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INTERCONTINENTAL NY OPENED

InterContinental Times Square opened officially yesterday at 44th Street and 8th Avenue. The 36 story hotel claims to be one of the most environmentally responsible hotels in town, soon to receive LEED certification (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design).

Its 607 rooms offer floor-to-ceiling windows with stunning panoramic views of the Manhattan skyline, Hudson River or Broadway. The rooms [...]

SQUAT, PARASITE OR GUERILLA ARCHITECTURE?

Pocket of Active Resistance, a new vision to utilize the open space of the famous Arche de la Defense building in Paris, France, has been unveiled by Parisian architect, Stéphane Malka. The architect describes the project as: “… a modular complex providing an alternative to the defiant lifestyle, by positioning itself in a permanent state [...]

WORLD'S TALLEST TENT OPENED IN ASTANA

The Khan Shatyr Entertainment Center in Astana, Kazakhstan, was officially opened last night in the presence of local and foreign heads of state in a grand ceremony, with a performance by the Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli.

The 50 story (500 feet) tall tent is the world’s tallest tensile structure. It contains entertainment, leisure and event facilities, [...]

HAPPY 4TH OF JULY

DELHI TERMINAL 3 OPENS

Delhi Terminal 3 at the Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi, India

New Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport

BOCA CHICA BRINGS 50s GLAMOUR TO ACAPULCO

Boca Chica, Acapulco, Mexico

Once glamorous Mexican resort city Acapulco is experiencing a renaissance. Part of Acapulco’s facelift is the re-opening of Boca Chica as a

MERCER STUDY FINDS LUANDA MOST EXPENSIVE CITY

Luanda, Angola, most expensive city according to Mercer

Swiss based Mercer is publishing a study tomorrow, ranking the world’s most expensive cities. According to the Mercer study the ranking is similar, but slightly different from the results of the ECA International study that we reported on earlier today (see previous article).

Top 10 Most Expensive Cities
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ECA: TOKYO WORLD'S MOST EXPENSIVE CITY

The worlds most expensive city 2010, Tokyo, Japan

Tokyo, Japan is the world’s most expensive city in 2010. Oslo, Norway comes in second. In addition to Asia and Europe you can also find expensive cities in Africa. This according to a study published by ECA International

Top 20 Most Expensive Cities In The World
1 Tokyo, Japan
2 [...]

GREAT VANCOUVER CITY VIEWS

Loden guestrooms offer spectacular city views

Right now Vancouver is busy hosting the Winter Olympics. So finding a vacant hotel room might not be possible at this very moment. But if you are interested in visiting after the games, Vancouver has plenty of great accommodation options to offer, like the Loden Vancouver Hotel.

Loden Vancouver aims [...]

VISION OF A FUTURE LIBRARY

The above rendering of a new wing of the Public Library of Stockholm is quite striking. The rendering was created by Armel Neouze, Jacques Gelez and Olivier Charles from the Architecture School of Paris La [...]