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  • A 58-story skyscraper in San Francisco that's tilting and sinking (trunc)

    09/07/2018 4:18:59 AM PDT · by sodpoodle · 75 replies
    Business Insider /MSN ^ | 9/7/2018 | Aria Bendix
    At 58 stories and 645 feet high, the luxury Millennium Tower is the tallest concrete structure in San Francisco. It's also one of the most unstable. On Saturday, an apartment owner detected a large fissure in his window on the high-rise's 36th floor, according to the San Francisco Chronicle. Earlier that day, residents reported hearing a series of creaking noises, followed by a loud pop. As of Tuesday, the building's management company had 72 hours to report on the issue. Though officials blocked off part of the sidewalk, a spokesperson for the Department of Building Inspection said there was no...
  • Raging inferno collapses office building in Brazil

    05/01/2018 7:49:32 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 8 replies
    NY Post ^ | 1 May 2018 | Yaron Steinbuch
    A 26-story abandoned office building in Brazil occupied by dozens of squatters turned into a towering inferno and collapsed Tuesday, killing at least one person and spewing fiery debris across the area... “The lifts had been taken out and those empty air shafts formed a chimney. There was also a lot of combustible material, such as wood and paper which helped fuel the fire,” he said. Tuesday’s fiery collapse was expected to put a spotlight on housing problems in São Paulo, where several dozen dwellings have been occupied by fair-housing groups that take over and then fight for ownership.
  • ..hang a wandering skyscraper from asteroid orbiting Earth

    03/29/2017 4:36:58 AM PDT · by Candor7 · 55 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 23:36 BST, 27 March 2017 | Stacy Liberatore
    A New York architecture firm has unveiled designs for a skyscraper that is out of this world. Deemed the ‘world’s tallest building ever’, Analemma Tower will be suspended from an orbiting asteroid 31,068 miles (50,000 km) above the Earth– and the only way to leave is by parachute.
  • Behold The Big Bend - the incredible U-shaped New York skyscraper

    03/22/2017 6:25:35 PM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 42 replies
    daily mail ^ | 22 March 2017 | NAOMI LEACH
    Now THAT’S loopy! Behold The Big Bend - the incredible U-shaped New York skyscraper dubbed the 'longest building in the world' is unveiled Oiio studio has unveiled designs for curved skyscraper 'The Big Bend' as solution to expensive zoning laws Manhattan tower was imagined as a structure to straddle Billionaire's Row on 57th Street in New York City Stretching 4,000ft-long, the glass-lined tower would need to feature an elevator that defies all current designs.
  • Suspect in high-rise gym shooting held in lieu of $1 million bail (Chicago)

    03/05/2016 7:12:13 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 13 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | March 4, 32016 | William Lee
    Bail was set at $1 million Friday for a man in a wheelchair who has been charged in the fatal shooting of another man inside a gym at a high-rise apartment building on the Near West Side. Reggie Daniel, 48, faces first-degree murder charges in the killing of Darrin Joss, 45, while he worked out on an elliptical machine about 7:05 p.m. Wednesday in the eighth-floor gym of the high-rise in the 500 block of West Kinzie Street. Daniel surrendered to police early Thursday.
  • Valerie Jarrett Saved $200K On Real Estate Deal Using Tax Loophole She Opposes

    08/11/2015 5:02:35 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 33 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | August 11, 2015 4:32 pm | Joe Schoffstall
    Valerie Jarrett, a top adviser to President Obama, purportedly saved $200,000 on a Chicago real estate deal by taking advantage of a tax loophole she openly opposes and actively worked to eliminate, according to a watchdog investigation. The investigation, conducted by the Chicago-based Better Government Association (BGA), focused on the 2013 sale of a $160 million luxury high-rise in which Jarrett pocketed more than $1 million in profits. Jarrett served as an executive at a Chicago real estate development firm called the Habitat Company prior to joining the White House as a senior adviser to Obama in 2009. While there,...
  • High-Rise Apartment Buildings Sprout in Downtowns Nationwide

