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VIDEO: World’s Skinniest Skyscraper Completed in NYC

VIDEO: World’s Skinniest Skyscraper Completed in NYC

SHoP Architects has completed what is being called the world's skinniest skyscraper -- a 1,428-foot-high residential tower in New York City with a height-to-width ratio of 24:1. The supertall skyscraper at 111 West 57th Street was engineered by WSP with 14,000 psi...

First Permitted 3D Printed House in Florida

First Permitted 3D Printed House in Florida

These printed homes are said to be quicker to make, stronger, and resistant to such Florida hazards as mold, hurricanes and flooding. And most crucial of all: They seem poised to offer affordable housing in a state where many have forgotten there can be such a thing....

The Tunnel That’s Failing New York City

The Tunnel That’s Failing New York City

THIS 110-year-old two-track tunnel beneath the Hudson River carries 200,000 people a day – and it’s crumbling. Between 2014 and 2018, major failures caused 65,000 minutes of train delays. That’s roughly 45 days of commuters stuck on platforms, trains or facing a...

Trimble Spot on with Autonomous Robotic Scanning solution

Trimble Spot on with Autonomous Robotic Scanning solution

Project progress can be monitored remotely and in 3D with a laser scanner and Trimble FieldLink software mounted aboard Boston Dynamics’ site-roving Spot robot. “Using the X7 laser scanner integrated with Spot lets us document changes on the jobsite and make important...

The World’s Biggest Observation Wheel Built in Dubai

The World’s Biggest Observation Wheel Built in Dubai

When the London Eye opened in 2000 it was intended to be a temporary attraction - but it proved so popular that it became a permanent fixture of the skyline, making towering observation wheels the new must-have landmark of the new millennium. Since then, more than 18...

Vienna is Building a $6BN “City Within a City”

Vienna is Building a $6BN “City Within a City”

RENOWNED for its unique blend of architecture and stunning cultural landmarks, Vienna is among Europe’s top travel destinations.But while it is perhaps best known for its well-preserved heritage buildings, the capital of Austria has been pioneering new approaches to...

LIFTBOT – the Robotic Digital Worker For Scaffolding

LIFTBOT – the Robotic Digital Worker For Scaffolding

A robot from startup Kewazo that automates material transport for scaffolding construction is one example of how robotics and drone technology are changing the industry. The Liftbot is making inroads in Europe and is proving versatile with adjustments that allow it to...

Inovation in Construction of Moveable Bridges

Inovation in Construction of Moveable Bridges

Bridges are gigantic structures that are usually stationary, so you wouldn’t expect them to move. However, certain bridges are specifically constructed to do so! We’re talking about the Pont Jacques-Chaban-Delmas, the Gateshead Millennium Bridge, the Heatherwick...

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