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10 Ongoing Mega Construction Projects in Nigeria!

10 Ongoing Mega Construction Projects in Nigeria! | construction | Scoop.it
“10 0ngoing Mega Constructions Projects in Nigeria 1. Project: Centenary City Location: Abuja, NigeriaProject Cost: $180.6b Centenary City is an ambiti...”
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Where's Nigeria again?
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Watch Two Men With Jetpacks Fly Over Tallest Building In Dubai

“Two extreme flyers with jetpacks just flew over the Burj Khalifa in Dubai – the tallest building in the world – and they shot the whole thing for us to see. Subscribe ...”
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We were promised jetpacks, and they delivered.
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Perkins + Will Scores South Loop Mega-Project, River South - Curbed Chicago

Perkins + Will Scores South Loop Mega-Project, River South - Curbed Chicago | construction | Scoop.it
“Curbed ChicagoPerkins + Will Scores South Loop Mega-Project, River SouthCurbed ChicagoThe development at River South is expected to begin in 2016 and end in 2016, and will be Johnson's largest project in Chicago to date.”
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I know some people at P&W so ...this is big news!
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Michael Beschloss on Twitter

Michael Beschloss on Twitter | construction | Scoop.it
“Houston’s Astrodome (here under construction) opened 50 years ago today: #AstrodomeUSA #Astros pic.twitter.com/AqaV7pku5o”
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cool
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Farmer Dumps Several Tons of Horse Sh*t on French Parliament Building

Farmer Dumps Several Tons of Horse Sh*t on French Parliament Building | construction | Scoop.it
“Why are the French protesting their government in the grossest way possible Can you imagine if someone did this in the U.S.?! | From thebestlists”
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Now why won't someone do this in Ottawa?
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Malaysia developer to break ground on mega resort in Las Vegas

Malaysia developer to break ground on mega resort in Las Vegas | construction | Scoop.it
“Genting Berhad, a Malaysia-based developer, has received preliminary approval from city officials to start construction on Resorts World Las Vegas, a $4 billion project that will include 3,000 hotel r...”
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4 billion is a lot of money even in Vegas.
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Ghermezians (name from the past) may build giant Miami mall - Buffalo - Buffalo Business First

Ghermezians (name from the past) may build giant Miami mall - Buffalo - Buffalo Business First | construction | Scoop.it
“The same Canadian-based development team that once proposed to construct a massive Niagara Falls shopping center/tourist destination has turned its attention to Miami.”
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Turkish PM presents Istanbul sea tunnel mega project 07-03-2015

Turkish PM presents Istanbul sea tunnel mega project 07-03-2015 | construction | Scoop.it
“New mega projects In Istanbul http://t.co/M11VDrpf81 #realestate #property #Construction #investmentgroup #investment #turkey #istanbul”
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Rochester construction worker impaled in fall

Rochester construction worker impaled in fall | construction | Scoop.it
“A welder was seriously injured at a waste facility Saturday after he fell and was impaled on a piece of rebar metal.”
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OSHA requires rebar dowels to be capped to prevent this type of accident. How did this happen?
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The 11 Most Stunning New Architecture Projects in America

The 11 Most Stunning New Architecture Projects in America | construction | Scoop.it
“You wish you could build these in Minecraft.”
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This is pretty cool.
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Obama vetoes oil pipeline bill

Obama vetoes oil pipeline bill | construction | Scoop.it
“US President Barack Obama vetoes a bill that would have approved construction of the controversial Keystone XL oil pipeline, White House officials say.”
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no surprise here.
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History In Pictures on Twitter

History In Pictures on Twitter | construction | Scoop.it
“The Hindenburg flies past the Empire State Building over Manhattan on August 8, 1936 pic.twitter.com/2IuV5Y7wbR”
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Huge solar farm opens in California: Enough energy for 160,000 homes

Huge solar farm opens in California: Enough energy for 160,000 homes | construction | Scoop.it
“About 4,000 acres of shiny black solar panels stretch across Riverside County near Joshua Tree National Park, where on Monday U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell dedicated one of the largest photovoltaic solar energy farms in the world.”
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MEGASTRUCTURE DUBAI SKI RESORT CONSTRUCTION - Megastructures World

