US Thrill Rides announced today that it executed a development agreement with Two Canal Street Investors Inc, to re-development the iconic World Trade Center building at the foot of Canal Street in New Orleans. The Company stated that in the event that Two Canal Street Investors is selected by the New Orleans Building Corporation to re-develop the WTC building the two entities will join together to build the largest observation attraction in the Southern Gulf Region. It looks amazing!
"Created from over 60 days of stop-motion filming across 7 months, and tracking construction through to completion, this film uses over 12,000 individual photos, none of which have been edited or manipulated beyond settings inside the camera. Walid captured 120,000 individual images to create this seven minute masterpiece."
"Through digital processing, images will be scaled, rotated and merged to create a seamless panoramic image that appears on the LED rows to create the illusion of invisibility. In essence, whatever is going on behind the building will be projected onto the front of the building."
The building is the 838-meter tall Sky City in Changsa, China. China's Sky City is a pre-fab skyscraper, one that is expected to become the world's tallest structure. And will be completed in record time (Burj Khalifa 828-meter). The total scheduled build time of Sky City is a meager seven months. That's a rate of 13 feet (more than a single story) per day. Even that incredibly ambitious goal is a step back toward sanity for Sky City's developers. The initial plan was to complete the structure in 90 days, which would have come out to roughly three floors a day. The Sky City is designed to resist a 9.0 earthquake. The Sky City has 220 stories, and it will cost $628 million. Watch the video of the how the project will come together and what it will ultimately look like.
"City in the sky is a concept about a tranquil oasis above the mega developed and polluted city where one can escape from the everyday buzz, smog and dirt. The concept is inspired by the Lotus flower which is known for its ability to emerge above the murky waters pure and clean.“
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"Each space is skateable as the ground becomes the wall then the ceiling in a continuous surface forming a tube of a 10ft radius. The furniture is also skateable, whether it is integrated in the curve like the sitting area, the kitchen or the bathroom or just as standing object like the dining table, the kitchen Island or the bed. Closets and drawers could be integrated in the curve too. The PAS house is the first house designed to be entirely used for skateboarding as well as being a traditional dwelling. It is the ultimate dream for generations of skateboarders who wanted to bring their practice into their home. "
Dai Haifei, 24, a newly graduated architect, decided to make his own egg-style home after being unable to afford Beijing’s sky-high rental prices. Built for just $960, the egg-shaped house is portable, and features a water tank, a small bed, and a lamp powered by a solar panel on the top of the structure. Haifei successfully lived in the structure on the street for a few months until local media attention forced him to abandon his tiny bamboo palace.
"The new city is planned to be divided in 3 main levels with a vertical farm, forests, residences, and recreational areas. On of the most interesting aspects of the proposal is the glass dome that will protect the city and would be covered by photovoltaic cells that will harvest enough solar energy for the new development. "
An estimated 100,000 people would be able to live in Eco-city, and architects are hoping that it would help to attract tourists to Eastern Siberia