Eight-storey sky atriums top a pair of skyscrapers by GMP in Zhengzhou

Gerkan, Marg and Partners has completed twin 284-metre skyscrapers that dominate the skyline of Zhengzhou, China. Two glass towers, which rise from L-shaped plinths either side of a square, have recessed “sky lobbies” positioned on alternating sides of the building. German firm Gerkan, Marg and Partners (GMP) won the competition to design the Greenland Central Plaza for developers

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Ingenhoven Architects and Architectus to build Sydney’s tallest residential tower

Düsseldorf-based Ingenhoven Architects and Australian practice Architectus have won a competition to design a 79-storey skyscraper for Sydney, set to become the city’s tallest residential building. The architects won the invited competition to design the tower at 505-523 George Street, in downtown Sydney, from a shortlist that included SOM, Wilkinson Eyre, Foster + Partners, FJMT and Bates Smart.

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Seven megatall skyscrapers reaching new heights

Following the release of the movie Skyscraper, which centres around a fictional megatall tower in Hong Kong, we’ve pulled together more examples of buildings that reach over 600 metres (1,969 feet) in height that are either completed, under construction or conceptual. Burj Khalifa by SOM, Dubai, UAE Currently the world’s tallest building, the Burj Khalifa

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Gensler designs pair of triangular skyscrapers for Colombo waterfront

The Gensler-designed Sapphire Residences in Colombo, Sri Lanka, will be connected by a sky bridge topped with a swimming pool, and have interiors by Philippe Starck. US architectural firm Gensler designed the skyscrapers for developer ITC Hotels. The shorter tower will be a 140-metre-tall hotel, while the taller one will reach 224 metres and will be

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“We were doomed for failure in the eyes of the architectural community” says Skyscraper movie designer

The megatall tower in new action movie Skyscraper was never expected to be a hit with architects, admits production designer Jim Bissell, but he wanted the building to be a “hero” nonetheless. The task of designing The Pearl – an imaginary 240-storey tower in Hong Kong that catches on fire – fell to Bissell and

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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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Studio Gang proposes honeycomb-like One Delisle skyscraper for Toronto

US architecture firm Studio Gang has unveiled its first project for Canada: a Toronto skyscraper made up of stretched hexagonal volumes topped with terraces and planters. The One Delisle skyscraper is proposed for the Canadian city’s Deer Park neighbourhood, on the corner of Delisle Avenue and Yonge Street – a major arterial route that runs north-south.

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Ole Scheeren designs twin Vancouver skyscrapers to be vertical villages

Büro Ole Scheeren has revealed plans for a pair of skyscrapers in Vancouver that would be formed from irregularly stacked glass boxes interlaced with greenery. Named the Barclay Village, the pair of towers will be located in the city’s West End on a plot set between the Davie and Robson Villages. According to the architect

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KPF adds Pacific Gate residential skyscraper to San Diego skyline

Global architecture firm Kohn Pedersen Fox has completed a high-rise condo building on the San Diego waterfront, with a curved glass form that stands out from the city’s boxy towers. Pacific Gate by Bosa stands 41 storeys tall at the junction of Broadway and Pacific – the main access into the downtown area from the

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130 William skyscraper for New York will be “great for drones” says David Adjaye

British architect David Adjaye has spoken about the design decisions behind his textured concrete skyscraper for Manhattan, as more details and renderings of the project are released. Located at 130 William Street, the residential tower will feature facades textured with lumpy hand-cast concrete all the way up to its peak. This will make the high-rise

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Jean Nouvel’s 53W53 tower tops out over New York’s MoMA

Newly released construction photographs show the progress of French architect Jean Nouvel’s first New York skyscraper: a supertall tower rising above the city’s Museum of Modern Art. The images by photographer Giles Ashford capture the 53W53 tower as construction reaches the final 82nd floor and the building’s curtain wall takes shape – significant progress since

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Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners officially completes Three World Trade Center in New York City

Architecture firm Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners has completed the construction of Three World Trade Center in Manhattan, which is now the city’s fifth-tallest building. The skyscraper spans 80 storeys and reaches 1,079 feet (329 metres) high, making it currently the second tallest building at the redeveloped World Trade Center site. External construction work in

