Ole Scheeren plans to radically transform Frankfurt office block into Jenga-like apartment tower

Architect Ole Scheeren has unveiled plans for his first project in Europe, which will see him completely overhaul a 1970s office block in Frankfurt to create 200 riverside homes. Having spent more than a decade focusing on Asia, the German architect is shifting his focus to his home country. He plans to completely reconfigure a

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Tour Montparnasse set to receive “green makeover” by Nouvelle AOM

French studio Nouvelle AOM has been selected to overhaul the Tour Montparnasse skyscraper, in time for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games. Nouvelle AOM is a team made up of the heads of three Paris-based firms: Franklin Azzi of Franklin Azzi Architecture, Fréderic Chartier and Pascale Dalix from Chartier Dalix, and Mathurin Hardel and Cyrille Le Bihan of Hardel + Le Bihan Architectes. The consortium

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Architects reimagine Chicago’s Tribune Tower with abstract skyscraper models

Fifteen alternative visions for the famous 1920s Tribune Tower competition are presented as giant models at the Chicago Architecture Biennial. Architects, studios and teams from around the world have contributed their abstract skyscraper designs for the Vertical City exhibition at the biennial, which opened to press today. They were asked to interpret the brief for

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DFA proposes tallest timber observation tower to clean Central Park reservoir

New York studio DFA has envisioned a prefabricated timber tower for New York’s Central Park that would both filter a contaminated reservoir and provide views over the city. The temporary 712-foot-tall (220-metre) Central Park Tower would sit in the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir, a 106-acre man-made lake that encompasses one-eighth of the park’s area and

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Jean Nouvel’s 53W53 “MoMA tower” progress shown in photographs

Construction photos, released along with new renderings, show that French architect Jean Nouvel’s supertall skyscraper in Manhattan has reached the 58th floor. Rising above New York’s Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) at 53 West 53rd Street, the 53W53 residential tower is due to reach 1,050 feet tall once complete. Pritzker Prize-winning architect Nouvel’s design has

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New images capture MAD’s rock-shaped Chaoyang Park Plaza

This new set of images by photographer Khoo Guo Jie captures the mountain-inspired details of Chinese firm MAD’s Chaoyang Park Plaza as it nears completion in Beijing. Khoo Guo Jie’s photographs document the skyscrapers, office blocks and public space that make up the 120,000-square-metre complex built on the southern edge of Chaoyang Park – one of the city’s largest parklands.

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Mecanoo designs 12 skyscrapers for new business district in Shenzhen

Dutch architecture firm Mecanoo has won a competition to masterplan a commercial district in Shenzhen, China, with its design for 12 stepped skyscrapers built around a park featuring a raised path and pools. Mecanoo’s masterplan will see the development of 1.36 million square metres of commercial facilities integrated with Shenzhen North Station, which includes one of the city’s regional railway stations and a

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Five skyscrapers set to transform Chicago’s skyline

Chicago – the birthplace of the skyscraper – is poised to host its second architecture biennial, so we’ve rounded up five of the tallest towers either approved or underway in the city. Vista Tower by Studio Gang Set to reach 1,186 feet at its highest point when it completes in 2020, local architect Jeanne Gang’s

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OMA’s Park Grove towers in Miami shown in new renderings

This new set of images provides a closer look at the trio of towers designed by architecture firm OMA for Miami’s Coconut Grove. Currently under construction, the Park Grove development occupies the last open lot in the waterfront area south of Downtown Miami. It sits along Bay Shore Drive’s “wall of towers”, made up of

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UNStudio uses colour to give identity to faceless South Korean skyscrapers

Dutch office UNStudio has devised a solution to the “impersonal homogeneity” of high-rises in many Asian cities – add colour and patterns to the exteriors. The Amsterdam-based firm has transformed two whole urban blocks in Daegu, South Korea’s fourth largest city, by adding digitally designed patterns onto the facades of more than 20 different skyscrapers. These colours help

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Schmidt Hammer Lassen reveals plans for Monroe Blocks development in downtown Detroit

Danish firm Schmidt Hammer Lassen has released visuals of its first US project: a mixed-use development in Detroit, Michigan, bound by two glazed towers overlooking the city’s historic theatre district. Schmidt Hammer Lassen was commissioned for the Monroe Blocks scheme by developer Bedrock Detroit, and is working on the design with local architects Neumann Smith and engineering firm Buro Happold.

