Make Earth Day Everyday [Infographic]
When Earth Day (April 22) emerged in the 1970s, its purpose was to inspire others to be more conscious of the environment. Now, forty years later, people are surrounded by news of the ecological damages caused by our lifestyles.
We keep hearing these overwhelming environmental disasters such as the thinning ozone layer and the BP oil spill. Although these issues seem larger than life, we can easily prevent more ecological harm with just a little effort. An article by CNN, which lists simple ways to be more environmental, shows how the littlest personal changes make the biggest impacts.
China’s skyscrapers [Infographic]
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The top 40 floors – grow ever smaller towards the top – these will be occupied by the tower’s service centres.
The final number of floors was estimated during contruction to be 195 but it ended up with 162. In case you were wondering “Burj” is Arabic for “Tower”.
The building was designed by Skimore, Owings, & Merrill it was estimated to cost cost a massive $800,000,000.00, but the developer of the newly opened tower said it cost about 1.5 billion dollars to build the tapering metal-and-glass spire billed as a “vertical city” of luxury apartments and offices.
It boasts four swimming pools, a private library and a hotel designed by Giorgio Armani.and replaces a plan to reuse the design for Grollo Tower, which was proposed in Melbourne a few years earlier.
The site of the tower was on a man-made lake which is designed to wrap around the tower and to provide dramatic views of it.