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  1. News - Hong Kong

    Bracing for worse to come: city's typhoon defences need to evolve, experts say

    Posted Aug 14th 2014, 03:24am by Jeremy Blum and Olivia Rosenman

    ... in Hong Kong, winds slam into skyscrapers with such force that buildings sway. Tidal surges turn Victoria Harbour into a cauldron of foaming waves. The roads of Central and Mong Kok become rivers ... or steel pilings. While building high offered protection from waves and water, deadly winds posed more challenges. To ensure the safety of the city's ever-higher skyscrapers, the Hong Kong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1573086/bracing-worse-come-citys-typhoon-defences-need-evolve-experts-say
  2. News - World - ENTERTAINMENT

    Paramount Pictures says sorry for offensive Ninja Turtle 9/11 movie poster

    Posted Jul 30th 2014, 09:16pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Sydney Film studio says sorry for 9/11 poster Paramount Pictures film studio has apologised for a poster for its upcoming film Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, showing the four characters jumping down from an exploding skyscraper underscored with a September 11 release date. The poster went out in a tweet posted by the Australian Paramount Pictures Twitter account and also ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1562870/paramount-pictures-says-sorry-offensive-ninja-turtle-911-movie-poster
  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - THE VIEW

    How Hong Kong could be a better city

    Posted Aug 19th 2014, 11:46am by Richard Wong

    ... opening up city spaces and resettling the displaced in either "skyscrapers in a park" or "garden cities" that were self-contained communities surrounded by a greenbelt. Hong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1576707/diversity-what-makes-city-great
  4. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    Street life: Hong Kong in the 1950s as seen through a teenage photographer's lens

    Posted Aug 10th 2014, 05:44am by Amy Nip

    ... by the Antiquities Advisory Board. Decades ago, the district, now full of skyscrapers, offices and high-end restaurants, was home to many poor Chinese. "The flats were small, so everyone went out onto ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1570201/photographer-ho-fans-pictures-old-hong-kong-go-display-new-hotel
  5. News - China - ACCIDENT

    Overloading blamed as Hunan school minivan falls into pond killing 11, including 8 children

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 09:11am by Associated Press

    ... Associated Press in Beijing Eight kindergarten pupils and three adults died in central China after the minivan they were in crashed into a pond, state media reported on Friday. The bus was returning the children home from school on Thursday in a mountainous village near Changsha, the capital city of Hunan province when it fell into a pond, Xinhua said. The minivan was pulled out ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1551743/hunan-kindergarten-van-falls-pond-killing-8-children-3-adults
  6. News - China - CRIME

    Critics slam Changsha authorities over execution of developer

    Posted Jul 14th 2013, 08:01pm by Mimi Lau

    ... Mimi Lau in Guangzhou mimi.lau@scmp.com Changsha court accused of denying right of developer to see his family before his execution, while court insists the accused made no request Critics hit out at authorities over execution Amid a public outcry over a death-row prisoner being executed without bidding farewell to his family, a court in Changsha in Hunan, said that no request ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1282581/critics-slam-changsha-authorities-over-execution-developer
  7. News - World - ARCHITECTURE

    Glare from London skyscraper 'melts' a Jaguar

    Posted Sep 04th 2013, 12:00am by Bloomberg, Reuters

    ... Agencies Glare from London skyscraper 'melts' a Jaguar A cluster of new skyscrapers transforming the London skyline is often blamed for spoiling the view. Now one of them has been accused of "melting" a car. Local businessman Martin Lindsay said he was distraught when he returned after an hour to his parked Jaguar XJ near the 37-storey tower to find ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1302898/glare-london-skyscraper-melts-jaguar
  8. News - China

    Wuhan showcases plans for Phoenix Towers, world’s tallest building

    Posted Jul 08th 2014, 07:00pm

    ... Phoenix Towers, a showpiece twin-skyscraper project planned for construction in China’s Wuhan, will be the tallest pair of buildings in the world when completed in 2018. Designed by London-based Chetwoods Architects, the one-kilometre tall Phoenix Towers will cost about 12.75 billion yuan to build and will consist of two buildings representing the male and female dualistic aspects ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1549700/wuhan-showcases-plans-worlds-tallest-skyscrapers
  9. Property - International - UNITED STATES

    JP Morgan mulls head office move

    Posted Aug 13th 2014, 05:05am by Bloomberg

    ... it had 1.1 million square metres at the end of 2013, including 120,774 square metres at its 270 Park Avenue headquarters. JP Morgan sold its 60-storey skyscraper at 1 Chase Manhattan Plaza last ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/international/article/1572243/jp-morgan-mulls-head-office-move
  10. Lifestyle - Technology

    China's Dragon King Bridge connects two architectural concepts

    Posted Jul 25th 2014, 01:49am by Peta Tomlinson

    ... Next Architects has won international attention- and first prize in a global competition- for its design of a curvaceous new walkway in Changsha, a bridge variously described as crazy, ... in city branding. After convincing the client that the bridge should be more than a symbol- and winning the Changsha Meixi Lake Landscape Bridge Competition- Next was engaged as a consultant ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1558276/chinas-dragon-king-bridge-connects-two-architectural-concepts

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