Skyscraper movie director wanted “a tower based on real possibilities” says Adrian Smith

This summer’s blockbuster movie Skyscraper centres around a fictional megatall tower that is intended to be as realistic as possible, according to architect Adrian Smith, who was consulted during its development. Drama in the action-adventure film – released in the US tomorrow, 13 July 2018 – revolves around an imaginary 240-storey skyscraper in Hong Kong,

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Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill reveals skyscraper for 160 Front Street in Toronto

Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture has unveiled plans for a glass office tower in Downtown Toronto, the latest in a string of skyscrapers proposed for the city. 160 Front Street will rise 46 storeys close to the Entertainment District and the iconic CN Tower. The area is already dense with skyscrapers, but several more

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Chicago’s second-tallest skyscraper planned beside Tribune Tower

A skyscraper by architecture firm Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill is set to rise next to Chicago’s historic Tribune Tower and become the second-tallest building in the city. The tower will soar to 1,422 feet (433 metres) tall – just short of the city’s Willis Tower, formerly the Sears Tower, which was completed by Skidmore Owings

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Construction of world’s tallest tower moves forward after delays

Construction of Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture’s Jeddah Tower in Saudi Arabia, which is expected to become the world’s tallest building, is back on track after delays. According to local paper Times of Oman, the project had experienced delays, but construction is now progressing. “We have faced delays. In projects of this magnitude you always

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Chicago Architecture Foundation plans move to Mies van der Rohe-designed tower

The Chicago Architecture Center will take over a space inside a riverfront building by modernist architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, which will be designed by US firm Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill and is set to open summer 2018. Chicago Architecture Foundation (CAF) announced its move ahead of the second Chicago Architecture Biennale, which

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Central Park Tower to become world’s tallest residential skyscraper

New details about the future tallest residential building on Earth have been released, along with an updated rendering showing the supertall skyscraper towering over New York City. Sales of the ultra-high-end residences at Central Park Tower are slated to commence imminently, as the structure continues to rise at 225 West 57th Street. Designed by Adrian

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“Conflict and financial turmoil” will stall megatall skyscrapers says Burj Khalifa architect

Adrian Smith, one of the architects behind the world’s present and future tallest buildings, has dismissed claims that we are entering the era of the “megatall” skyscraper (+ slideshow). Chicago-based Smith – whose portfolio includes the 828-metre Burj Khalifa and the 1,000-metre-proposed Kingdom Tower – said it would be a long time before buildings over 600 metres tall become commonplace – despite technological advances. “It’s not likely More

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Construction starts on Smith and Gill’s ice-inspired skyscraper for Chengdu

News: construction has started in Chengdu, China, on a 468-metre-high crystalline skyscraper by the architects behind the current and future tallest buildings in the world. The Greenland Tower Chengdu was designed by Adrian Smith and Gordon Gill – the former SOM architects responsible for both the Burj Khalifa and the forthcoming Kingdom Tower – and […]

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