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The rise of slender toothpick skyscrapers


A recent trend in skyscraper development, especially in New York City, has been pencil-thin, almost toothpick-like skyscrapers built on very small/narrow parcels. These slender towers look almost anorexic in appearance compared to many of their predecessors (see comparison graphic below).  … Continue reading

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Melbourne to join the 1,000 foot+ skyscraper club


Above is an image of the Australia 108 which is to be constructed in the Southbank section of Melbourne, Australia. The impressive residential tower will be 1,047 feet (319 meters) in height when completed and will replace the 978 foot tall Eureka … Continue reading

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Cool surfing shops of Cocoa


While carvin’ a course in the Space Coast of Florida last week, which also happens to be home to the East Coast’s Surfing Capital in Cocoa Beach, I stumbled upon a radical line of footgear whose genesis was in the … Continue reading

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