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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 [...]

26 HOUR SOLAR POWERED FLIGHT COMPLETED

A solar-powered aircraft built by a Swiss based foundation SolarImpulse was able to complete a 26 hour flight this morning.

The plane is a glider with four electric engines of 10 HP each. Gliders that can fly without engine power once up in the air is of course nothing new. But to take off and make [...]

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

DENMARK AND FINLAND WORLD'S HAPPIEST COUNTRIES

Lake Pielinen in Koli National Park, Finland

The usual suspects can be found in the top 10 of The World’s Happiest Countries 2010 according to a new ISAAC SAYS

DELHI TERMINAL 3 OPENS

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

New Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport