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Wednesday, 15 January 2020 01:00

Abu Dhabi's leaning tower

The Capital Gate or the so-called “Leaning Tower of Abu Dhabi” is the most tilted building in the world.

Tuesday, 07 January 2020 01:00

7-story building collapse in Cambodia

A 7-story building that was under construction collapsed in Cambodia on January 3, 2019, resulting in 2 fatalities.

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  • Date occured Friday, 03 January 2020

Makkah, Saudi Arabia will soon be the home to the worlds largest hotel. Upon completion the Abraj Kudai will offer 10,000 rooms in 12 separate towers. The project will total almost 686,000 square feet and house 70 restaurants, a shopping mall, prayer halls, a convention center and multiple helipads. It will also be capped with a central dome that is expected to be one of the largest in the world. The price tag for this project is roughly 3.5 billion dollars.

Wednesday, 16 April 2014 12:16

Harmon Tower to be Demolished Floor by Floor

The Harmon Hotel and Condominium Tower was supposed to be the centerpiece of MGM Resorts International’s $8.5 billion CityCenter development. Instead, the building stands unfinished on the Las Vegas, Nevada strip wrapped in a $1 million tarp designed to make the building look functional. All construction work on the inside of the building has been halted since 2008 as legal battles have been fought between the building’s design engineers, contractors, and owner. The Harmon’s $30 million floor-by-floor demolition received approval from a Clark County court in August 2013.

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  • Date occured Wednesday, 16 April 2014
Thursday, 23 January 2014 01:40

Construction to Start on Los Angeles Hotel

Construction will start February 15th on the Wilshire Grand Hotel development in Los Angeles, California. When built, the 1,110-foot hotel will be the tallest structure in the western United States. Pouring the concrete for the building’s foundation will be the first step in constructing the hotel. The contractors plan to pour the whole foundation, 21,000 cubic yards of concrete, continuously over three days. This will break the Guinness World Record for the longest continuous concrete pour. It will take 2,120 truckloads of concrete and will weigh 82 million pounds.

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  • Date occured Wednesday, 22 January 2014