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Tianjin’s Innovative New Supertall Tower Reaches Highest Point

China has a new supertall building and it already reached its highest point.

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Skyscrapers are reaching new record heights. Throughout the world, gigantic building projects are closing in on their completion where 2015 recorded over a hundred of skyscrapers opening its doors to the public. China has been one of the many countries that dreamed of reaching the clouds, but it is seemingly this country that has most of the tallest infrastructures to boast.

The world is amazed with China’s construction projects. It has the Shanghai tower which is among the 20 tallest buildings in the world. It announced to build the Sky City which was supposed to beat Dubai’s Burj Khalifa by 10 meters hence becoming the world’s new tallest building. However, the project was dropped due to environmental issues.

The newest supertall building in the Tianjin district just reached its highest point.

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But even if it lost the chance to top Dubai in skyscraper construction, it still holds the record of the most tower blocks built. And again, people will have to lift up their heads in awe as Tianjin’s second tallest tower block finally reaches its highest point.

The Tianjin Chow Tai Fook Binhai Center or Tianjin CTF Finance Center just reached its 530 meters set height on Tuesday. It will become the second tallest building in the Tianjin district of North China after the Golden Finance 117.

The building is equipped with the latest engineering strategies in putting up a structure.

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The construction of this new iconic tower was started in 2013 and is expected to be completed in the late 2019. Developers are running a fast pace in erecting the Tianjin CTF with two layers being finished per day.

The tower tapers dramatically to minimize the surface area exposed to wind, sun, and moisture.

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The Tianjin CTF is equipped with innovative construction strategies and design. It will boast undulating curved glass skin that conceals eight sloping columns that lie behind the primary bends of the elevation. The columns were also arranged in a sloping direction to improve its stiffness hence improving its seismic strength. Moreover, multi-story wind vents are strategically placed and combined with aerodynamic shape to reduce wind forces that will sway the tower.

The tower will soon open to serve businesses and travelers.

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China’s newest ultra-tall building will house offices, 300 service apartments and a 350 5-star hotel rooms beneath its boldly arched top. This project was designed to LEED® gold standards with optimized daylighting, landscaped green site areas among its sustainable strategies and a high-performance envelope.

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Parents of ‘Jihadi Jack’ To Sue UK Government If They Don’t Release Him From Syrian Jail

The parents received messages from their son saying he’s locked in a Syrian cell and is being tortured.

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Jack Letts has been nicknamed by the media as Jihadi Jack. This was after the young man travelled to Raqqa, Syria in 2014. A Muslim convert from Oxford, Jack was eventually arrested by Kurdish PYD forces after escaping from the Islamic State.

His parents, however, claim that their son has been tortured by Kurdish authorities and now they are planning to sue the Foreign Office if they do not release Jack from jail.

21-year-old Jack Letts (aka Jihadi Jack) has been missing in action for a while before he began sending messages claiming he was being tortured.

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Priests Should Be Allowed To Be Married, Pope Francis Says

So far, conservatives have expressed opposition to the controversial move.

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If there’s something we’ve all come to expect from Pope Francis, it’s definitely his tendency to say and do unorthodox things. This has once again been established by recent reports which say the Catholic leader has said married men in Brazil should be allowed to become priests.

The controversial request was made by Pope Francis in order to address the shortage of priests in the remote communities of the Amazon where the religion only has “one priest for every 10,000 Catholics,” according to Cardinal Claudio Hummes, President of the Episcopal Commission for the Amazon.

In a controversial move, Pope Francis requested married men to be allowed to become priests in Brazil.

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Saudi Arabia Unveils Plans to Build Futuristic ‘Megacity’ Spanning Three Countries

The ambitious $500-billion project will run entirely on renewable energy – and will have robots and driver-less vehicles!

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Remember how we, as kids, thought the future would be about flying cars, jetpacks, and modern cities? Well, we’re not close to realizing that - at least in a way that such technology has become widely available to the masses.

Well we’re now getting a little closer to that – at least in the ‘modern cities’ category. As a recent report confirmed, Saudi Arabia has officially announced its plans to build a futuristic megacity that will span three countries.

The fascinating project, dubbed Neom, is estimated to be worth $500 billion.

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