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Glass-Bottomed Bridge

Architects Haim Dotan designed this awe-inspiring bridge to float 984ft. above China’s Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon, offering up to 800 pedestrians incredible thrills as they look straight down to the bottom. Opens 10/2015. Link Continue Reading from the Source

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50 Buildings That Point to the Future of Cities

Most “best-of” lists for buildings focus on superlatives: tallest, prettiest, most expensive. For the past 50 days, The Guardian has taken a slightly different approach by compiling a stellar lineup of 50 great buildings in 50 different cities. The series serves as both a crash course in architectural history and comprehensive survey of where contemporary [...]

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How Much Do Skyscrapers Actually Move?

The night Hurricane Alicia struck Houston in the summer of 1983, shattering high-rise windows downtown and stacking sailboats in the marina, there were two engineers waiting on the top floor of the Allied Bank Plaza. The 71-story emerald glass tower—since renamed, and renamed again—had just opened that year. In August, its top floor was still [...]

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Uber’s New San Francisco Headquarters is as Ostentatious as You’d Expect

If there’s anything we’ve learned about Uber over the past few years, it’s that the app-based taxi service company doesn’t like to do things quietly. On Wednesday, Uber released the first renderings for its new downtown San Francisco HQ, and yep, they’re every bit as over-the-top and intentionally futuristic as you’d imagine. Read more… Continue [...]

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