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Bold skyscraper campus would energize downtown Dallas' south side

Developers who built Plano's $3 billion Legacy West project are eyeing a vacant corner of downtown Dallas for a major mixed-use project.<p>Builder KDC …

Texas

500 Walnut, Philly’s newest and most luxurious condo tower, in photos

The 26-story tower with the priciest home in the city is a lesson in luxury<p>Councilman Mark Squilla put it best when he tried to describe just how posh the new 500 Walnut tower really is: “What amazed me is that when you come into the building’s parking deck, it feels like you’re in a lobby of a …

Architecture

Watch a Gold Coast apartment tower rise 35 floors in 100 seconds

A new time-lapse follows the construction of the Sinclair apartment tower at Clark and Division<p>While fans of skyscraper aficionados typically must patiently wait months or years to witness a high-rise project come to fruition, a newly published time-lapse video following the growth of the Gold …

Gold Coast

Supertall skyscraper planned for River North parking lot

A pair of new towers are set to deliver 914 more residential units to the booming River North area<p>A year and a half after the Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago announced intentions to develop a sprawling surface parking lot across the street from Holy Name Cathedral on State Street, we now have a …

Urban Design

Las Vegas Shooting Means Rethinking High-Rises Near Public Venues

Stadium and public venue owners and operators have a new nightmare to worry about in the wake of the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history.<p>High-density mixed-use projects with hotel and multifamily towers overlooking concert venues or stadiums are springing up all over the country. They …

SunTrust Park

3XN plans toronto tower with public podium at ground level

<b>copenhagen-based firm 3XN has unveiled its first north american high-rise, a 43 storey-tower planned for toronto’s church and wellesley district.</b> the …

Toronto

KPF plans brooklyn’s tallest tower featuring a sculptural façade

the design is characterized by an elevation constructed from stacked frames to create a sculptural relief.The post KPF plans brooklyn’s tallest tower …

Architecture

Technicolor London

Kim Jong-un 'orders work to restart on North Korea's notorious Hotel of Doom skyscraper in Pyongyong'

Kim Jong-un has ordered work to restart on North Korea's notorious 'Hotel of Doom', new photos appear to confirm.<p>Satellite pictures show a number of …

North Korea

Board Votes In Favor Of 73-Story Tower Planned By Turkish Developer

Miami’s UDRB voted October 6 to recommend approval of The Sterling, a 73-story mixed-use tower proposed by Turkish developer Okan Group.<p>The proposal …

Turkey

64-story tower near FIGat7th could get underway by 2019

The Downtown LA project would include 781 units of housing<p>In June—on the very same day the 73-story Wilshire Grand opened to the public—developer Brookfield Properties filed plans to construct a new 64-story skyscraper right across the street.<p>Now, the Los Angeles Department of City Planning has …

Los Angeles

Gary Neville unveils new ‘honeycomb’ look for 39-storey city centre glass skyscraper

Gary Neville has unveiled a new ‘honeycomb’ look for a 39-storey glass skyscraper in the heart of Manchester.<p>Architects have been refining the …

The iron, the melon and the jug: the weirdest Stans buildings – in pictures

From Ashgabat’s falcon-shaped airport to Dushanbe’s giant flagpole, and more than a few Eyes of Sauron, the Stans don’t shy away from eye-popping architecture

Recreation

Record Dh18bn paid for Hong Kong tower

Li Ka-Shing’s CK Asset Holdings sold its 75 per cent holding in The Center to a Chinese-led group for HK$40.2 billion (Dh18.92bn), a record for a …

Hong Kong

Foggy Brisbane morning

video explores completed bund finance centre by foster + partners and heatherwick studio

the development has been conceived as a point of connection between the old town and the new financial district.The post video explores completed …

Design

Foster + Partners and Heatherwick Studio complete Shanghai skyscraper duo

Foster + Partners and Heatherwick Studio teamed up to design this pair of 180-metre skyscrapers, which stand at the intersection of Shanghai's old …

Design

Chelsea will get a new 24-story Passive House rental

This will be Manhattan’s second tallest building built to passive house standards<p>Work is now underway on what will eventually be Chelsea’s tallest building built to passive house standards. Bernstein Real Estate is the developer behind this project, which is located at 211 West 29th Street, between …

Construction

This Spiraling Treetop Tower Offers Breathtaking Views of a Danish Forest

Denmark-based design firm EFFEKT, unveils plans for a spiraling observation tower that is currently being built south of Copenhagen.<p>Aimed to offer …

Architecture

Sinuous, twisting hotel tower coming to L.A.’s Sunset Strip

According to recently-submitted documentation, a sinuous hotel tower designed by Culver City–based R&A Design slated for the Sunset Strip in West …

Los Angeles

1000M Is Chicago’s Newest 832-Foot Glass Tower, and You Can Own a Part of It

Current prices for the one- to four-bedroom units range from around $557,000 to $8.4 million.<p>From the John Hancock building to the Willis Tower, …

Architecture

casagrande laboratory’s micro-apartment measures one parking space

measuring a mere 2.5 x 5 meters with a foot-print of a single car parking space, tikku can be erected on-site overnight.The post casagrande …

Construction

3D Printed City Skylines Hit Kickstarter (video)

3DPS based in Dallas, Texas int he US has taken to Kickstarter this week and already raised the required pledge goal to take its unique 3D printed …

3D

Proposed 80-story wooden skyscraper may be a preview of tall timber future

A project proposal in Chicago shows the continued fascination, and investment, in a new generation of wood towers<p>In a city lined with pathbreaking towers and skyscrapers, the River Beech project, if it comes to fruition, may earn its own chapter in the history of Chicago architectural marvels. …

Construction

Meet Syd Mead, the artist who illustrates the future

The visionary behind the look of Blade Runner and other sci-fi classics talks about his design process<p><i>Editor’s note: This story was originally published in July 2015 and has been updated with the latest information.</i><p>"We don't go into the future from zero, we drag the whole past in with us." Many of …

Blade Runner

Skyscrapers above Stephen's Green: How Dublin might look in 2050

SKYSCRAPERS COULD BE a feature of Dublin’s skyline by 2050 – at least that is the hope of many Dubliners.<p>Just over two-fifths of people are in favour …

Ireland

Taking Center Stage

Canada’s tallest building breaks ground in Toronto

Canada’s tallest building has just begun construction in Toronto. Designed by Foster + Partners and CORE Architects, The One is a 1,004-foot-tall …

Architecture

Construction of the highest skyscraper in Europe // Строительство самого высокого здания в Европе

Skyscrapers