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Gary Neville and Ryan Giggs reveal new Hodder + Partners-designed tower for Manchester

Former footballers Gary Neville and Ryan Giggs have revealed a new Hodder + Partners-designed tower for Manchester, England, after dropping their original designs following uproar over the plan to raze several historic buildings. The former Manchester United players-turned-devlopers are working with Burnley Football Club owner Brendan Flood on the plans for the St Michael’s scheme, which they first unveiled in August 2016. But the

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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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Zaha Hadid Architects reveals progress on Beijing skyscraper with “world’s highest atrium”

Zaha Hadid Architects has released a series of black-and-white photographs showing construction of the vast atrium inside its 207-metre skyscraper in Beijing. The newly released photographs show the building’s twisted structural skeleton at about three quarters complete, with three of the walkways that wrap the central atrium in place. Zaha Hadid Architects report that the

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Helmut Jahn’s 1000M skyscraper poised to rise in Chicago

New renderings have been released of American-German architect Helmut Jahn’s tower for Chicago’s South Loop, as preparations for construction begin and sales of its luxury condominiums get ready to open. Due to imminently rise from a vacant lot at 1000 South Michigan Avenue, the residential skyscraper dubbed 1000M will reach 832 feet (254 metres) once

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World’s skinniest skyscraper stalls at 20 storeys tall

Construction has halted on the skinny supertall skyscraper designed by SHoP Architects in Manhattan due to ballooning costs. The svelte 111 West 57th Street is reportedly $50 million over budget, so a major investor has filed a lawsuit against the sponsors and lender. Therefore work has stalled indefinitely on the project, which has so far

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Engineers propose solution for San Francisco’s sinking Millennium Tower

San Francisco’s sinking skyscraper has descended another inch, but engineers have come up with a potential fix. The Millennium Tower now sits 17 inches (43 centimetres) lower than when it opened in 2008 – down a further inch in the past seven months – according to local news source SFGate. The 58-storey luxury condominium tower

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SOM designs “new skyline” for port area of Sri Lanka’s largest city

SOM has won a competition to design a new district for Sri Lankan city Colombo, with a design featuring numerous skyscrapers, a marina, canals and a park, influenced by the country’s tropical climate. The finance and marina district masterplan was designed by SOM for CHEC Port City Colombo, which is looking to transform 269 hectares of reclaimed land beside Colombo’s

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MVRDV designs new Rotterdam skyscraper featuring pixellated walls

Rotterdam studio MVRDV has unveiled plans to build a new skyscraper in its home city, featuring a pixellated facade made up of hundreds of bay windows. Rising to a height of around 150 metres, The Sax will consist of two towers, bridged halfway up by a large horizontal volume with a public plaza on its roof. It

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Zaha Hadid Architects unveils new visuals for “stacked vases” hotel tower in Melbourne

Zaha Hadid Architects has revealed new visuals of its proposed 185-metre tower in Melbourne, which will be made up of four stacked blocks with white filigree facades. First unveiled by London-based ZHA back in 2015, the tower will be located on Collins Street, in the heart of the city’s central business district. It is expected to open in 2023 and will be occupied by the Mandarin Oriental hotel

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Stefano Boeri designs “vertical forest” city to eat up China’s smog

Italian architect Stefano Boeri has unveiled plans for a city near China’s Liuzhou, featuring towers completely covered in trees and plants to combat air pollution. The Liuzhou Forest City will feature nearly 40,000 trees and almost one million plants, comprising 100 different species. The greenery is designed to trail over balconies and the roofs of a series of skyscrapers spanning 175 hectares along the

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Europe at forefront of timber construction finds CTBUH report

France, Austria and Norway are to become home to the world’s tallest wooden buildings according to a new report by the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat, which has found Europe to be leading the timber construction movement. The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) conducted the study Tall Timber: A Global Audit on built, under construction

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LA’s tallest skyscraper opens

The Wilshire Grand Center in Los Angeles, America’s tallest building west of the Mississippi River, has officially opened. The glass-clad skyscraper designed by local firm AC Martin is topped with a spire that takes its height to 1,099 feet (335 metres), overtaking the US Bank Tower by more than 80 feet (24 metres). Located at

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Hollwich Kushner reimagines New York’s art-deco landmarks

