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'Floating City' Could Be Built Soon

An ambitious plan to build a 'floating city' has taken a major step forward as French Polynesia has brokered a deal with the project backers that …

Paranormal

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800-foot riverfront tower proposed to replace Chicago’s old General Growth Building

The Goettsch-designed tower would deliver 1.3 million square feet of rentable office space plus a new riverwalk<p>A team led by Houston-based Howard Hughes Company and Chicago’s Riverside Investment and Development have taken the wraps off a dramatic 800-foot office building proposed for 110 N. …

Urban Planning

Impracticality drives tenants out of Jean Nouvel's Barcelona skyscraper

Jean Nouvel's Torre Agbar skyscraper has been sold for the second time in just three years, with its site in Barcelona's emerging technology district …

United Arab Emirates

One Architect's Spectacular Vision for a Spherical Subterranean City

Imagine if underneath major metropolises there were spherical nuclear shelters that contained more cities—mini-Manhattans buried thousands of feet in …

Weird

Is this how cities will look in 2121?

Photos: Is this how cities will look in 2121?<p>Macau, China – Macau's casinos erect a huge electrified barrier to keep out rising seas (and the growing number of disease-carrying mosquitoes).<p>Hide Caption<p>1 of 10<p>Photos: Is this how cities will look in 2121?<p>Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – As the suburbs of Rio …

Urban Planning

Philadelphia 30th Street Station District Plan wins 2017 AIA award

“Daring but achievable”<p>Calling the designs “daring” but “achievable,” the 30th Street Station District Plan was recently given a 2017 American Institute of Architects (AIA) Award in regional and urban design.<p>The announcement was made on Friday last week that AIA has recognized the work of Skidmore, …

Urban Planning

Orion Towers by Woods Bagot

Woods Bagot has won a national design competition to create a dynamic mixed-use destination on the Gold Coast. Introducing a new icon to the city's …

Design

Trump Tower in Chicago, and what it could mean for the Donald's presidency

With Donald Trump taking office Friday, your humble critic deconstructs the president-elect's tallest skyscraper, the 98-story Trump International Hotel & Tower Chicago, and muses on what it means for his upcoming presidency.<p>Building Trump Tower: A timelapse<p>THE SPIRE:<p>Don't try to tell him what to do<p>…

Republican Party

Designs for Liverpool skyscraper revealed

Images have emerged of a 42-storey tower proposed for Old Hall Street in Liverpool, one of two high-rise residential buildings planned by Prospect …

Skyscrapers

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The Eiffel Tower to Undergo 15-Year, €300 Million Renovation Project

The Eiffel Tower is set to undergo a massive renovation project: a 15-year, €300 Million endeavor that will preserve the attraction for decades to …

Paris

Seven billion-dollar mega-projects that will transform New York City by 2035

New York City has a number of ambitious development and infrastructure projects underway.<p>Manhattan's most recent transportation upgrade came in the …

New York City

Manhattan’s earliest tall buildings mapped in new exhibition

An ambitious project maps every building, 10 stories or taller, constructed between 1874 through 1900<p>In New York City, new developments are constantly in the works, further altering the ever-changing skyline. It’s difficult to keep track of Manhattan’s many buildings but a new map has gotten a …

Construction

Vincent Callebaut envisions green community for Brussels

Vincent Callebaut Architectures has unveiled an ambitious plan to turn a former industrial area in Brussels, Tour & Taxis, into a cutting edge …

Design

Abu Dhabi foggy morning

rafael viñoly adds one river point to miami luxury condo scene

rafael viñoly's one river point towers in miami connected with a skybridge<p><b>‘one river point’ is poised to be rafael viñoly’s contribution to miami’s</b> …

Architecture

L.A.'s First "Skyscraper," 12 Stories High, Once Towered Over Downtown

I once took a Los Angeles Conservancy architecture tour whose leader, having brought us atop Bunker Hill, gestured toward an old building over on …

Living the high life

Too many modern flats are samey and soulless. A new book celebrates the architects coming up with creative solutions for our overcrowded …

Construction begins on Poland's tallest tower by Foster + Partners

Work has started on a 310-metre-high Warsaw skyscraper by Foster + Partners, expected to become the tallest building in Poland.<p>The Varso Tower, or …

Architecture

Built in Poland and shipped in pieces, NYC’s biggest modular hotel project is 55 percent complete

This two-bedroom apartment occupies two floors of an Upper West Side brownstone at 171 West 73rd Street. Renovated by an ...<p>Image via Studio …

Architecture

This three-mile-high skyscraper design is coated in self-cleaning material that eats smog

2017 only just arrived, but one manufacturing company is already looking 45 years into the future.<p>Arconic, a materials science company, has envisioned a three-mile-high skyscraper built from materials that are either in-development or have already been brought to market, including smog-eating …

3D

Kuwait among the clouds

Aedas Releases Plans for Blooming Bamboo-Inspired Tower in China

Aedas has released its design for Gmond International Building, a representative regeneration project located in the old town area of Shenzhen, …

Nakheel makes a deal with Thailand's Centara for Deira Islands beachfront resort

Nakheel has signed a joint venture with Thailand-based Centara Hotels and Resorts, paving the way for a Dh500 million beachfront resort on its Deira …

Hotels

New Renderings Of 92-Story One Bayfront Plaza

Developer Florida East Coast Realty has provided TNM with high-resolution renderings of One Bayfront Plaza, which is proposed to become the tallest …

Dramatic faceted tower planned for Downtown Los Angeles’s Historic Core

A proposed 28-story hotel tower by asap/adam sokol architecture practice pllc is moving toward starting construction later this year. (Courtesy …

Los Angeles

If You Can Make It There … Book Review of ‘Never Built New York’

Ideas aren’t worth much unless you are able to materialize and sell them. That doesn’t mean that ideas are worthless as they have the ability to …

Books