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Tonkin Liu reveals tapering tower complex for Zhengzhou

London-based architecture firm Tonkin Liu has revealed its plans for a family of fritted-glass skyscrapers, which will be arranged around a central …


philippe starck to develop YOO quito, a residential tower in ecuador

YOO, a residential and hotel design company founded by designer philippe starck and john hitchcox proposes their residential tower ‘YOO quito’; …

South America

New tower to serve as Meatpacking ‘light house’

The so-called Solar Carve Tower office building at 40 Tenth Ave. in the Meatpacking District is ready for the light of day.<p>Developers Aurora Capital …


City skyscrapers rise just as demand heads down

The flowers are on the reception desk. The easy chairs are neatly arranged. Five hundred bike racks are waiting for cycles. One Creechurch Place, in …

The City

Scorched Skies by Peter Stewart

10 tallest buildings under construction or in development around the world

In the race to build vertically, China has a commanding lead<p>Frank Lloyd Wright once proposed The Illinois, a mile-high skyscraper set on the shore of Lake Michigan in Chicago, a towering giant of a building powered by atomic elevators. It's clear symbol of the current race to raise skylines around …

Urban Planning

Don’t trash Manchester’s history to make way for skyscrapers

If Bootle Street police station, the Reform synagogue and a Peterloo-era pub are replaced with Giggs and Neville’s towers investors will benefit – not Mancunians<p>Ryan Giggs and Gary Neville’s St Michael’s skyscrapers are two of many such towers currently proposed for Manchester’s city centre. The …

Urban Design

Peek inside 432 Park Avenue’s $40M, 92nd-floor penthouse

The shoppable apartment is open to visitors—by appointment only, of course<p>Last fall, developer Macklowe unveiled a stunning 86th-floor model unit at 432 Park Avenue, giving the plebes that will never be able to afford its multi-million-dollar condos a peek at that ridiculous luxury lifestyle.<p>But …


The UAE joins race to build first city on Mars

The race to colonize Mars first is in full swing, with everyone from Mars One to Elon Musk angling for the prize. Now the United Arab Emirates (UAE) …


Cities Like You’ve Never Seen Them Before

Comments<p>The full beauty of magnificent work of mankind sometimes can’t be seen just by walking or standing next to it. To fully appreciate the scale …

Buenos Aires


Zaha Hadid Architects' Beijing tower to feature world's largest atrium

Construction is well underway on a 207-metre skyscraper by Zaha Hadid Architects in Beijing, which will feature a huge twisting atrium that is …


Rotating skyscraper might rise (again) in Dubai

Units in Dynamic Tower to sell for $30M — Dramamine not included.<p>A Dubai skyscraper composed of prefabricated luxury housing units that are stacked …


SLS brickell: the related group develops a luxury urban oasis in downtown miami

SLS brickell: the related group develops a luxury urban oasis in downtown miami<p><b>in the heart of downtown miami’s newest hotspot, SLS brickell is a</b> …


Stacked Residential Tower to Become One of Newcastle's Tallest Buildings

Planning approval has been granted to British firm FaulknerBrowns Architects, for the construction of a new residential tower on the site of a …


Recreating Chicago’s famous skyline in Minecraft

One Minecraft user spent years building a scale replica of Chicago in the game<p>Recreating Chicago in city building video games, LEGO form, and other open world sandbox games like Minecraft is nothing new, but perhaps it’s safe to suggest that never before has there been so much detail and effort put …


MahaNakhon tower and skyscraper

The 7 Most Amazing Skyscraper Bars Around the World

Touristy as it may be, a trip up to a skyscraper's observation deck in a new city is irresistible. But we don't always love shelling out hard-earned …

BIG's curvaceous Calgary skyscraper breaks ground next to Foster's Bow tower

<b>News:</b> construction is now underway on the 66-storey Telus Sky Tower designed by Bjarke Ingel's firm for Calgary, Canada (+ slideshow).<p>The …


herzog & de meuron's 'beirut terraces' tower in lebanon

herzog & de meuron's 'beirut terraces' tower takes shape in lebanon<p><b>in 2010, herzog & de meuron revealed plans for ‘beirut terraces’, the firm’s first</b> …


New Aerial Photos Showcase Almost-Finished 50 West Street in Financial District

The Helmut Jahn-designed, 64-story skyscraper at 50 West Street is nearly complete and ready for residents. And we have some stunning new photos, …

Urban Planning

21 skyscrapers that will transform London's skyline by 2020

With planning permission being granted for building projects further away from the city's two financial districts, London's skyline is going to transform over the next three years.<p>We listed some of the most striking developments across the city that are set for completion by 2020.<p>While Stratford, …


The Tall Muse: The Skyscraper in Today’s Art Scene

This weekend is Art Rotterdam which is one of these fairs that, in the spirit of the city, focusses on the experimental, the brash and the young. I …


Midtown Manhattan skyscrapers at 6th Avenue. (Photo

This Guy Illegally Climbs Skyscrapers Around the World For The Perfect Photo

2/09/2017 ISO 1200 Magazine 0 Comments<p>Andrej Ciesielski has been illegally climbing skyscrapers since he was 15. Some people will do anything for the …


The Future of Skyscrapers, Green Construction and Sustainable Cities

It is estimated that 5% of man-made carbon dioxide emissions worldwide come from the production and transportation of cement, a vital ingredient for …


winning architectural fairy tales include sci-fi landscapes and sentient structures

winning architectural fairy tales include sci-fi landscapes and sentient structures<p><b>the winners of the fourth annual fairy tales competition have been</b> …

American Civil War

Unbuilt Los Angeles: the city that might have been – in pictures

From the offshore Santa Monica freeway to a mini Las Vegas with pyramids and the Parthenon, Greg Goldin and Sam Lubell look at the LA that never happened<p>Never Built Los Angeles is published by Metropolis Books

Los Angeles

New Renderings Revealed of 43-Story, 50-Unit Condominium Tower at 45 Park Place, TriBeCa

New renderings have been revealed of the 43-story, 50-unit mixed-use tower under development at 45 Park Place, in TriBeCa. Depictions of the future …