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Zaha Hadid Architects to build “iconic” office on world’s most expensive site

Zaha Hadid Architects is set to build a 35-storey office tower on a £2.2 billion plot in Hong Kong, reportedly the most expensive site in the world. London-based Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA) has confirmed that it is working with Henderson Land Development to design an office block on Murray Road, on a site currently occupied by a multistorey

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Super-skinny triangular tower proposed as Melbourne’s tallest skyscraper

DeciBel Architecture has revealed its design for what could become Melbourne’s tallest skyscraper, a skinny 330-metre-high tower rising from a triangular plot. Proposed for an angled plot just half the size of a tennis court, the Magic tower would be the tallest building in the city, outstripping the 297.3-metre Eureka tower. The design has been submitted

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Pair of skyscrapers proposed for site of Calatrava’s doomed Chicago Spire

Two “sister skyscrapers” designed by architect David Childs have been unveiled for Chicago’s waterfront, nearly 10 years after work on Santiago Calatrava’s ill-fated Chicago Spire halted on the same plot. The 400 Lake Shore Drive development is located where the Chicago River flows into Lake Michigan, on the site the Spanish architect’s 150-storey Spire began

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Facebook to move into Jean Nouvel’s Barcelona skyscraper

Facebook has reportedly rented eight floors of office space inside the Jean Nouvel-designed Torre Glòries skyscraper in Barcelona, Spain. Competence Call Centre (CCC), a company hired by Facebook to combat the spread of fake news, hate speech and violent content on the social media platform, has acquired 9,000 square metres of office space in the building, according

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“Blue glass is the pleated khaki of facades” in New York

After years of glass dominating skyscraper construction in New York, architects in the city are returning to stone and other solid-looking materials to cover their towers. Dezeen spoke to those ditching glazing for alternative cladding to find out why. SHoP Architects’ Gregg Pasquarelli – the design principal behind a pair of copper-clad skyscrapers completed last

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Five “dancing” architecture projects that command an audience

Architect Bjarke Ingels is building a pair of towers in New York that he says are shaped to “dance” with each other. Here’s a look at a few other buildings designed to look as if they are performing a rhythmic routine. The XI by BIG, New York, USA Ingels’ firm BIG recently unveiled new images of

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Frank Gehry’s plans for Berlin’s tallest skyscraper put on hold

Plans for a 150-metre-tall skyscraper in Berlin designed by Frank Gehry have been put on hold due to safety issues with subway stations below the site. Gehry Partners won a competition in 2014 to design the Hines-Hochhaus tower for international real-estate firm Hines. It was expected to become the tallest building in the German city. But

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Rafael Viñoly plans angled residential towers for One River Point in Downtown Miami

Images of a mixed-use development for Miami by Uruguayan architect Rafael Viñoly show a pair of perpendicular towers connected at the top by a wedge-shaped sky bridge. One River Point – the architect’s first project in Miami – comprises two towers that are positioned at a right angle to one another, with a gap in

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Foster + Partners’ Reforma 432 will rival Mexico City’s tallest building

Construction is due to commence on a skyscraper by Foster + Partners in Mexico City, set to match the height of the city’s tallest tower. Mexican developers Abilia revealed in a statement earlier this month that it will begin work on the British firm’s Reforma 432. Mexico Daily News reported that Aramburuzabala said the tower

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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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Zaha Hadid Architects completes twisted Generali Tower in Milan

Zaha Hadid Architects has completed a twisted tower that soars 170 metres above Milan, making it the third tallest building in the city. The international architecture firm’s recently completed Generali Tower is one of three skyscrapers being built at the CityLife development on the previous site of Milan’s trade fair grounds. Nicknamed Lo Storto, or, The Twisted One, Zaha Hadid Architects’

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The XI towers in New York will “dance” with each other, says Bjarke Ingels

BIG has released new renderings of the pair of towers it is building beside New York’s High Line, which architect Bjarke Ingels says are shaped out of “mutual courtesy” for one another’s views. The XI development – also known as The Eleventh – is currently rising from a full city block between the city’s Chelsea

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KPF’s bullet-shaped skyscraper nears completion in Shenzhen

This supertall tapered skyscraper designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox for the China Resources export company in Shenzhen is nearing completion ahead of its opening later this year. The 400-metre supertall skyscraper, which is known locally as Spring Bamboo due to it resembling the shape of a bamboo shoot, will become the city’s third tallest building when it completes. Officially named the China Resources Headquarters, the 67-storey

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Studio Gang designs curvaceous tower for LA’s Chinatown

American firm Studio Gang has unveiled plans for a tower in Los Angeles with a curvy exterior evocative of a rolling wave. The tower is planned for 643 North Spring Street in Chinatown, and is the first LA project for the firm. Reaching 26 storeys, the series of floor plates are shaped to give the

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Studio Gang unveils scalloped concrete condo tower for Brooklyn

US firm Studio Gang has revealed a 51-storey residential tower in Brooklyn, featuring scooped concrete windows and a curved elevated park. Newly released images show the 11 Hoyt development, which the firm’s New York studio has designed for the site of a former car park, next to the Macy’s store in Downtown Brooklyn. The condominium

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Fly-through video shows impact of 500 tall buildings planned for London

This fly-through video created for the NLA’s annual London Tall Buildings Survey shows how over 500 towers currently proposed for London will affect the capital’s skyline. The digital model of London was created by VU.CITY for New London Architecture (NLA) as part of its fifth annual London Tall Buildings Survey, which was published today. The results of

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Collapsable skyscraper for disaster zones wins conceptual design competition

A team of Polish architects designed this concept for a foldable skyscraper that could be delivered by helicopter to offer relief in remote disaster zones. The collapsable tower named Skyshelter.zip was designed by Damian Granosik, Jakub Kulisa, and Piotr Pańczyk, and has been named the winner of this year’s eVolo Skyscraper Competition. The flattened structure is designed to be

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NBBJ completes “vertical campus” for Tencent’s headquarters in Shenzhen

At the Shenzhen headquarters of Chinese tech giant Tencent, twin skyscrapers are connected by sky bridges designed to help employees meet. Architect NBBJ designed Tencent’s Global Headquarters specifically to prevent the 10,000 workers of the technology firm from getting siloed in their different departments. Two glass and aluminium towers rise to 50 and 39 stories respectively and are

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Conran and Partners unveils residential conversion of Richard Seifert’s Centre Point

Richard Seifert’s celebrated Centre Point tower in London has been restored and converted into apartments by architecture firm Conran and Partners. London-based Conran and Partners has completely overhauled the Grade-II listed white-concrete high-rise, which was completed by Seifert in 1966, at the intersection of Oxford Street and Tottenham Court Road. The 36-storey tower previously contained offices,

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Visuals revealed of Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners Toronto skyscraper

Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners has released the first visualisations of The HUB, a skyscraper that will “hover” above a historic building in Toronto, Canada. Renders show an external steel structure supporting the building and allowing it to cantilever over the Toronto Harbour Commission Building, a six storey building erected on the site in 1917. “Our

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Paris garden skyscraper by SOM will be “one of the most sustainable buildings in Europe”

Skidmore Owings and Merrill has proposed a 180-metre skyscraper in Paris that is designed to be zero-energy, and accessible via a garden bridge leading from the River Seine. The international architecture firm is part of the team that launched a masterplan for the Charenton-Bercy project at property event MIPIM in Cannes this week. Led by urban

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Herzog & de Meuron completes Jade Signature skyscraper in Miami

Swiss firm Herzog & de Meuron has completed a residential tower north of Miami Beach, featuring terraces formed by extended concrete floor slabs. Set to open officially on 16 March 2018, the Jade Signature development is located beside the beach in the Sunny Isles district and includes 192 condominiums. The 57-storey concrete tower, which tapers

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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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BIG releases new image of twisting residential towers in New York

Danish firm BIG has unveiled a new rendering of its pair of rotated towers that are currently under construction in New York’s Chelsea neighbourhood. The image provides an updated overview of BIG’s The Eleventh development, which is being built alongside the city’s High Line elevated park. Reaching different heights, the two bronze- and travertine-clad towers are designed with

