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Would You Swim In A Pool Suspended 100 Feet Off Of The Ground?

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With multifamily construction providing a multitude of bells and whistles to attract tenants, this London building is (almost) out of this world! In New York City the typical luxury building will offer residents amenities that will suit an upscale lifestyle. These include things like concierge services, health club, spa, a rooftop deck where residents can spend a summer […]

The Porsche Design Tower In Miami: Cutting Edge Development! (Video)

Driving to attract foreign buyers looking for dollar-denominated investments in the form of 2nd, 3rd and even 4th homes, developers need to remain squarely on the cutting edge of luxury and innovation! The developer of The Porsche Design Tower in Miami, Gil Dezer, in conjunction with the Porsche Design Group has succeeded by offering the first […]

Time-Lapse Video: China Builds A 57-Floor Skyscraper In 19 Days!

An astounding feat of engineering and technology with a 57-floor skyscraper in China constructed in a mere 19-days at a rate of 3-stories per day! ‘Sploid reader Xian Min Zhang sent us the latest time-lapse video of the construction of his latest building: A 57-floor 2-million-square-foot (180,000-square-meter) skyscraper fully built with energy-efficient, factory-produced Lego-like blocks. […]

14 American Castles and one from Europe (Photos)

Hohenzollern Castle, Germany

These U.S. ‘castles’ that were built in the 19th and 20th centuries do not necessarily qualify as such in the European sense, but they do represent a cross-section of some of the best architectural examples that a relatively young America has to offer! As a point of reference, however, the first photograph is of the Hohenzollern Castle in Germany […]

Incredible Washington DC video filmed from restricted airspace!

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The video in this article provides an extremely rare glimpse at Washington, DC through video from a helicopter allowed to fly in restricted airspace! YouTube user Richard MacDonald posted this stunning video from a helicopter that was allowed to enter the prohibited airspace that surrounds the nation’s capital for a project. The prohibited airspace, known […]

NYC’s first modular multifamily high-rise!

For many people the term modular or prefabricated housing conjures up visions of small and generally unappealing structures consisting of a square or rectangular design! And, many years ago, that was indeed the case. But in the single-family residential market the construction and design of these homes has come a long, long way. The Stack […]

A ‘gross’ architectural blunder at the Sochi Olympics!

Sochi Olympic double toilet

With the many problems that the visitors and athletes going to the Sochi Olympics could envision facing, communal toilets most likely wasn’t one of them! There is also the additional problem of having only one toilet paper dispenser, a fact that might make for some interesting conversation.   View Michael Haltman’s profile    ________________________________________________________________________ If […]