Gallery Of 68 Competitive Designs For The Great Tower For London, 1890

Gallery Of 68 Competitive Designs For The Great Tower For London, 1890

The year previous, 1889, saw the hugely successful Eiffel Tower go up in the centre of Paris, and the good people of London, not to be outdone, decided to get one of their own. A wonderful array of designs were put forward. Continue reading »

Futuristic Photographs Of The Block Tower In Hong Kong By Toby Harriman

Futuristic Photographs Of The Block Tower In Hong Kong By Toby Harriman

«For years I have seen amazing pictures and series of these public housing and aparments tower blocks being built and I knew I wanted to see and document for myself», says Toby Harriman. The American photographer went to Hong Kong for four days, during a trip to Asia, and decided to make this uniques series and video called «The Block Tower». Continue reading »

An Aerial View Of The 90-Meter-Long Puffer Fish Tower In East China

An Aerial View Of The 90-Meter-Long Puffer Fish Tower In East China

Glittering in the sunlight, the giant golden puffer fish tower has become a local landmark in Zhenjiang, east China’s Jiangsu Province. This giant tower was built to enhance awareness and protect the ecological resources in the Yangtze River Basin. Continue reading »

Denmark Will Have This Amazing New Observation Tower Next Year

Denmark Will Have This Amazing New Observation Tower Next Year

Designed by Danish architecture firm EFFEKT, The Treetop Experience of the Camp Adventure recreation park in Denmark, will debut in the summer of 2018. Located one hour south of Copenhagen, Denmark, the Treetop Experience begins with a walk through the forest of Gisselfeld Klosters Skove that has various sections to stop and relax, or explore and learn. Continue reading »

Building Of The Eiffel Tower In Stunning & Must-See Historical Photographs

Building Of The Eiffel Tower In Stunning & Must-See Historical Photographs

The Eiffel Tower (French: La Tour Eiffel, nickname La dame de fer, the iron lady) is a puddle iron lattice tower located on the Champ de Mars in Paris. Built in 1889, it has become both a global icon of France and one of the most recognizable structures in the world. The tower is the tallest building in Paris and the most-visited paid monument in the world. Named for its designer, engineer Gustave Eiffel, the tower was built as the entrance arch to the 1889 World’s Fair. The tower stands 324 metres (1,063 ft) tall, about the same height as an 81-storey building. Continue reading »

Amazing Modern Stairs In A Medieval Tower In Denmark

Amazing Modern Stairs In A Medieval Tower In Denmark

Situated in Denmark, the Kalø Tower is a 700 year old historical building. While inaccessible, the architecture studio MAP created a modern spiral staircase turning the place into a superb vantage point mixing archeology and contemporary design. Continue reading »

250 Year Old Tower In Croatia Was Turned Into A Cozy House

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This building is a former windmill built by Franciscan monks in 1761. The tower sits on a hill overlooking the harbor of the island of Hvar situated in the Adriatic Sea. Continue reading »

Soviet-Era Tesla Tower: Mysterious Object In Moscow Suburbs

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This is the 6-Megavolt complex called ‘Tesla Tower’ (but in fact is a Marx generator) belonging The High Voltage Research Center at the Russian Electrotechnical Institute, located in the city of Istra, Moscow Region. The massive device was built in 1970s and considered one of the most powerful in the world. Continue reading »

384ft-Tall Apartment Tower To Be World’s First Building Covered In Evergreen Trees

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Stefano Boeri, an Italian architect with an affinity for innovative green structures, is set to build a 117m-tall (384ft) apartment tower in Lausanne, Switzerland, that will be the first building in the world to be covered in evergreen trees. Continue reading »

An Artist Built a Tower in the Water to Give You a Different Perspective

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Artist and designer Florent Albinet, has created GABIE, an installation open to the public at Domaine de Chamarande in Essone, France, until November 1st, 2015.
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French “Spiderman” Climbs Tower for Nepal

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French climber Alain Robert, also known as “Spiderman”, holds the flag of Nepal as he scales the Tour Montparnasse, a 210-metre (689 ft) building in central Paris, France April 28, 2015, to show support for the victims after the earthquake in Nepal. (Photos by Gonzalo Fuentes/Reuters)
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A “Ghost Tower” in Bangkok

