"World's Largest Vertical Maze" Adorns Dubai Office Tower

You did it, you crazy-looking building, you! Dubai's 55-story, aptly-named "Maze Tower" just got the nod from the Guinness folks that it's officially the largest vertical maze in the world. » 2/04/15 2:01pm 2/04/15 2:01pm

Death-Defying Photos Of Skyscraper Construction Workers Goofing Around

I guess you have to make your own fun at work, even when work is 20 stories off the ground on the skeleton of a future skyscraper. But these photos of construction workers enjoying their breaks and photo-ops high in the air are simply terrifying. » 1/20/15 3:00pm 1/20/15 3:00pm

This Conceptual Skyscraper Rises Like A Giant Coil

Called "The Endless City in Height," this gorgeous design does away with traditional stacking floors, replacing them with two street-sized ramps that rise and coil vertically into the London skyline. » 7/25/14 3:20pm 7/25/14 3:20pm

Behold the Phoenix Towers, a proposed 47-hectare complex designed for the Chinese city of Wuhan. The tallest tower will reach one kilometer in height, making it the tallest structure in the world. The "blatantly iconic" towers will also purify the city's polluted air and lakes. » 6/24/14 2:40pm 6/24/14 2:40pm

A proposal to wrap the world's tallest building in a reflective fabric

As if the Burj Khalifa wasn't spectacular enough, a Dubai-based think tank has proposed a radical installation that would encase the entire building in a super-lightweight, reflective and semi-transparent material suspended off its central spire. » 2/12/14 7:20am 2/12/14 7:20am

How skyscrapers forever changed our sense of scale

We don't know what the next tallest building in the world will be and by just how much it will beat its predecessor, but here is a good bet: a skyscraper and not by much. But this wasn't always the case. » 12/12/13 4:20pm 12/12/13 4:20pm

Much of the height in Earth's tallest towers 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." » 9/08/13 9:00am 9/08/13 9:00am

Here's China's impossible plan to build the world's tallest building in…

By next March, a 220-floor skyscraper will stand in Changsha that will measure 838 meters (2,749 feet) in height, what will be the world's tallest building. And amazingly, construction hasn't even begun. While it took Dubai more than five years to build the Burj Khalifa building — what is currently the world's… » 11/22/12 6:30am 11/22/12 6:30am

Behold the craziest skyscrapers of 2012, such as the wheeled apartment…

Every year, eVolo Magazine holds their Skyscraper Competition, which prompts designers from around the globe to redefine the aesthetics and function of your run-of-the-mill tall building. » 3/02/12 2:45pm 3/02/12 2:45pm

Bangkok's Sathorn Unique abandoned skyscraper: the supervillain HQ of…

Are you an enterprising crime lord looking to house 50 stories worth of henchmen? Why don't you check the Sathorn Unique ghost skyscraper in Bangkok, Thailand? No one lives there, and it's got a rooftop terrace perfect for villainous showdowns. » 10/04/10 11:05am 10/04/10 11:05am

Rotating, Wind-Controlled Skyscrapers Dominate the Skyline of Eco-Cities

You might have heard about the rotating skyscrapers already — one is set to be built in Moscow, and the other in Dubai. Floors slowly rotate around the building in a variety of patterns, powered by giant wind turbines fitted between floors, so the entire structure appears to shift and move with the wind. They look… » 6/25/08 10:18am 6/25/08 10:18am