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London mayor pulls plug on Garden Bridge

London mayor Sadiq Khan has withdrawn support for the Thomas Heatherwick-designed Garden Bridge by refusing to sign the vital financial guarantees …

Urban Planning

Tunnels to the sky: Photographer captures Italy's hidden courtyards

<b>(CNN) —</b> Photographer Seth Vane, in his mesmerizing series <i>Tunnels to the sky</i>, captured perfect symmetry of these piazzas and the peaceful reverie they inspire.<p>Hurrying to take the portrait of a chef who was on his cigarette break, Vane found himself in an enclosed courtyard, surrounded on all sides …

Architecture

Architects want to put skyscrapers inside hollowed-out Giant Sequoia trees in California

The average Giant Sequoia tree, native to California's Sierra Nevada, can stretch anywhere from 150 to 280 feet. The world's largest Sequoia (by trunk volume and height) is the General Sherman tree in California, which measures a whopping 275 feet tall and 102 feet wide.<p>Four South Korean architects …

Drought

A London Prime Penthouse Seeking £55 Million

Duplex is located in Centre Point, the tallest residential tower in the West End<p>A duplex penthouse at the tallest residential tower in London’s West …

Architecture

Riverside office tower in Chicago by Goettsch Partners rises from sharply tapered base

US firm Goettsch Partners has completed a glass skyscraper with a compact footprint, which responds to its placement next to active train tracks and …

Architecture

Designed by Herzog & de Meuron, One Park Drive is Canary Wharf’s signature residential building

Despite this, Canary Wharf was a place where people come to work and shop, not live and grow. But this is about to change. Thanks to the Canary Wharf Group, this already vibrant area is set to become a bona fide neighbourhood, with high streets, boutique arcades, cultural venues, abundant public …

Architecture

step inside herzog & de meuron’s 56 leonard ‘jenga tower’ in new york

the first interior photographs of the 60-story tribeca skyscraper have been revealed, illustrating its extensive range of exclusive amenities.The …

Architecture

Want a Bit of Culture With that Condo?

Homes above—and next to—iconic cultural institutions appeal to wealthy buyers<p>Culture vultures, no longer content with catching public transport to …

Architecture

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How new skyscrapers including the 1,000ft Trellis will transform London's skyline

With 455 tall buildings in the pipeline, and more being approved every week, the London skyline is heading for a dramatic transformation. Pippa …

London

beirut terraces by herzog & de meuron features staggered, greenery-filled floorplates

the structure takes advantage of the city's moderate climate with generously proportioned verandas that encourage outdoor living.The post beirut …

Architecture

Elevators in an age of higher towers and bigger cities

During an era of rapid urbanization, the humble lift is getting a high-tech upgrade<p>“Ping.”<p>After the familiar sound and sight of an elevator door sliding open, I step out into what could loosely be called a room, surrounded by jagged walls of limestone with mossy lichen inching up from the floor and …

Urban Planning

Perth set to become crane city...again

CRANES are set to dot the city skyline again, with about 60 buildings under construction or likely to begin soon after gaining development approval …

Urban Planning

Report: Chicago’s famous diamond-shaped skyscraper is for sale

The 661,500-square-foot Loop office tower could fetch $132 million<p>Chicago’s iconic Crain Communications building at 150 N. Michigan Avenue—a fixture on the Windy City skyline for 33 years—could soon change hands in a deal reportedly worth $132 million. According to Crain’s Chicago Real Estate …

Chicago

The Space Needle turns 55: Photos of the skyline staple’s construction

Watch the Needle grow from 1961 to 1962<p>It’s now arguably the most distinct part of our skyline, but there used to be a Seattle without a Space Needle—and we have the photos to prove it.<p>In honor of the 55th anniversary of the Needle’s grand opening, dug through the Seattle Municipal Archives to find …

Tattoos

TF Cornerstone's enormous Midtown West rental tops out

The 1,028 apartment building now stands 42 stories high<p>When we last checked in on the progress of TF Cornerstone’s massive development at 606 West 57th Street (or 610 West 57th Street, as it also goes by), the building was a couple of dozen stories about ground. Just three months later, …

New York City
Architecture

SOM Explains the Bold Design for Thailand’s Largest Private-Sector Development Ever

Mixing local architecture with eco-friendly technology, Bangkok will soon have a series of connected skyscrapers that will draw over 60,000 people to live and work there<p>Known for its web of street-level bustle, Bangkok is now poised to become a lot more vertical. A new 40-acre development, planned …

Architecture

150 North Riverside is most eye-grabbing Chicago skyscraper since Aqua Tower

You know a new building has struck a nerve when people give it nicknames like "The Tuning Fork" or "The Guillotine." Or when the building appears alongside the likes of Willis Tower and Marina City on tour-boat posters that tout a chance to see Chicago's architectural icons.<p>150 North Riverside, the …

Architecture

SOM reveals designs for 16-hectare "vertical village" in central Bangkok

Skidmore Owings & Merril has unveiled its vision for One Bangkok: a new district in the centre of the Thai city made up of a family skyscrapers …

Dazzling Illustrations of Brutalism Architecture

The Spanish designer Marta Colmenero has produced a series of illustrations depicting the masterpieces of brutalism. This architectural movement, …

Art

Trump and Nope: D.C. residents argue through balcony banners

Probably one of the most D.C. things to ever happen<p>Washington, D.C. is known for being a political city, but this is getting ridiculous. In Camden South Capitol, a residential building across the street from Nationals Park, residents have hung flags and other banners either in support of or in …

Architecture

Europe’s tallest modular tower snaps together in north London

The last module has slotted into place on Europe’s tallest modular tower. Designed by multidisciplinary practice HTA Design LLP, the record-breaking …

Construction

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Check out these drawings for a truly bonkers skyscraper

If New York realized only half of the insane plans for skyscrapers that have been cropping up over the past couple of years, the city would be a much …

New York City

Why Hudson Yards is the Future of New York City (and Why You'll Want to Work There)

To say that Manhattan is being transformed forever is not an exaggeration. Here's why.<p>"It forces you to make a big bet all at once."<p>That's Jay Cross, President of Related Hudson Yards, referring to the massive project underway to transform the the 28-acre Hudson Yards site at what was once referred …

New York City

Terrifying moment climber scales Melbourne's 200m-high Empire Building – and stands outside on the 63rd storey

• <b>Ally Law, from Southampton, England, has been climbing for five years</b>• <b><br>He says he and his friends took on an unfinished skyscraper on Good Friday</b>• <b><br>Ally</b> …

Weve Never Had A Building Like This One. Behind The Success Of 56 Leonard

Izak Senbahar has mastered a winning formula for turning luxury condominium development projects into bonanzas for himself and his company, Alexico …

Architecture

Honoring Native Americans who built skyscrapers, bridges

New exhibit at Iroquois Indian Museum

Construction