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New renderings and info unveiled for Philly’s 14-acre Schuylkill Yards project

New images and info unveiled for Philly’s Schuylkill Yards project. (Courtesy Brandywine Realty Trust and Drexel University)<p>(Courtesy Brandywine …

First look at the interiors of Waterline Square's trio of towers

Although Justin Timberlake was spotted scoping out an $18.5 million Greenwich Village penthouse last month, he chose Tribeca to call home ...<p>Designed …

Architecture

Emaar completes foundation of new tallest tower in Dubai

Monday 27 March 2017<p>Dubai developer Emaar has laid the foundation for the construction of what is slated to become the world’s new tallest building – …

Dubai

Augmented reality may change face of city’s outdoor advertising

“Hanging” a virtual poster 60 storeys high that stretches 200 metres wide across the 88-storey Two International Finance Centre in Central may one …

Hong Kong

New York skyscrapers adapt to climate change

With a skyline crowded with ever-more luxury towers, the construction of another Manhattan skyscraper wouldn't normally be remarkable.<p>But the …

Climate Change

The World's Fastest Constructed Buildings

It can take years to build a multi-story building or skyscraper. The tallest building in the world, Burj Khalifa in the United Arab Emirates, took …

Construction

Tokyo 4192

A detailed look at 1000M, Helmut Jahn’s 74-story South Loop condo tower

Polished renderings and a new website showcase the upcoming building’s evolving design<p>As the yet-to-be-built 74-story South Loop skyscraper known as 1000M prepares to start marketing its 323 luxury condominiums, a pair of newly-provided renderings offer the best look yet at the upcoming Helmut …

Architecture

Porsche Design’s Lavish Residential Tower in Miami Lifts Residents and Cars Sky High

With units starting at $6.3 million and four-story penthouses topping out at $32.5 million, the Porsche Design Tower in Miami offers decadent living complete with a patented car lift system and private garages on every floor.<p>For true car aficionados who suffer separation anxiety when they leave …

Luxury

Watch a Skyscraper of Light Erupt from a Live Data Sculpture - Creators

A jumble of LED graphics move up and down the face of a giant glass installation, illuminating the open court of what looks like an indoor shopping mall or airplane terminal. This towering wall of light is a live data sculpture called <i>iOTA</i>. It was put together by Ouchh, the Istanbul based new media …

Sculpture

See the plans for Toulouse’s first skyscraper – a futuristic spiralling tree-lined tower

A futuristic tower has been planned for Toulouse that features a design with a beautiful spiralling, tree-lined pattern.<p>Designed by Daniel Libeskind, the Occitanie Tower will stand at a proposed 150 metres above the Canal du Midi in the heart of Toulouse’s business sector, and is set to be the …

Architecture

James Crawford's Fallen Glory, reviewed: An extraordinary look at the world's lost buildings

Twenty-five hundred years ago in Mesopotamia, the kings Nabopolassar and his son Nebuchadnezzar built the Temple of Etemenanki at the heart of Babylon. It was 91 metres on a side, 91 metres high, “a man-made ‘mountain’” that ruled the skyline and landscape, as James Crawford explains. “At the …

Architecture

Chicago witnessing more residential tower construction than any other US city

The city’s ongoing construction boom is producing many tall new buildings<p>Chicago’s construction boom is nothing new. However, the Second City can claim first place when it comes to the number of active tower cranes constructing new apartment buildings.<p>According to the Wall Street Journal, Chicago …

Construction

Supertall skyscraper hangs from orbiting asteroid in Clouds Architecture Office concept

In a bid to get around terrestrial height restrictions, Clouds Architecture Office has proposed suspending the world's tallest skyscraper from an …

Architecture

MVRDV plans a pair of stone residential towers for the hague

the scheme is crowned with large outdoor spaces that offer views of the sea to the north, and the skyline of rotterdam to the south.The post MVRDV …

The Hague

Happy 160th birthday to the world’s first passenger elevator

On the 23rd of March, 1857, the first successful passenger elevator carried customers up to the fifth floor of the Haughwout Building in New York …

Construction
Urban Planning

Rethinking Australian High-Rise Design

Green and sustainable design solutions to accommodate high density populations in urban areas are making waves with transformative tall tower …

Urban Planning

Tokio Panorama

These tall skyscrapers could be coming to Toronto soon

Did you know that Toronto has a 300 club? Or at least it might soon. There are currently eight towers proposed for the city that would exceed 300 …

Toronto

Redeveloper sought for State Street’s historic Century & Consumers Buildings

Built between 1886 and 1915, a total of four historic Loop properties are in play for redevelopment<p>A cluster of historic, long-vacant buildings in the heart of the Loop may soon change hands and start once again contributing to the vibrancy of Chicago’s State Street. Currently owned by the US …

Urban Planning

New Willis Tower observatory attractions may include rappelling from the 103rd floor

The upgrades would see the observatory expanded to two levels and tourist capacity doubled<p>The owners of Chicago’s tallest building are exploring several thrilling enhancements for the Willis Tower’s so-called Skydeck including a chance to rappel—or descend by rope and harness—from the 103rd to …

Architecture

Inside a $20M apartment in one of the new luxury buildings changing NYC's skyline

Property developer Bruce Eichner built the Madison Square Park Tower in New York City. Here's a look inside one of its $20 million apartments.<p>There are a total of 83 apartments and 65 floors. Eichner says it's a surreal experience taking in the 360-degree view. The building has been under …

Architecture

daniel libeskind reveals two projects planned for france

daniel libeskind reveals two competition-winning projects planned for france<p><b>daniel libeskind has announced plans for two new projects in france:</b> a …

Architecture

'660 fifth avenue' new york skyscraper by zaha hadid architects

supertall skyscraper designed by zaha hadid architects proposed for new york<p><b>plans for a skyscraper designed by zaha hadid architects (ZHA) have been</b> …

Architecture

China goes west: a ghost city in the sand comes to life

Mountains have been flattened and villages bulldozed to build Lanzhou New Area in China’s wild west. Four years ago Tom Phillips met empty streets and an eerie hush, but now he finds this improbable desert mirage finally filling up<p>点击这里,阅读本文中文版<p>It was a scheme as bold and eccentric as any to emerge …

Cities

Here's why some Hong Kong skyscrapers have gaping holes

Have you ever realized that Hong Kong skyscrapers have holes in them? They're called dragon gates, and according to the Chinese principle feng shui these holes allow dragons to fly from the mountains to the water each day. It's believed that blocking the dragon's path could bring misfortune. …

Hong Kong

Incredible train 'disappears' through block of flats in China's 'Mountain City'

Architects and planners in a Chinese city have designed a novel way to make space for an essential train route - by building it through the centre of a block of flats.<p>The unusual train track passes directly through the 19-storey residential building in the “emerging mega-city” of Chongqing, located …

Urban Planning

Stephen King Just Revealed THE DARK TOWER’s New Movie Poster

Here it is, at last. <i>The Dark Tower</i>, a movie that we often feared would never happen is real, and it has its first poster now. It leaked online late …