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Here's a Look the Stalled Almost-Tallest Hotel in the World

Twenty-three years after its original scheduled completion date, leaked photos of North Korea's <b>Ryugyong Hotel</b> show a desolate concrete interior that could mean—at this pace—another couple decades before it's the gleaming star North Korea claimed it would be. The images, released by a Beijing-based …

Revealed: World's most colourful skyscrapers

Sou Fujimoto Proposes "Mirage-Like" Landmark for Middle East

<b>Sou Fujimoto Architects</b> has released details on a conceptual master plan for a commercial complex in a prominent, yet anonymous Middle Eastern city. …

Manhattanism

Stellar nucleosynthesis is the process through which all heavy elements are created inside stars through nuclear fusion, caused by extremely high …

No Sky Zone: Residents of 57th Street Rage Against Extell’s High Rise Row, ‘Gluttonous’ Buildings

At 6:30 a.m., West 58th Street is a hushed world, still more night than day in the predawn blue of an early fall morning. The occasional runner …

Zombie Towers: 5 Vacant or Foreclosed Skyscrapers Across the U.S.

Tall buildings are economic bellwethers: Evidence suggests they tend to rise just before recessions, and they're the first to proverbially fall when …

Does Inequality Promote Skyscrapers?

Like tall, new, elegantly dressed kids in class, they poke their shoulders and heads above their classmates, peering out over and into Central Park. …

Berkowitz Plans 1000-Foot Skyrise Miami Observation Deck

Developer Jeff Berkowitz has submitted plans to the city of Miami for an observation tower called Skyrise Miami, exMiami has learned.<p>The …

Why More $88 Million Apartments Will Help The Economy

Slate's Matthew Yglesias has come up with a <b>defense</b> of pied-a-terres for the super-rich, the kind that cost upwards of $80 million and the sort these billionaires will never inhabit: They're good for New York's economy. Yes, even that one at 432 Park One57 (our bad) bought for a toddler, which seems …

Hudson Yards Towers Get Addresses, New Renderings

Hudson Yards update Nov. 2013<p>South Tower plans<p>It's been nine months since any new renderings have come out of the Hudson Yards megaproject, so to keep our interest, a few new images of Kohn Pedersen Fox's north and south towers have been released. The visuals, spotted by New York YIMBY, come with …

Proposed Giarratana skyscraper boasts two new design iterations

505 CST -- the proposed skyscraper that would stand as Nashville's tallest building and redefined the city's skyline -- has assumed two additional …

First Look at David Hovey's Optima Chicago Center, Part Deux

We heard it first in a May Crain's article: that architect/developer <b>David Hovey</b> was probably going to build a second, taller Optima Tower alongside the recently-finished 42-story Optima Chicago Center. Hovey had just purchased an acre-sized plot at 220 E Illinois for $29M—usually a sign that you …

Hotel Conversion, Glassy 8-Story Addition For 17 John Street

17 John Street<p>Earlier this year, <b>Prodigy Network</b> bought <b>17 John Street</b> from Metro Lofts with plans to convert the structure, along with a former New School dorm at 84 William Street, into a <b>long-stay hotel</b>. The project didn't really strike our fancy as anything exciting, but that has most certainly …

Mudscraper

A cooler climate is actually more of a side effect as the tightly packed nature of the houses also means that from a distance they appear as one …

Koolhaas on Place, Scale, and (De) Rotterdam

<i>All images are from photographer Richard John Seymour,who caught Rem Koolhaas' recently completed De Rotterdam building on a broodingly foggy morning.</i><p>…

The ARC- River Culture Multimedia Theater Pavilion / Asymptote Architecture

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> The architecture of the River Culture Pavilion ( ARC ) is an powerful formal statement that combines …

Livia, the simply classic chair, was reissued recently by l'abbate. See Livia tomorrow at Decofair: http://www.archello.com/en/event/decofair-2013

Hyper-realistic renderings of a proposed cafe in Ukraine

These hyper-realistic renderings by designer Michael Samoriz depict a cafe proposed for Ukraine with wooden beams criss-crossing over its …

Periscope House by Aida Atelier http://www.archello.com/en/project/periscope-house-1

Cumbres House / Taller Hector Barroso

<i>Cumbres House</i> is located inside a residential area in Santa Fe, west of Mexico City.<p>The project is developed around a central patio which provides …