.
28 Sep 2016, New York City, United States
The 94-story One World Trade Center was able to achieve LEED Gold certification due to the diverse range of sustainable features that have been incorporated into its construction, design, and daily operation. Read more.
19 Sep 2016, Los Angeles, United States
An updated set of renderings for the proposed W Hotel Los Angeles development reveal the addition of a massive wrap-around LED screen that will envelop the lower perimeter of all three towers central to the project. Read more.
16 Aug 2016, Los Angeles, United States
The OUE Skyspace is part of a $60 million overhaul of the public areas of the 310-meter U.S. Bank Tower. The renovations include a Skyslide, which starts at the 70th floor and is designed to endure the seismic activity common to the region. Read more.
16 Aug 2016, Melbourne, Australia
A 20-story high-rise commercial office building in Victoria, Australia, has become the first in the state – and just the second in the country – to achieve a six-star National Australian Built Environment Rating System (NABERS) energy rating. Read more.
27 Jul 2016, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
The developer behind the upcoming Tower at Dubai Creek Harbour, which is set to be 100 meters taller than the 828-meter Burj Khalifa, currently the world’s tallest building, has confirmed that it has completed advanced wind tunnel tests. Read more.
12 May 2016, Shanghai, China
A vertical transportation company has developed what it claims is the world's fastest elevator, featuring a speed of 20.6 meters per second. The company will apply the new technology to an elevator in China’s Shanghai Tower. Read more.
02 Mar 2016, Vancouver, Canada
Following an extensive review, the Canada Green Building Council awarded TELUS Garden's office building LEED Platinum certification. The honor was presented during the launch of the new Smart Prosperity initiative at TELUS Garden. Read more.
04 Dec 2015, Toronto, Canada
YC Condos, an under-construction high-rise in Toronto, will be fitted with a new type of viscoelastic damper in order to control for lateral resistance in the 199-meter building. These dampers are not typically used on concrete buildings. Read more.
11 Nov 2015, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
On November 10, Dubai Civil Defense signed a memorandum of understanding with Martin Aircraft for the intended future delivery of jetpacks to be used for targeted firefighting operations on the city's high-rises. Read more.
05 Nov 2015, Gijón, Spain
On November 5, only one year after announcing the concept of its game-changing MULTI elevator technology, ThyssenKrupp unveiled a fully-functional 1:3 scale model at its Innovation Center in Gijón, Spain. Read more.
04 Nov 2015, Seattle, United States
Use of steel fiber-reinforced concrete in place of rebar in the coupling beams of a metro Seattle, United States, skyscraper has helped simplify and speed the building's construction while maintaining structural integrity. Read more.
10 Sep 2015, New York City, United States
A shortage of US curtain walling makers caused by the 2008 global financial crisis is so severe that it is halting projects and has even forced the developer of Hudson Yards to open its own factory. Read more.
11 Aug 2015, Taipei, Taiwan
This past weekend TAIPEI 101's internal mechanisms set a new record while keeping it upright during a typhoon. On August 8, the building’s mass damper moved further than it ever had before in its decade-long history. Read more.