Tag Archives: construction

In New York’s Hamptons, Size May Start To Matter!

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Currently there are discussions taking place in three of the tonier towns on the East End of Long Island (Southampton, East Hampton and Sag Harbor) to limit the size of new construction! For those living elsewhere around the country, the Hamptons is a region on Long Island in New York with some of the most beautiful […]

Tips For Finding The Right General Contractor To Renovate Your Home!

Real estate brokers often bring clients to a home in need of significant work and try to help them visualize a finished product after renovation! But, typically there will be a huge leap and a great deal of work between imagining what a home will look like and then seeing the project through to its eventual end. This process of […]

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. […]

Getting the most bang for your home remodeling buck! (Infographic)

If many things in your house need to be redone, how do you decide which ones to do first or at all?  If the old homestead needs a little attention the homeowner may need to prioritize about which to do first or, if funds are limited, which ones to do at all. If that is the case, […]

Everything you ever wanted to know about NYC air rights*! (Interactive Map)

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*But may have been too far in the shadow of a huge residential skyscraper to know to ask! The purpose of the interactive map below, developed by The Municipal Arts Society of New York (MAS), is to alert New Yorkers of the potential for skyscrapers to rise where none now exist. The thought process behind the […]

China’s Manhattan is a virtual ghost town! (Video)

This Manhattan was designed to be a replica of New York’s Manhattan and is another entry on the growing list of ‘ghost cities’ that have been built in China! ‘If you build it he will come’ is a saying that might work in the movies, but not now in China where attempts to maintain economic growth through massive construction […]