shanghai tower

How A 121-Storey Building Uses A Giant Magnet To Prevent Swaying

When you’re building a skyscraper with triple-digit numbers of storeys, there are some rather unusual building challenges to face — like the fact that the entire building can sway with the wind, fast enough to make people sick. The Shanghai Tower solves that problem in a scientifically awesome way: using…

Crazy Ivan Climbs Atop The Frozen Crane Of The 632m Shanghai Tower

Ivan Kuznetsov doesn’t care that the world’s highest construction site — atop the 632m Shanghai Tower, the second tallest building on Earth — is full of ice and it’s slippery as hell. His compatriots did it before himwithout ice, so he had to best them. Here are more of his…