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Skyscrapers have gotten taller, more expensive, and a lot more elaborate over the past few decades. Business Insider has rounded up 20 of the most outrageous-looking towers; some have been in use for years, while others will likely never see the light of day. Take a look.
Senegal is building a $2 billion futuristic city to help cut down on overcrowding in Dakar — check out its abstract design
Diamniadio will span 4,000 acres and include transit access to Dakar. The development is part of a larger plan to reduce congestion and overcrowding in the capital city, which is home to three million residents.
Kate Wagner, author of the popular blog "McMansion Hell," explains why Betsy DeVos' summer home is an extreme example of bad architecture. She describes the mansion as a "beached whale."
On the site of a former department store, Detroit megadeveloper Bedrock plans to build an 800-foot-tall tower with 1 million square feet of retail, office, residential units, and public space. Its architects call the development a "city within a city."
There are many, unexpected places around the US that are rapidly emerging as new economic centers, according to a recent report from the Urban Land Institute (ULI).
A new Portland, Oregon-based startup, called Dweller, designs and builds affordable tiny homes that reside in backyards. The idea is that aging parents can have independence and the option to live near their adult children.
Bangkok is sinking, so it built a park that holds a million gallons of rainwater to help prevent flooding
Bangkok is sinking at a rate of more than one centimeter a year and could be below sea level by 2030. To help prevent future flooding in the city, a local university built an 11-acre park that can hold up to a million gallons of rainwater.
Trump is reportedly ‘obsessed’ with remodeling the FBI’s brutalist headquarters — here’s why the architectural style is ...
An anonymous source told Axios that Trump wants to remodel the FBI's headquarters with the level of detail he would use when he ran the Trump Organization. But there might be a good reason why the building is brutalist, one of the most contentious architectural styles in modern history.
Trump, a real estate mogul before entering politics, has long prided himself on successful remodeling projects that revitalized swaths of New York City during the 1970s and onward. Trump's employees came to know him as a micromanager during that time.
Developers don't always execute megaprojects — even ones that are worth billions of dollars — as planned. Often, the larger the development, the more that can go wrong, like sinking towers, budget overruns, and failures to attract residents.