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KONE gives tall buildings a lift

Finnish manufacturer KONE has developed the UltraRope: a super-light, super-strong carbon fibre cable system, coated in a special friction-proof material, that can carry lifts higher than they've ever been before.

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Two mega-buildings tackle energy costs

The O2 Arena in London and Boeing's Everett factory in Washington are among the largest buildings in the world – one houses tens of thousands of spectators at a time, and the other is constantly building some of the largest commercial planes in the air today.

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