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The coming “King” of mega-skyscrapers

Move over Burj Khalifa, soon there will be a new King of the Hill when it comes to supertall skyscrapers. When completed in 2019, the Kingdom Tower in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia will soar a staggering 3,280 feet or nearly 2/3’s of … Continue reading

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Skyscraper envy? – the rise of the “super-scraper”

Last night while surfing the net I stumbled across a story I had not known before. A 3,445 foot tall, 189 story skyscraper (Azerbaijan Tower) is planned in the Central Asian city of Baku, Azerbaijan. Needless to say, it would be … Continue reading

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