    04/26/2014 11:21:33 AM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 78 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | April 25, 2014 | Conor Dougherty
    It would be hard to confuse Minneapolis for Manhattan, but the Nic on Fifth might make it possible. The Nic on Fifth is new 26-story apartment building that sits smack on a light-rail stop and boasts amenities like a pool deck and a private dog park. From the top floor you can see miles of the Mississippi river and the field where the Minnesota Twins play. When the building opens in August, it will be one of two new rental towers that are stretching this city's skyline and—with monthly rents ranging from $1,450 for a studio to $9,000 for a...
  • New York high-rise residents warned of extra-strong winds

    08/27/2011 9:36:42 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 17 replies
    CNN ^ | August 27, 2011
    The National Hurricane Center warned that wind hitting upper floors will be stronger than those in most storms during Irene. New York (CNN) -- The National Hurricane Center on Saturday warned residents of tall structures in the path of Hurricane Irene that the wind hitting upper floors will be stronger than those in most storms. "As Irene moves through areas with high-rise structures, these structures will experience winds significantly stronger than indicated by the advisory intensity," forecasters said. "Winds at the 30-story level will likely be 20% higher than at the surface. And winds 80-100 stories up could be about...
  • Cat Survives High Rise Plunge

    06/17/2011 1:27:50 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 28 replies ^ | June 17, 2011 | Luke Funk
    MYFOXNY.COM - A nine year old cat survived a 14-story plunge from an Upper West Side apartment building. The Lang family moved to a building on West 64th St. and West End Ave. about a month ago with their pet Copper. Angela Lang says their apartment's windows don't open far and they never thought she could get through them. Copper proved them wrong and got out onto the ledge; but fell. They thought she was on top of a parking garage next to the building but there was no access to the roof. Nine hours later, the building supervisor used...
  • Fire engulfs Shanghai high-rise, deaths reported. More soon...

    11/15/2010 2:15:58 AM PST · by Cardhu · 42 replies · 2+ views
    Al Jazeera ^ | November 15th 2010 | Staff
    Fire engulfs Shanghai high-rise, five deaths reported via AP - people reported jumping from the building.
  • The scariest pool in the world, 55 stories above ground

    06/27/2010 9:19:10 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 50 replies
    DVICE ^ | 25 June, 2010 | Kevin Hall
    The scariest pool in the world, 55 stories above ground The "Sands Skypark" in Singapore is a pool, greenway and casino with an usual location. The whole thing sits atop not one, but three skyscrapers that make up the Marina Bay Sands hotel. The infinity pool itself is nearly 500 feet in length and features no discernible edge. So what would happen if you swam over? Don't worry, you wouldn't just plummet to the streets below. Instead, you'd fall where the rest of the water does: a basin that also acts as a filter for the water and sends it...
  • Gust-blown pup survives 5-floor fall

    05/16/2010 5:54:39 AM PDT · by chuck_the_tv_out · 5 replies · 632+ views
    NY Post ^ | May 16, 2010 | JESSICA SIMEONE and JAMES FANELLI
    <p>A mild-mannered Manhattan pooch turned into a flying furball when a gust blew him up, up and away off his owner's 11th-floor terrace in TriBeCa and sent him five stories down and 30 feet east to a rooftop.</p> <p>Alfie, a 4-year-old, 10-pound silky terrier, miraculously walked away from the flight with just a few bruises and scratches and a cut lip.</p>
  • Los Angeles developers planning 76-story downtown condo tower

    05/10/2007 9:25:06 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 15 replies · 854+ views
    AP ^ | May 8, 2007
    LOS ANGELES – Developers plan a $1 billion downtown condominium complex with twin towers – one rising 76 stories to make it the tallest residential building in the West. There would be 732 condos. Plans unveiled Monday for the Park Fifth complex overlooking Pershing Square park also call for a 14-story, 218-room luxury hotel. The two blue-green glass condo towers – the shorter one 43 stories – would rise above the hotel. It's the latest massive development planned downtown from Bunker Hill south to the Staples Center. “This is the first time in 30 years that all the stars have...
  • Breaking: High Rise Fire Chicago 12/06/04

    12/06/2004 5:15:28 PM PST · by GRRRRR · 476 replies · 25,511+ views
    12/06/04 | GRRRRR
    A high rise in the Chicago Loop at 135 S. LaSalle has at least one floor on fire. Live shots show a raging fire through the windows. This is the LaSalle Bank Building. Began just after 1830h. G