Architecture studio Hollwich Kushner has remodelled New York’s art-deco buildings, including the Empire State Building and the Chrysler Building, to show what the iconic landmarks might look like if built today. Hollwich Kushner (HWKN) undertook the New(er) York Project to develop more a contemporary version of art deco – a decorative art, design and architecture style that emerged in

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Shigeru Ban reveals new details of “world’s tallest hybrid timber structure” for Vancouver

New images have been released of Shigeru Ban’s Terrace House, a residential tower for Vancouver that is poised to become the world’s tallest wooden structure. Designed for the Vancouver waterfront, the Japanese architect first unveiled plans for Terrace House last year. The initial visual showed a mono-pitched timber-framed structure clad in glass that was to be supported by a concrete and steel

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Freedom Tower is a “missed opportunity” says Ian Schrager

The skyscraper that replaced the Twin Towers represents a missed chance to create great architecture, according to New York hotelier Ian Schrager. Schrager described One World Trade Center, the 1,776-foot-high (541 metres) tower designed by SOM, as a “missed opportunity”. “I’m not trying to diminish the architecture of the Freedom Tower, but I just think

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Skinny supertall tower by Meganom unveiled for New York

Moscow-based studio Meganom has been tapped to design its first US project – a slender, 305-metre residential skyscraper planned for Midtown Manhattan. The supertall tower, called 262 Fifth Avenue, is slated to rise in the Nomad district near Madison Square Park. The skyscraper will ascend to 1,001 feet (305 metres) and will be “unlike anything else built in

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Dutch firm Concrete completes tallest residential skyscraper in New Jersey

Amsterdam-based studio Concrete has completed an apartment tower across from Manhattan that features a range of unusual amenities, including a “creative lab”, and a residency program for scientists and artists. Called Jersey City Urby, the 69-storey skyscraper is located at 200 Greene Street in Jersey City, just across the Hudson River from Lower Manhattan. Rising 713 feet

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Ole Scheeren’s pixellated MahaNakhon tower photographed by Hufton + Crow

British duo Hufton + Crow visited Bangkok to capture these images of Thailand’s tallest tower, which was designed by Ole Scheeren and features modular cutaways spiralling around its facades. The 77-storey MahaNakhon tower topped out in 2015, becoming the tallest building in the Thai capital at 314 metres. As the project neared completion last year,

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Images of New York skyscraper by David Adjaye leaked

Renderings have emerged of The Wall Street Tower, a 61-storey skyscraper designed by British architect David Adjaye for Downtown Manhattan. The residential tower will be the recently knighted architect’s first skyscraper in New York City, and include 244 luxury condominiums. Adjaye designed the project for the Lightstone Group, which published the images on a dedicated website that

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MAD’s mountain-shaped tower complex nears completion in Beijing

New images by photographer Edmon Leong offer a first look at the nearly completed glass volumes of MAD’s Chaoyang Park Plaza – a commercial and residential complex based on rock formations in Beijing. MAD’s 120,000-square-metre complex of skyscrapers, office blocks and public spaces is located in Beijing’s central business district, which sits on the southern edge of Chaoyang Park –

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Angled louvres shade glass skyscraper in Guadalajara by Sordo Madelano Arquitectos

Mexican firm Sordo Madelano Arquitectos has stacked offset volumes that contain a hotel and office spaces to form a tower in Guadalajara. Torre Américas 1500 is the first building to complete as part of a complex off Américas Avenue, one of the principle highways in Guadalajara – which is emerging as Mexico’s architecture hotspot. Tasked

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Skyscraper competition proposal involves erecting towers within world’s largest trees

A conceptual scheme by a team of South Korean designers calls for inserting towers within the hollowed-out trunks of giant sequoias in the western US. Called Tribute: The Monument of Giant, the visionary scheme imagines buildings constructed within the empty trunks of giant sequoias, a type of redwood tree native to the Sierra Nevada mountains in California.

