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


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.


Tom Holmes stands next to the world’s tallest domino tower (Picture: Guinness Book of Records/PA) Continue reading »

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 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


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

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)