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RB Systems envisions super-slender cylindrical skyscraper for New York

Design studio RB Systems is following the trend for super-slender towers in New York with a speculative proposal for a 400-metre skyscraper in Midtown Manhattan, which would be supported by spiralling steel cables rather than columns. Potentially soaring above all of the neighbouring high-rise structures, the tube-like office building would be built on a currently

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Honeycomb-patterned towers by Büro Ole Scheeren frame gardens in Singapore

A pair of skyscrapers with concave, honeycomb-patterned facades bracket planted plazas at Büro Ole Scheeren’s Duo development in Singapore, Malaysia. The architecture firm headed up by German architect Ole Scheeren designed the pair of glass skyscrapers to frame interlocking public spaces in the city-state’s Kampong Glam neighbourhood. At 186 metres, the tallest of the towers is entirely residential, comprising 660 apartments

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SOM’s modernist Park Avenue skyscraper faces demolition

A 1960s Midtown Manhattan skyscraper by architecture firm SOM will become the largest building ever to be deliberately destroyed, when it is knocked down in favour of a new tower that will soar 150 metres taller. The 270 Park Avenue high-rise is the headquarters of American bank JPMorgan Chase, which announced last week that it plans

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Glass-bottomed pool extends from Honolulu tower by SCB

A skyscraper in Hawaii has become the latest to feature a vertigo-inducing swimming pool, allowing brave swimmers to look down through its transparent base. The glass-bottomed pool extends out from the seventh floor of the Anaha complex in Honolulu, designed by Chicago-based studio Solomon Cordwell Buenz (SCB) in collaboration with local firm Benjamin Woo Architects.

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Sordo Madaleno designs elliptical latticed skyscraper for Monterrey

Stepped roof gardens will be built up around the latticed glass skyscraper that Mexican firm Sordo Madaleno Arquitectos has designed as part of a new mixed-use complex in Monterrey. Sordo Madaleno Arquitectos developed the Constitución 999 tower in response to an international contest, which was seeking proposals for a plot along Constitución Avenue in the

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World’s tallest timber tower proposed for Tokyo

Japanese timber company Sumitomo Forestry has revealed plans for the world’s tallest wooden building in Tokyo, a 350-metre skyscraper that would also be the country’s highest. Sumitomo Forestry, the lumber arm of one of Japan’s largest corporations, is proposing the 70-storey hybrid timber skyscraper to mark the company’s 350th anniversary in 2041. Named W350, the ambitious

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Dubai tower with golden lattice spire named world’s tallest hotel

A 356.5-metre skyscraper topped with swimming pools and a golden latticed roof in Dubai has won the title of the world’s tallest hotel. Developed by the Al Attar Group on a plot measuring 30 square metres, the Gevora Hotel stretches almost a quarter of a mile into the air. The Guinness Book of World Records ratified its claim

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Zaha Hadid’s One Thousand Museum tower tops out in Miami

More images have been released to show the luxury amenities that will available to residents of Zaha Hadid’s One Thousand Museum tower in Miami, which has reached its full height. The 62-storey residential skyscraper – one of the late architect’s last buildings – has topped out at 700 feet (210 metres) high. With a curving structural

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Foster unveils homes for art collectors inside skinny New York skyscraper

Foster + Partners has designed 15 loft-style apartments suited to displaying expansive art collections inside its luxury residential tower, which is nearing completion in Midtown Manhattan. The residences are among the first to be completed at One Hundred East Fifty Third, a 63-storey skyscraper rising next to Mies van der Rohe’s 1950s Seagram Building. While the narrow tower will

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David Chipperfield wins competition to design Hamburg’s tallest tower

David Chipperfield Architects is set to build a 230-metre-high skyscraper on the River Elbe in Hamburg, expected to become the city’s tallest building. Named Elbtower, the competition-winning design is for a tapered skyscraper that will act as a counterpoint to Herzog and de Meuron’s nearby Elbphilharmonie concert hall. The tower is designed by David Chipperfield’s Berlin office for developer SIGNA Prime

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BIG and Carlo Ratti design Singapore tower with trees bursting through facade

