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The Paris Courthouse, with Green Roof Landscapes, by the Renzo Piano Building Workshop

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The new, slim, transparent Tribunal de Paris, located in the north-central part of the Paris located in the country of France (rather than the Paris in the state of Texas in the United States)  will round-up the varied facilities currently dispersed around the capital like Voltron to become Europe’s largest law courts complex. The 525-foot-high by 115-foot-wide tower building is composed of four stacked superimposed volumes of decreasing size — similar to that of a staircase — that are carefully planned and designed for the best and efficient ease of use. The tiered level system (with each tier containing about ten stories) also allows large roof terraces that will be landscaped and planted with some 500 trees. This would soften the building’s sharp glass motif to create more comfortable spaces for solitary and group activities.

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Herzog & de Meuron’s “Triangle Tower” Receives Approval from Paris

© Herzog & de Meuron

The City of Paris has approved to move forward with the construction of its first tower in over 40 years. The city council recently agreed to allow the construction of Herzog & de Meuron’s 180-meter-tall “Triangle Tower” — also known as the “Tour Triangle” — after originally rejecting the proposal in 2014. The controversial plans for the skyscraper have been the center of an intense debate since its first unveiling in 2008 on the basis of whether or not Paris should preserve its 19-century-era skyline.  Continue reading Herzog & de Meuron’s “Triangle Tower” Receives Approval from Paris

Chinese Company Builds 57-Story Skyscraper in 19 Days

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You read that correctly; NINETEEN DAYS.  In fact, a representative for this 57-floor skyscraper stated that “three floors in a day is China’s new normal.”  The tower in Changsha is referred to as the “Mini Sky City,” which is a 180,000-square-meter mixed-use building was built in record time with modular, “LEGO-like” blocks. This particular construction process claims to have required fewer materials, which significantly reduced the amount of air pollution commonly caused by dusty construction sites. Continue reading Chinese Company Builds 57-Story Skyscraper in 19 Days

Chicago’s Best Rain Towers GTA’s Starks Lost Title – WIRed #52

So, for SOME reason, the video is NOT showing up on the page, so until then, CLICK HERE for WIRed #52 on Blip.tv!! NERD OUT!!

This week’s LEGO-tastic 52nd episode of WIRed discusses five of Chicago’s greatest buildings, a Dust Bowl-era on-demand rain tower, play as iron Man in GTA 4, and the short life of the WCW Cruiserweight Tag Titles. Also, I LOVE LEGO!!!!

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