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Wednesday, 05 August 2015 12:18

Top Worst Building Collapses

The sudden, horrifying collapse of huge buildings has caused countless tragedies throughout the history of humanity, stressing the importance of safe construction.

Monday, 03 August 2015 15:59

Building in Madrid Collapsed

A four-storey building collapsed in Madrid neighborhood of Carabanchel, without injured people, since a few hours before the collapse they had been evacuated.

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  • Date occured Monday, 03 August 2015

Tesla will construct a factory, which will be powered entirely by renewable energy sources and it will produce batteries with sufficient power for 500,000 electric cars.

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  • Date occured Friday, 17 July 2015
Monday, 06 July 2015 14:31

Tour Triangle: The Bone of Contention

It is a fact that Parisians loathe every modern construction that threatens the architectural harmony, and many of them reject any building exceeding a height of 37 meters in the city.

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  • Date occured Monday, 06 July 2015
Wednesday, 01 July 2015 13:11

1st 3D Printed Office Building

The United Arab Emirates announced that it will proceed with the creation of the first building to be used as office, the construction of which will be done by a 3D printer.

Wednesday, 08 January 2014 00:00

17 Die in India Building Collapse

A five-story structure collapsed on Sunday in Goa, India and 17 people are confirmed dead.  At least 22 people were rescued from the wreckage by late Sunday.  Rescue workers continue to dig through the rubble in hopes of finding other workers trapped below debris from the fallen building, but had to halt efforts Monday when the two next-door buildings started developing cracks.  Police are currently investigating the cause of the collapse but they have not been able to locate the project manager.  As a result, they are relying on eyewitness accounts to estimate how many workers were on-site at the time and how many might still be trapped in the rubble.

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  • Date occured Sunday, 05 January 2014
Thursday, 26 December 2013 13:58

New Tech Company Headquarters Built in 2013

Many technology firms started designing and building ornate headquarters from the ground up this past year. These companies are straying from the normal office building and designing them to enhance performance in the workplace. NPR details several companies’ new designs, including Apple, Google and Amazon. Click here to listen about the futuristic buildings.

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  • Date occured Tuesday, 24 December 2013

Charges were filed Monday against the man responsible for the failed building demolition that lead to the death of six people in an adjacent building. The collapse occurred on June 5, 2013 in the Center City area of Philadelphia. In addition to the six murder charges, the contractor is also facing six manslaughter and six reckless endangerment charges. The collapse is still under investigation, but it is believed that Griffin Campbell, the lead contractor, is responsible for the collapse and related deaths.

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  • Date occured Monday, 25 November 2013

Upon completion, the 369-meter tower will be the 26th tallest building in the world and one of the top ten tallest buildings in the United Arab Emirates. Arabtech construction, the same company that built the Burj Khalifa, was awarded the contract on Wednesday to build the 23,000 square meter building.  The tower plans include 18 floors of office space, a 350-room hotel, 180 luxurious apartments, and 9,008 meters of retail space.  Construction will begin this month and is expected to be finished in May 2017.

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  • Date occured Wednesday, 06 November 2013
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