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From Barclays Center To Modular High Rises, SHoP Architects Is Changing The Way We Build Buildings

A band of seven is drafting a different kind of firm–one that values more than fancy blueprints or lucrative scut work.<p>SHoP Architects, a young New York firm, has grand designs. The firm’s seven partners say they won’t be content to merely leave a mark on America’s most important skyline; they also …

Are Composite Megacolumns the Future of Skyscrapers?

With tall buildings growing ever higher, it is becoming increasingly critical to optimise structural systems in order to ensure strength and …

How to Build a Skyscraper

How to Build a Skyscraper<p>By Ian Bruce Eichner, Founder and Chairman of the Continuum Company<p>Imagine there's a plot of land on the corner of a busy intersection in New York City. How could you take this small expanse of very expensive dirt and turn it into something worth hundreds of millions of …

Cross-Laminated Timber is the Most Advanced Building Material

Cross-Laminated Timber Continues to Impress Builders and Engineers<p>On a cloudy day in early October, the architect Andrew Waugh circles the base of a nondescript apartment tower in Shoreditch, a neighborhood in East London. Shoreditch suffered heavily during the blitz of World War II—“urban renewal, …

2014 predictions for skyscraper construction: More twisting towers, mega-tall projects, and 'superslim' designs

Each year, high-rise building experts from the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) release their predictions for the worldwide …

Melbourne Skinniest Skyscraper Approved

Melbourne has joined the "skinny" skyscraper trend so popular in New York and Hong Kong with the approval of a new project in the city.<p>Minister for …

The Dangerous Art of Tearing Down Bridges, Dams, and Aircraft Carriers

Author: Eric Smillie | Bryan Gardiner. Eric Smillie | Bryan Gardiner Science<p>Date of Publication: 12.17.13.<p>Time of Publication: 6:30 am. 6:30 …

Towering achievements: tallest skyscrapers

With architects and developers reaching further and further into the sky, the world's current tallest building, the Burj Khalifa, will soon be …

The Gherkin: How London's Famous Tower Leveraged Risk and Became an Icon

<i>How does design change the nature and distribution of risk? In this, the first of four installments examining the Gherkin, the London office tower</i> …

How To Build A 2,073-Foot Skyscraper

Inside the construction of the Shanghai Tower.<p>When it opens in 2014, the Shanghai Tower won't just be the world's second-tallest building. The 2,073-foot-high skyscraper, designed by the architecture firm Gensler, will be a showcase of 21st-century engineering, introducing the innovations that …

'Starchitects' turn City Road into skyscraper highway

The City Road is being transformed into an unlikely “starchitect canyon” with four of the world’s top names, including Lord Foster and Sir Terry …

Report Reveals Unoccupied "Vanity Space" in the World's Tallest Skyscrapers

Just as a sugary dollop of frosting can double the height of a cupcake, it turns out that today’s tallest skyscrapers are topped with useless space …

Skyscrapers

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World's first 'invisible' tower | CNN Travel

Korea Will Soon Be Home To The World's First 'Invisible' Skyscraper

The world will soon have its first "invisible" skyscraper.<p>There's no construction date yet for the planned 1,476-foot tower, called Tower Infinity. But its architects have just been granted a construction permit to begin building outside of Seoul, South Korea near Incheon International Airport.<p>The …

Vanity Height: How Much of a Skyscraper is Usable Space?

Ever expanding population growth coupled with the continuous development of urban centres mean that buildings, in general, will continue to get …

Rafael Viñoly's Walkie Talkie "melts cars"

<b>News:</b> Rafael Viñoly's Walkie Talkie skyscraper in London is reflecting a beam of light intense enough to melt cars, according to a series of recent …

The World's Tallest Skyscrapers Have A Dirty Little Secret

The Burj Khalifa in Dubai and the Bank of America tower in New York count among the worst offenders<p>Supertall skyscrapers aren't necessarily built to fit as many people inside as possible--sometimes they're just aiming to be, well, really tall. Large portions of these buildings are designed to …

Tiny blocks could snap together to form airplanes and bridges

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Credit: Kenneth Cheung<p>When manufacturers build a structure like a plane out of ultralight glued-together carbon fibers known …

The Falling-Bridge Lesson: The U.S. Infrastructure Failure Is Still Totally Inexcusable

America's rebuilding needs aren't going away. But the basement-bargain price of rebuilding America is.<p>When a bridge falls in America -- like this one near Seattle on Thursday night -- infrastructure spending has a way of transforming from a fringey bugaboo to A1 national obsession. Fortunately, …

Concrete columns may be the key to taller wind turbines

Engineers at Iowa State University think concrete columns could be the key to building taller, higher-powered wind turbines. By making the switch …

The New Second Tallest Building In The World Is An Urban Green Space Wonderland

The just-topped 2,000-foot-tall Shanghai Tower will have huge 15-story parks throughout the structure–and it will let the public in to play in them.<p>The second tallest building in the world is more like a vertical city than a building. Think of it like this: the 632-meter tall Shanghai Tower is a …

TED: Why We Should Build Wooden Skyscrapers / Michael Green

Building a skyscraper? Forget about steel and concrete, architect <b>Michael Green</b> says build it out of wood. As he details in this intriguing talk, it's …

Spanish Builders Forget to Resize Skyscraper Elevator

Standing tall as a “striking symbol of hope and prosperity,” the Intempo skyscraper in Benidorm, Spain is missing one essential component: a working …

World's Largest Bridge to Stretch Over 13 Miles Long

Construction on what would become the world's longest marine causeway, connecting Qatar and Bahrain, is due to begin next year, and what a project it …

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Giant Pendulums Could Save Japanese Skyscrapers During Earthquakes

While small earthquakes are relatively common in Japan, the country is always preparing for the potential of a devastating large-scale event. As a …

Taller: How Future Skyscrapers Will Beat the Burj Khalifa

Architects and engineers are up to the task of building bigger still, yet they will deal with several problems along the way.<p><b>The 2010 completion of the absurdly tall Burj Khalifa</b> in Dubai has not curbed humanity's urge to reach even higher. This January, construction began in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, …

Skyscrapers

Muqarnas Tower / SOM

SOM is designing this new 89,000 square meter commercial office building for the King Abdullah Financial District with a façade inspired by the …