“Ski Dubai is claimed to be one of the largest indoor ski resorts in the world, with 22500-square metres of indoor ski area. It is a part of the Mall of the Emirates, ...”
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how many of the worlds problems could be solved for the cost of this absurdity!
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The Borneo Project» New Documentary Exposes Corruption Behind Mega-Dams in Sarawak, Malaysia

The Borneo Project» New Documentary Exposes Corruption Behind Mega-Dams in Sarawak, Malaysia | construction | Scoop.it
“Conserving our Climate Conserving our Climate For over twenty years, helping Borneo's rainforest communities protect their lands, livelihoods, and cultures for generations to come.”
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Anyone from British Columbia out there? With consideration to the BC government's Site C dam proposal, Please watch this video.
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Kim Jong Un Gives Field Guidance to Construction Site of Paektusan Songun Youth Power Station

Kim Jong Un Gives Field Guidance to Construction Site of Paektusan Songun Youth Power Station | construction | Scoop.it
“Kim Jong Un, first secretary of the Workers' Party of Korea, first chairman of the National Defence Commission of the DPRK and supreme commander of the Korean People's Army, provided field guidance to the construction site of the Paektusan Songun...”
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Reads like comedy.
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Man Kills Construction Worker After Asking for Job: Cops - NBC Connecticut

Man Kills Construction Worker After Asking for Job: Cops - NBC Connecticut | construction | Scoop.it
“A man shot and killed a construction worker in Bridgeport moments after showing up at a job site to ask for work Thursday morning in what police are calling a "senseless tragedy."”
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wtf.
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Story about stadium construction, diversity goals was off the mark - Minneapolis Star Tribune

Story about stadium construction, diversity goals was off the mark - Minneapolis Star Tribune | construction | Scoop.it
“The March 18 article “Stadium vendor far short of goal: Workforce is diverse, but no thanks to nonprofit that was hired to help” totally missed the mark”
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Used to work for Mortensen.
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TriBeCa Synagogue's Memorable Building and Stubborn Architect - New York Times

TriBeCa Synagogue's Memorable Building and Stubborn Architect - New York Times | construction | Scoop.it
“The synagogue, with its curving facade, was designed by William N. Breger, who objected to several changes but came around. Mr. Breger died last month at 92.”
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Women are still a minority in construction industry despite initiatives

Women are still a minority in construction industry despite initiatives | construction | Scoop.it
“The number of women who work in the construction industry is low. Women who work in the field hope Women in Construction Week can help spark interest.”
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Construction industry is very much testosterone driven. I wonder if this lends to an uncomfortable working enviroment for women.
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These are some of the most beautiful libraries in the world

These are some of the most beautiful libraries in the world | construction | Scoop.it
“Libraries are generally underrated as places to take some rare time out, sit for a while, read a book and admire the often stunning architecture.”
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amazing!
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One Bloor East Now Overlooking the Intersection of Yonge & Bloor | Urban Toronto

One Bloor East Now Overlooking the Intersection of Yonge & Bloor | Urban Toronto | construction | Scoop.it
“One Bloor East is now the tallest building at the intersection of Yonge and Bloor in Toronto. The mixed-use condo/retail tower by Great Gulf is about three fifths of the way to its top.”
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Stop the Keystone XL Pipeline Project | NRDC

Stop the Keystone XL Pipeline Project | NRDC | construction | Scoop.it
“NRDC: The Keystone XL tar sands pipeline will hurt not help job creation in America”
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what do you think?
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Mapping Chicago's 17 Highrises Under Construction Right Now - Curbed Chicago

Mapping Chicago's 17 Highrises Under Construction Right Now - Curbed Chicago | construction | Scoop.it
“Chicago continues its swell of new construction with seventeen highrise buildings 200 feet and taller currently under construction. Current hot zones of downtown development include the cluster of new...”
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