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This Scientist Is Using VR to Understand Why Skyscrapers Stress People Out

I put on a VR helmet and joined in the study.<p><b>On Edge</b> <b>is a series about stress in 2017.</b><p>I'm sitting on a bench staring up at a 40-storey monolithic skyscraper. It's flat, grey, and overall it's pretty ugly. I see similar buildings all around me. I'm in a cavern of concrete.<p>According to the sensors …


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matthijs la roi proposes the tallest skyscraper in the netherlands

<b>london-based architect matthijs la roi has developed a proposal for the tallest tower in the netherlands.</b> the design is a response to the strategic …


SHoP architects completes skybridge at the american copper buildings

<b>JDS development group has announced the opening of the american copper buildings’ unrivaled collection of amenities, including the skybridge that</b> …


Trump’s skyline doodle hits the auction block in Dallas

“Deals are my art form,” reads the opening paragraph of Donald Trump’s memoir, The Art of the Deal, and yet the US President seems to have produced …

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Readers advise Dan Gilbert: Name new skyscraper "Hudson's" to link city's past and future

Nostalgia for Detroit’s past glory remains a powerful force.<p>A few days ago I asked readers to suggest a name for the new skyscraper that businessman …


LONGREAD: are skyscrapers right for every city?

As towers rise around us, it remains unclear if residential skyscrapers present the best model for new housing in cities.


Stunning photos of the 10 best skyscrapers in the world

1/<p>10. Sumitomo Fudosan Roppongi Grand Tower<p>Courtesy of Emporis/Copyright: Oscar Hirata<p>Located in the Roppongi district of Tokyo, this tower is home …

Build it (with Legos), and they will come: Skyscraper show makes U.S. debut at Magic House

Ryan McNaught, one of only 14 Lego professionals worldwide, came with a crew from Australia to Kirkwood to install the still-huge replicas.


WAN:: American Copper skybridge by JDS and SHoP Architects in New York


Philip Johnson’s postmodern Midtown skyscraper could become a NYC landmark

The Landmarks Preservation Commission is taking steps to protect the circa-1984 building<p>It’s barely been a month since architecture firm Snøhetta unveiled a contemporary redesign for 550 Madison Avenue, and preservationists have already seen a win in their quest to protect Philip Johnson’s proudly …


Building a Skyscraper with 4D VR

THE team delivering one of London’s tallest buildings is working in a "4D virtual reality" environment, enabling them to plan and sequence their …

Virtual Reality

TOP 10 towers and skyscrapers presented in 2017

<b>rising high above the ground, towers are the most prominent structures of modern cities.</b> extending life from the urban streets into the sky, they …

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Chicago Tribune confirms pending departure from its iconic namesake tower

The newspaper will set up shop at Chicago’s One Prudential Plaza in mid 2018<p>After 93 years as Tribune Tower’s most famous tenant, the <i>Chicago Tribune</i> confirmed its upcoming move out of its eponymous Mag Mile building. The newspaper will move three blocks south of the river to One Prudential Plaza in …


Sunset, Boston, Skyline, Massachusetts, America - Boston is the largest city in the New England region of the northeastern United States. It is also one of the oldest cities in the United States, founded in 1630 by Puritan settlers from England. It was na

Upper West Side’s new tallest tower revealed by Extell and Snøhetta

The building will stand 775 feet and have 127 condos<p>Architecture firm Snøhetta has unveiled its design for a residential tower on West 66th Street between Central Park West and Columbus Avenue, which at 775-feet will best 200 Amsterdam Avenue to become the Upper West Side’s tallest building.<p>It’s …


Hudson Yards observation deck will get enormous restaurant and event space

British hospitality company Rhubarb will operate the 10,000-square-foot public space<p>As the myriad towers within the Hudson Yards megaproject race toward completion, the amenities that will be open to the public—restaurants, shops, and the like—are becoming finalized.<p>And today, one such offering was …


Midtown's skinny supertall at 111 West 57th Street is climbing skyward

See more views of the building’s eye-catching bronze and terracotta facade!<p>Ever since it resolved most of its legal troubles this past summer, construction on Midtown’s skinny supertall, 111 West 57th Street has been moving forward at a rapid clip. Field Condition recently stopped by the …


Florida Hard Rock hotel will be shaped like ‘authentic’ Les Paul guitar

It’ll be the largest guitar-shaped structure in the world<p>America’s list of weird buildings shaped like other things is about to get a striking new entry. Florida’s Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino has started building an addition shaped like the body of a Les Paul guitar. When completed in 2020, …


Snøhetta unveils "chiseled" New York tower with bronze details

Architecture firm Snøhetta has designed a residential skyscraper for Manhattan's Upper West Side, which will feature an angular terrace cut into its …

The Arts

111 West 57th Street Continues Rising as Glass, Bronze, and Terracotta Begin to Glisten

JDS Development and Property Markets Group's 111 West 57th Street has been making substantial progress since YIMBY last checked in on the site back …

Empire State Building

Dueling Skyscrapers in LA and SF … What Does It Say about the Golden State?

The Wilshire Grand Center towers 73 stories and 1,100 feet over downtown Los Angeles, making it the tallest building west of the Mississippi River. A …

Golden State

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Why tech companies are looking to the skyline

When F5 Networks signed a lease last spring in the Mark, a new 48-floor office and hotel edifice in downtown Seattle, the deal capped a hunt for new …

Real Estate

$15m Hotel Site Relisted in Melbourne’s Southbank

<b>A site located in City Road, Southbank has been listed for the second time in just over two years, due to a restrictive planning scheme amendment</b> …

Real Estate

Toronto faces shortage of family-friendly condos: report

The Greater Toronto Area's condominium boom is failing to produce enough larger, family-friendly units to accommodate a coming wave of millennials due to hit prime child-bearing age, a new report warns.<p>A study by Ryerson University's City Building Institute and Urbanation, a real estate consulting …

Real Estate

I will never tire of admiring the artificial cityscape our @UNSW students have made, by simply collating all their #architecture models - a wonderful display of craft and dedication

New Vietnamese skyscraper designed to look like rice terraces to be built in Ho Chi Minh City

Ho Chi Minh City’s “Empire City” is the latest design by an influential European architect in Asia to incorporate plants into physical man-made …


Move over, skyscrapers. This "Plantscraper" can feed 5,000 a year.

From rooftop gardens to “sponge city” architecture, natural elements are finding their way into city buildings around the world. This is helping to …