Don't just look at the image here–click through to the interactive feature at National Geographic that details the towers under construction or proposed in Manhattan. The Nordstrom Tower, to be completed next year, will be the tallest roof in the USA; the Freedom Tower will remain the official #1, but much of its height is a spindly antenna.
In 1956, Frank Lloyd Wright proposed the Illinois Sky-City, a skyscraper taller than one mile (~1,600 meters). That's more than twice the height of Dubai's Burj Khalifa, currently the tallest structure in the world. In the video above, Dutch architest Stefan Al asks "Will there ever be a mile-high skyscraper?" If it happens, there should… READ THE REST
Aerial photographer Andy Yeung just released Walled City, a look at how Hong Kong's infamous dense and vertical city within a city resonates in buildings that still stand today. READ THE REST
Dmitry Chernysh found a soul mate who likes climbing towers as much as he does, so they upped the ante and took a 360-degree camera along for their latest climb. READ THE REST
If you're going on a trip, it isn't enough to bring your smartphone and your tablet and your laptop. You also have to bring all the charging cables for your phone. And the one for your tablet. And the charging brick plug-in. And the ones for your laptop. Before you know it, the stockpile of… READ THE REST
For years, karaoke was relegated to those places with a dedicated system and an archive of tracks for use. Now, Karaoke On Demand essentially gives you frustrated artists the chance to bring your song stylings out of the bar and into the outside world 24/7/365…whether the world is ready for you or not. Karaoke On… READ THE REST
With everyone looking for increased portability from all their necessary items, it's a surprise monocular telescopes haven't eclipsed binoculars yet. But it may not be too long before these lightweight marvels are nudging their way past their big, bulkier brother as the instrument people reach for to get a quality view from a distance. While… READ THE REST