And finally… 10 insane buildings currently under construction


The Songjiang Hotel in China
The Songjiang Hotel in China

Online magazine mental_floss has compiled a list of the top 10 insane buildings under construction right now and if these wild buildings are any indication, the future is near, and it will be extremely tall and draped in glass.

No. 1 on the list and set to dwarf the world’s tallest building-the United Arab Emirates’ Burj Khalifa-by over 550 feet, is Saudi Arabia’s $1.2 billion Kingdom Tower will be the planet’s first building to top a kilometer in height.

If you are looking for something a little more relaxing, apparently, luxuriating in structures creatively built around quarries and lakes is the next big thing in high-class Chinese vacationing.

The Songjiang Hotel rests quarry-side, but the 19-story Shanghai-adjacent hotel will actually be built directly over the quarry’s walls, with a waterfall flowing over the facade. Oh, and if you don’t have the incredible view from one of the higher floors, you might want to go for one of the bottom two, since they’ll be submerged under water.

Click here to view the full top 10.

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