Thinking outside the usual white box

| Mar 2, 2014

Thinking outside the usual white box

by Teru Clavel

Imagine being a meter tall and dashing around the donut-shaped roof of your school. Or picture studying math while taking in the rich smell of timber in one of a variety of wooden houses connected by a single three-story atrium, or attending a zero-carbon ...

Pyramid, Versailles and now Sky City

Jan 19, 2014

Pyramid, Versailles and now Sky City

A Chinese multimillionaire who built himself an Egyptian pyramid and a replica of Versailles vows to construct the world’s tallest building in just six months — despite authorities preventing work due to safety concerns. Zhang Yue is worth an estimated 1.1 billion yuan ($180 ...

Mumbai bets on airport revamp to boost global standing

Jan 10, 2014

Mumbai bets on airport revamp to boost global standing

Mumbai will unveil its lavish and long-awaited new airport terminal Friday, part of a $2 billion revamp that aims to challenge India’s reputation for shoddy infrastructure and boost the financial capital’s status. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will inaugurate the terminal in the city’s north, ...

U.S. Capitol dome renovation starts

Dec 26, 2013

U.S. Capitol dome renovation starts

A world-famous symbol of democracy is going under cover as workers start a two-year, $60 million renovation of the U.S. Capitol Dome. Curved rows of scaffolds will encircle it next spring, enabling contractors to strip multiple layers of paint and repair more than 1,000 ...

Church of the Nativity undergoing needed repairs

Dec 15, 2013

Church of the Nativity undergoing needed repairs

As visitors descend upon Bethlehem this holiday season, they will notice a different look for the Church of the Nativity, located at the traditional site of Jesus’ birth. Wrapped in scaffolding, the basilica is undergoing a much-needed face-lift after 600 years. Experts say water ...