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As skyscrapers soar to new heights, a New York architecture firm is taking a different approach, proposing a U-shaped tower that would smash records as the longest building in the world. The Independent reports that designs for the “Big Bend” show a 4,000 ft long, arched skyscraper that would to

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(from left) City Building apprentices Arran Brown, Conor Quail and Victor Zarallo, solo dancer at Scottish Ballet Apprentices from construction firm City Building have enjoyed a different kind of lesson, ditching their tools to take part in a workshop organised by Scottish Ballet.

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A New York City-based design firm has floated a mind-bending plan for the erection of a skyscraper which will be suspended from an asteroid. Dubbed Analemma, "the world's tallest building ever" will hang in the air by cables from an asteroid repositioned into geosynchronous Earth orbit just for the

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The lost townscape of sixteenth-century Edinburgh has been brought back to life by researchers at the University of St Andrews. The new digital reconstruction is the first to be created of the period, and is based on a drawing from 1544, thought to be the earliest accurate depiction of the capital.

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Connecting Rødbyhavn in Denmark with Puttgarden in Germany, the 18km Fehmarnbelt Tunnel project will be the world's longest immersed tunnel and the world's longest road and rail tunnel under water. In contrast to a bored tunnel, an immersed tunnel is made up of hollow concrete elements, cast on lan

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Designer Julius Taminiau has created a floating house equipped with office space using a durable version of MDF. First discovered during an exhibition in London, where he worked on an open source plan for houses, Julius took his findings back to the Netherlands and set about designing his dream buil

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Hanoi's municipal government has rejected a plan by Vietnam's culture ministry to erect a "life-size" King Kong statue by an iconic lake in the city. The ministry hoped the model would tap into the popularity of recently released blockbuster Kong: Skull Island, which was partly filmed in Vietnam, an

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Construction workers from Morgan Sindall have encountered a 1,500 year old skeleton while on a school building project in Norfolk, The Construction Index has reported. The skeleton, believed to date from between the fifth and seventh centuries, was discovered in the school grounds while the Morgan S

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The average British worker spends as many as 120 hours per year using their smartphones in the workplace, and those working in construction are among the worst culprits, according to research. Research of 2,012 UK adults carried out by gadgets and technology etailer LaptopsDirect has revealed more t

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Dozens of graves and coffins linked to a 310-year-old burial ground in Philadelphia have been uncovered during a recent construction project, reports Philly.com. Construction workers building a new apartment building in the Old City neighbourhood reportedly found some initial remains last fall, and

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