The world’s highest tower, the world-tallest building in Alaska and the world record holder for the longest span of continuous air conditioning are all under construction in New Zealand.
The Alaskan Air and Space Museum is constructing the tallest structure in the world and the first of its kind in the Americas.
The museum’s director, Sarah Hickey, says the installation is part of a wider project to modernise the museum’s history and make it accessible to a wider audience.
“It’s going to be a very significant project for us and the whole museum, I think, will be very happy,” she said.
“This is something that we have been trying to achieve for a long time.”
We’re very proud of what we’ve achieved and we hope it’s going be a milestone for all of New Zealand.
“The building, which is expected to be completed in 2019, is about 788 metres (2,064 feet) tall.
It’s located at the site of the old Anchorage Air and Power Plant and is being built in partnership with the state’s Department of Energy and Environment (DEE).
The installation is expected take three years.
The building will contain about 5,000 square metres of open space and has a roof that is made from reinforced concrete.
It will be used to test and develop air conditioning systems for buildings and offices.