A round-up of the weekend’s most interesting discussion topics with Monocle’s editor in chief Tyler Brûlé, Benno Zogg, Chandra Kurt and Marcus Schögel, plus a check-in with Kaius Niemi, senior editor in chief of Finland’s ‘Helsingin Sanomat’ newspaper.
Size Comparison of the Tallest Skyscrapers in the World.
Video timeline of tallest skyscrapers: 0:00 Intro 0:48 16: Shanghai World Financial Center 1:27 15: Taipei 101 2:05 14: China Zun 2:47 13: Tianjin CTF Finance Center 3:28 12: Guangzhou CTF Finance Center 4:04 11: One World Trade Center 5:08 10: Lotte World Tower 5:43 9: Ping An Finance Center 6:28 8: Abraj Al-Bait Clock Tower 6:59 7: Shanghai Tower 7:37 6: Merdeka 118 8:11 5: Shimao Shenzhen – Hong Kong International Center 8:38 4: Dubai One Tower 9:11 3: Burj Khalifa 9:46 2: Jeddah Tower 10:20 1: Burj Mubarak al-Kabir
Monocle on Sunday: Monocle’s editor in chief Tyler Brûle and panelists cover the weekend’s biggest news.
The Economist reports: Turkey discovers large gas discovery in the Black Sea, U.S. to require Hong Kong to label exports as “made in China”, and other world news.
DW Radio News 24/7 reports: Recently arrested Hong Kong media CEO Jimmy Lai vow that pro-democracy protests against China will continue, Belarus protests, and WHO reports 300,000 new Covid-19 cases in last 24 hours.
It’s been about a month since the Chinese Communist Party forced a national security law on Hong Kong. This new law made it illegal for anyone anywhere in the world to promote democratic reform in the region. Recent arrests of top media and political figures have made it clear that Hong Kong’s relatively free political system is over.
- Plus, the risk of space attacks against U.S. satellites is growing.
- And, some hopeful pandemic parenting advice from Dr. Sanjay Gupta.
Guests: Axios’ Bethany Allen-Ebrahimian, and Miriam Kramer and special thanks to Dr. Sanjay Gupta and the Asian American Journalists Association.
The Economist discusses latest news on Hong Kong postponing elections, the potential sale of popular video app Tik Tok to Microsoft, and other world news.
Live from Zürich: Tyler Brûlé and his guests discuss the weekend’s news, the Swiss design world and the best recipes for a Sunday dinner.
Elderly people in nursing homes make up 45% of COVID-19 related deaths in the US. Nursing home alternatives have been on the rise for the last decade, but the pandemic has made alternatives more urgent.
- Plus, the United Kingdom offers to protect the freedoms of Hong Kongers, as China arrested protesters under the new security law.
- And, a new survey by Pew Research Center shows a portion of Americans believe conspiracy theories and other false information about the coronavirus pandemic.
Guests: Axios’ Kim Hart, Dave Lawler and Mike Allen
Island is a double-decker driverless tram designed for the city of Hong Kong in the post-Covid era. This highly innovative design concept incorporates industrial design, transportation design, public design, urban mobility and sustainability.
The project includes exterior, interior and tram stop design. With the Coronavirus pandemic, people are shunning public transport and relying much more on private transport.
The name Island references the innovative design of the interiors, where large circular benches facilitate social distancing and passengers sit facing outwards in a radial pattern. The exterior design is inspired by the Hong Kong urban landscape, which features vast surfaces of glass and rounded-corner buildings. Natural light floods the interiors during the day through the curved windows and a domed top, which also provide awe-inspiring views at night.
The driverless technology optimizes the interior space of the tram, making it easier to manage travel times and increase onboard safety. The tram has a retractable connector for rapid charging at tram stops. Large vertical LEDs enhance visibility in all weather conditions. The interior design contrasts with the exterior.
Minimalist design, charcoal black walls, soft circular seating, wooden floors and trims with natural finish all create a neutral and friendly environment. This chromatic diversity, in addition to the dark color palette, frames and accentuates the beauty of the Hong Kong urban landscape.