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Central Bangkok is seen from an abandoned skyscraper in Bangkok April 19, 2015. The abandoned building, known as Satorn Unique, dubbed the “ghost tower” was destined to become one of Bangkok’s most luxurious residential addresses but construction was never completed as the Thai economy was hit during the 1997 Asian Financial Crisis. Now, many travellers visit and explore 49-storey skyscraper. (Photo by Athit Perawongmetha/Reuters)
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The Amazon Tall Tower Observatory

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A worker paints the Amazon Tall Tower Observatory (ATTO) in Sao Sebastiao do Uatuma in the middle of the Amazon forest in Amazonas state January 10, 2015. The Amazon Tall Tower Observatory is a project of Brazil’s National Institute of Amazonian Research and Germany’s Max Planck Institute and will be equipped with high-tech instruments and an observatory to monitor relationships between the jungle and the atmosphere from next July. According to the institutes, ATTO will gather data on heat, water, carbon gas, winds, cloud formation and weather patterns. (Photo by Bruno Kelly/Reuters)
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New Glass Flooring Across Tower Bridge’s High-Level

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Daniella Marchesi walks across the 11 meter by 1.8 meter wide newly installed glass floor 138 feet above the River Thames at Tower Bridge, London, on November 10, 2014, after a £1 million improvement. The floor will allow visitors a view of the bridge lifts and is the most significant change since the Tower bridge Experience opening in 1982. (Photo by John Stillwell/PA Wire)
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Photo of the Day: Eiffel Tower Renovation

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A bottom view of the new 1st floor of the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France, October 6, 2014. The first floor of the iconic landmark was renovated and reopened. (Photo by Yoan Valat/EPA)
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Selfie After Climbing 1,350ft Dubai Tower

Selfie After Climbing 1,350ft Dubai Tower

A Russian daredevil has captured a vertigo-inducing selfie – while standing on top of a Dubai skyscraper. Continue reading »

Shanghai Tower Cranes Come Down

Shanghai Tower Cranes Come Down
Cranes that have helped to build the Shanghai Tower, China’s tallest building and the world’s 2nd tallest, are seen being dismantled. (Photo by Rex Features) Continue reading »

A Rich Guy Buys a Water Tower

A Rich Guy Buys a Water Tower
This 100ft (30 meters) water tower located in the small Belgian village of Steenokkerzeel was originally built between 1938 and 1941. Continue reading »

Tallest Domino Tower World Record Broken by Bristol-based Engineer

Bristol-based graduate Tom Holmes set a new Guinness World Record after creating the structure that reached 5.275m at its peak. It took the record breaker 7.5 hours of gruelling concentration and 2,688 dominos to complete the towering task. The final result dwarfed the previous record holder by almost 20cm and would tower above the average double decker bus by over a metre.

Tallest Domino Tower World Record Broken by Bristol-based Engineer
Tom Holmes stands next to the world’s tallest domino tower (Picture: Guinness Book of Records/PA) Continue reading »

Eiffel Tower made of Snow

Eiffel Tower made of Snow

An Eiffel Tower made of snow is seen in front of the real Eiffel Tower in Paris. (FRANCK FIFE/AFP/Getty Images)

Ostankino Tower Celebrating Victory Day

Ostankino Tower Celebrating Victory Day

Ostankino Tower is a television and radio tower in Moscow, Russia. Standing 540.1 metres (1,772 ft) tall, Ostankino was designed by Nikolai Nikitin. It is currently the tallest freestanding structure in Europe and sixth tallest in the world. The tower was the first free-standing structure to exceed 500 m (1,600 ft) in height. Ostankino was built to mark the 50th anniversary of the October Revolution. It is named after the Ostankino district of Moscow in which it is located. Continue reading »

Tower of Books

Tower of Books
A three-story sculpture “tower of books” representing over 15,000 titles that have been written about Abraham Lincoln, are part of an exhibit at the Ford’s Theater Center for Education and Leadership in Washington. (AP)

The World’s Highest Lego Tower

The World's Highest Lego Tower

People look at the world’s highest Lego tower, at a stand at Kidexpo, a fair dedicated to games and leisure for children, in Paris (FRANCOIS GUILLOT/AFP/Getty Images)