The World’s Tallest Rollercoaster Will Tower 55 Stories Above the Earth

Coaster enthusiasts are always on the hunt for their next big thrill, and come 2016 they may be drawn back to Orlando. That's when the Skyplex complex is set to open, featuring the world's tallest rollercoaster wrapped around its 570-foot tall tower. Read More >>

Breaking the Record for the Largest Concrete Pour in the World

A skyscraper being built in Los Angeles, soon to be the tallest building on the West Coast of America, is trying to break another record, too. Starting today, construction crews will pump 16,200 cubic metres of concrete onto the Wilshire Grand site, which might well make it the largest continuous foundation pour in the world. Read More >>

Behold, One of the Biggest-Controlled Skyscraper Demolitions Ever

It took more than 900 kilos of explosives to bring down this 32-storey tower in Frankfurt yesterday—roughly the same amount as a Mark 84 bomb. Thank the lord we live in the age of YouTube, because the videos are astounding. Read More >>

How to Survive a Skyscraper Fire

A man died trying to escape a fire in his high-rise apartment building in Manhattan earlier this month. What makes this all the more tragic is that he would have survived—if he had only stayed in his apartment. Skyscrapers are designed to contain fires, so that, even when you're hearing alarms and smelling smoke, the safest thing to do is to ignore every instinct to flee and stay put. Read More >>

Six Feet Over: The Future of Skyscraper Cemeteries

This month in Oslo, an architecture student named Martin McSherry presented a controversial idea to a gathering of cemetery and funeral professionals. The topic? His design for a "vertical cemetery" that could, in theory, solve Norway's growing graveyard conundrum. Read More >>

How A Car Body Innovation Revolutionised the Way We Build Skyscrapers

Certainly you've assembled a piece of Ikea furniture and experienced that special kind of frustration that comes with realising the screw holes don't line up and you have to take everything apart and put it together it again. Now imagine this problem at 750 feet in the air with massive steel girders instead of particle board. When those holes don't line up, it's a whole different kind of frustration. Read More >>