[VIDEO] Typhoon Destroys Tower Crane in China

As the US is experiencing our own natural disaster, by way of Hurricane Florence, China is being hit badly by a Typhoon Mangkhut. According to Independent, the storm has caused a crane, which was being used on a 22-story housing development, to crumble. That collapse was caught on camera by neighbors.

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{Timelapse] 8 Years of Construction on the 3 World Trade Center

It’s hard to believe that it has been 17 years since the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City.  I came to the realization this week that many of the men and women that are about to enter the workforce will never have a true understanding about how the country felt that day and how it responded. New York is still responding to this day and, even though the skyline will never quite be the same, there are new buildings in their place paying tribute to those who lost their lives that day.

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[VIDEO] Incredible Drone Footage of the UFO-Like Shanghai Planetarium

Astronomy and the planets and solar systems within it, are a source of wonderment and awe for many people. Planetariums, which are educational facilities for the hands-on and interactive learning about astrology, can be found across the world. China is currently building a pretty spectacular planetarium in Shanghai, the country’s biggest city.

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Multi-Story Parking Garage in Texas Collapses Twice, Trapping Dozens of Cars

There have been a few devastating structural collapses across America and the world this year.  In March, an under construction pedestrian bridge collapsed in Florida, killing 6. In Colombia, ten workers were killed when a large section of a bridge being built collapsed. Both of those tragedies happened while the structures were still being built, but a recent collapse in Texas has a bit of a different story.

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Video Shows How Highways Were Paved in the 1940s

As America’s infrastructure is continually described as “crumbling,”  I thought it would be a good time to take a look back to how highways were paved around 70 years ago.  A lot has changed in the past seven decades, but you might be surprised by how similar paving still is.

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[VIDEO] Hi Rise Building Collapse During Demolition Critically Injures 1 in Miami

On Monday morning, a 13 story building in Miami Beach that was being prepped for demolition suddenly collapsed, injuring one Project Manager that was struck by debris.

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How and Why Sydney, Australia’s Next Tallest Building is Using the Top Down Construction Method

One of the best parts (for me, anyway) of large developments that cost hundreds of millions of dollars being built is being able to learn about different construction methods that can reduce costs or deliver the project sooner than traditional methods.  The Crown Sydney, a future 890 foot tall tower in Australia, is using a method called “top down construction” to shorten their project schedule and avoid additional hazards on the $740 million project.

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[VIDEO] Unfinished Bridge in Colombia Demolished after Partial Collapse Killed 10

In January of 2018, ten construction workers were killed and another eight were injured when a bridge spanning the Chirajara canyon in Columbia partially collapsed.  That collapse has since been blamed on a poor design, reports have stated. Last week, the remaining sections of the bridge were demolished in dramatic fashion.

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[VIDEO] Watch the Tallest Building to Ever Be Demolished by Implosion

A couple weeks ago, we shared a list of the 100 tallest buildings to ever be demolished.  One of the most interesting things that I learned while researching for that article was that although Detroit’s Greater Department Hudson Store was not the tallest building on the list (it was #21), it was the tallest on the list to actually be imploded.

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Breathtaking Video of Last Construction Platform Being Removed from Space Needle’s $100M Reno

Back in September of 2017, the $100 million renovation of the Seattle Space Needle began with the installation of a 28,000 pound scaffold system ring designed to circle the famous saucer shaped top of the Needle.

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