This nearly 40-foot, 800-pound tower on a lawn at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology isn't doing much in this picture, but check out the builders' video for what an engineer with a remote control can make it do. Called WhoWhatWhenAir, it was the winner of an MIT competition to design a mini skyscraper.
The WhoWhatWhenAir team labored through the spring to turn their design into reality, documenting their progress along the way. One team member told the publication LiveScience, "It's not a subtle thing at all."
A close-up of the tower's tubes and frames. The WhoWhatWhenAir team built their structure on a budget of just $7,000.