Bjarke Ingels Group and Carlo Ratti Associati have started building a 280-metre-high skyscraper in Singapore, which will feature a four-storey vertical park complete with treetop cocoons. The tower, at 88 Market Street in the city-state’s financial district, will contain 29 floors of office space and 299 apartments, along with gardens spread through the building. BIG and CRA’s design shows the

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DFA proposes “floating” affordable housing for dilapidated Manhattan pier

New York architecture studio DFA has imagined a series of latticed apartment towers for Manhattan’s Pier 40, which would be able to remain above water in the event of rising sea levels. DFA’s conceptual proposal involves constructing a complex of housing, recreational and commercial facilities on the square-shaped Pier 40. The structure extends 250 metres

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GRT Architects restores facade and overhauls lobby of New York’s Fashion Tower

New York studio GRT Architects has uncovered and repaired the decorative facade of a tower in the city’s Garment District, during the renovation of its entrance inside and out. The Fashion Tower is a 23-storey art deco building by architect Emery Roth – best known for residential towers in the city like the San Remo

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KPF’s Brooklyn skyscraper to feature record-breaking rooftop pool

Kohn Pedersen Fox’s 68-storey skyscraper in Downtown Brooklyn will include the “highest residential infinity pool in the western hemisphere” on its roof. Two new renderings show the infinity pool as part of a “rooftop retreat” that New York-based firm Mathews Nielsen Landscape Architects has designed for the Brooklyn Point residential tower, which is set to become

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KPF’s Shenzhen skyscraper is now fourth tallest in the world

This 599-metre skyscraper in Shenzhen by architecture firm Kohn Pederson Fox is punctuated by “sky lobbies” and crowned by an observation deck offering the loftiest views in the city. Located in the Futian business district, the glass and stone skyscraper is the headquarters of Chinese insurance company Ping An. The Ping An Finance Centre has 100 floors of offices

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Salesforce Tower by Pelli Clarke Pelli completes in San Francisco

San Francisco’s tallest skyscraper, designed by US firm Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects, has completed as part of a major development in the city’s Downtown area. Reaching 1,070 feet (326 metres) and 61 storeys tall, the Salesforce Tower celebrated its official opening on 8 January 2018 and will become the headquarters of cloud computing company Salesforce.

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Taipei’s latest skyscraper inspired by the shape of bamboo shoots

Antonio Citterio Patricia Viel and Partners is set to design the latest addition to Taipei’s skyline – a green bamboo-shaped skyscraper that will house not one, but two luxury hotels. The Italian multi-disciplinary design practice is creating the 280-metre-tall Taipei Sky Tower (TST) for Taipei-based developers Riant Capital Limited. With its curved edges, angled tip and grooved green

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“550 Madison is worthy of the greatest respect and most careful preservation”

As demolition work begins on the lobby of Philip Johnson’s AT&T Building, now known as 550 Madison, Municipal Art Society of New York chair Christy MacLear emphasises the building’s architectural significance and warns of the limitations of the city’s current preservation process. As thousands of New Yorkers go about their work days, a monument is

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Pair of London skyscrapers by Zaha Hadid Architects split opinion

Zaha Hadid Architects’ plans for two soaring skyscrapers at Vauxhall Cross could be the firm’s first foray into a mixed-use project in London, but the design is proving controversial. The architecture firm submitted plans for the two towers, measuring 185 and 151 metres respectively, at the end of 2017. The architects claim the scheme could

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Dubai Frame opens amid claims of copyright infringement

The controversial Dubai Frame has opened to the public, despite an ongoing copyright dispute with architect Fernando Donis, who won a competition to design the observation tower over a decade ago. Comprising a pair of 150-metre-tall towers linked by a 93-metre-wide bridge, the Dubai Frame opened to the public in Za’abeel Park on 1 January 2018.

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Birmingham’s tallest residential skyscraper to include rooftop running track and app-controlled lifts

Glenn Howells Architects has won approval to build a 132-metre skyscraper that will be the tallest residential building in Birmingham, England, and will house over 480 hi-tech rental apartments. Called 2one2 Broad Street, the 42-storey tower will occupy a central location in the city on the site of the former nightclub Tramps on Broad Street. Renders show the

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Trump Tower catches fire in New York City, injuring three

An electrical fire has caused smoke to billow from the roof of Donald Trump’s skyscraper on Manhattan’s Fifth Avenue and has injured three people. Reports claim that Trump Tower’s heating, ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC) system ignited earlier around 7am, but the New York City Fire Department tweeted saying the fire was “under control” shortly afterwards.

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13 skyscrapers set to transform City of London skyline by 2026

These new renderings reveal how the City of London skyline is set to look within the next decade, with the addition of 13 skyscrapers, including one expected to be 290 metres high. The CGIs commissioned by the City of London Corporation show how the skyline of London’s financial district will be affected by 2026, based on current

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Dezeen’s top 10 conceptual skyscrapers of 2017

This year saw a bumper crop of conceptual towers unveiled, in addition to the plethora of completed skyscrapers. Architecture editor Jessica Mairs continues our review of the year with her pick of the best fantasy towers, from plant-covered high-rises on Mars to a vertical farm in Africa. Analemma Tower by Clouds Architecture Office Not satisfied with building

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San Francisco’s sinking Millennium Tower poses major fire risk, states report

A sinking and tilting skyscraper in San Francisco is now at risk of a major cladding fire, according to a report. The investigation looked at the safety of the 58-storey Millennium Tower, which in March of this year was found to have sunk 17 inches (43 centimetres) and tilted 14 inches (36 centimetres) since completion in 2008. It found that

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Herzog & de Meuron unveils plans for trio of residential towers in Basel

Swiss practice Herzog & de Meuron has won a competition to design a new masterplan for Basel’s Nordspitze area, including three residential skyscrapers. The masterplan by Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Mueron’s Basel-based firm will transform a commercial area of the city into a new urban quarter, with high-density residential blocks and two new parks. Three slim, cylindrical towers are planned

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Transparent buildings are safer says Renzo Piano

In this video interview, architect Renzo Piano discusses designing his glass skyscraper for The New York Times in the wake of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Piano began work on the project just three days after the city’s Twin Towers were destroyed in 2001, and said everyone was unsurprisingly fearful of building another high-rise that could

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David Adjaye updates design for his first New York skyscraper

British architect David Adjaye has released a revised version of his firm’s first New York high-rise: a 66-storey concrete skyscraper in Downtown Manhattan. The newly released official renderings show a much different design to the conceptual images leaked earlier this year, which depicted the skyscraper with golden facades. Instead, the residential tower on William Street in the Financial

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Global skyscraper construction reaches all-time high thanks to new supertalls in 23 countries

More supertall skyscrapers were completed in 2017 than any previous year, with the tallest coming in at 599 metres, according to new industry research. The annual report from the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) reveals that 144 supertalls – skyscrapers of 200 metres or higher – were finished in 2017, across 23 different countries.

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Iwan Baan photographs MAD’s Chaoyang Park Plaza in the Beijing haze

These images taken by Dutch photographer Iwan Baan capture the mountainous forms of MAD’s new Beijing skyscraper complex against a humid August sky.  Baan’s photographs show the 10 rounded structures that make up the 220,000-square-metre Chaoyang Park Plaza – completed by MAD earlier this year – juxtaposed with a skyli ne dominated by boxy tower blocks. The photographer, who is

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Dezeen’s top 10 skyscrapers of 2017

Architecture editor Jessica Mairs continues our review of 2017 with 10 skyscrapers that made their mark this year, from the unapologetically tall to the peculiarly shaped. Chaoyang Park Plaza, China, by MAD Completing just in time for the end of the year, MAD only revealed final photographs of its Chaoyang Park Plaza yesterday – but the mound-shaped towers has been

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New York commences plans to landmark Philip Johnson’s AT&T building

The process to bestow landmark status on Philip Johnson’s postmodern Midtown Manhattan skyscraper is now underway, a move that could stop Snøhetta’s planned renovation of the building from going ahead. New York’s Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) voted unanimously today to set a date for the public hearing to preserve the tower at 550 Madison, commonly

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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 side. Close to Lincoln Center and Central Park, the tower at 50 West 66th Street will feature several slices up its form, as it narrows in stages from base to top. “The design

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