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Kris Provoost photographs the most flamboyant architecture of China’s building boom

OMA’s trouser-shaped CCTV tower and Herzog & de Meuron’s Bird’s Nest stadium feature in this photo series by Kris Provoost, which documents the “weird architecture” China has tried to ban. Architect Kris Provoost, who lives and works in Shanghai, spent seven years creating The Beautified China photoset. In it he captures some of the more unusual projects created by world-renowned architecture practices

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Riverside office tower in Chicago by Goettsch Partners rises from sharply tapered base

US firm Goettsch Partners has completed a glass skyscraper with a compact footprint, which responds to its placement next to active train tracks and the Chicago River. Called 150 North Riverside, the commercial tower is located on a prominent waterfront site in the city’s West Loop. Rising 54 storeys, the glass-faced skyscraper sharply tapers inward

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SOM reveals designs for 16-hectare “vertical village” in central Bangkok

Skidmore Owings & Merril has unveiled its vision for One Bangkok: a new district in the centre of the Thai city made up of a family skyscrapers interspersed with green spaces. One Bangkok will provide extensive residential, hotel, retail, office and public space for an estimated 60,000 people once the district is complete in 2025. The design by Chicago-based architects SOM will integrate a

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Modular affordable housing envisioned for “abandoned” New York airspace

This conceptual scheme by designers Beomki Lee and Chang Kyu Lee calls for using vacant airspace over existing New York buildings to create affordable apartments and public areas. Called Instant City: Living Air-Right, the design consists of a white, modular, grid-like structure built atop existing low-rise buildings. Renderings show the proposal above 225 West 28th

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Farm tower proposed for Africa wins international skyscraper competition

Polish designers Pawel Lipiński and Mateusz Frankowski have designed a conceptual high-rise building for sub-Saharan Africa that would be filled with crops, helping address issues of hunger and poverty. Titled Mashambas Skyscraper, the project won first place in the eVolo Skyscraper Competition, which annually invites architects and designers to conceive futuristic towers. The winner was chosen

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Glass-bottomed Sky Pool suspends swimmers 500 feet above Houston

A transparent portion of a swimming pool atop a high-rise development in Houston, Texas, projects outward so brave residents can view both the skyline in front and the ground 40 storeys below. The Market Square Tower is the latest residential complex to boast a glass-bottomed pool, following proposals for London and India. A post shared

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KPF completes South Korea’s tallest skyscraper

American firm Kohn Pedersen Fox has completed the 555-metre-high Lotte World Tower in Seoul, which is now the tallest building in South Korea and the fifth-tallest building in the world. The skyscraper opened earlier this month after eight years of construction, surpassing the 305-metre-high Northeast Asia Trade Tower in Incheon by over 200 metres to become the tallest skyscraper on the

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SHoP completes “dancing” copper-clad luxury apartment towers in New York

US firm SHoP Architects has completed a pair of skyscrapers that feature copper cladding, bent silhouettes and a skybridge suspended more than 90 metres above the ground. The first tenants have moved into the American Copper Buildings, located on First Avenue and 36th Street, along Manhattan’s East River waterfront. Designed by New York-based SHoP Architects,

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Visualisation reveals how the Los Angeles skyline might look in 2030

A glimpse at the future of LA shows a growing number of skyscrapers that will spread southwest from the Downtown cluster. The rendering by New York creative agency Visualhouse shows towers set to rise in Los Angeles between now and 2030. As viewed from Griffith Park, behind the iconic observatory, the image shows the string

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Record number of skyscrapers completed in London in 2016

More skyscrapers were constructed in London last year than ever before, with 26 opening their doors and 455 more in the pipeline, according to new industry research. The figures come from the London Tall Buildings Survey, which charts the number of towers of 20 storeys or more completed, proposed or currently in planning across the

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Studio Libeskind to build twisted garden tower in Toulouse

American architect Daniel Libeskind’s firm has been selected to create a 150-metre-high tower covered in trees and plants in the heart of Toulouse’s business district. Studio Libeskind designed the Occitanie Tower for property developer Compagnie de Phalsbourg, which unveiled the project at the MIPIM real-estate event in Cannes earlier this month. The so-called garden tower is expected to

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MVRDV unveils pair of stone towers for The Hague topped with “crown of terraces”

MVRDV has revealed its design for a pair of mixed-use towers in The Hague, which will feature natural stone facades that stagger into wooden outdoor spaces on top. Located in The Hague’s central business district, the Grotius towers will each include over 500 apartments, along with shops and restaurants, and parking on the lower floors. The Dutch firm designed the buildings to activate

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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 asteroid, leaving residents to parachute to earth. New York-based Clouds Architecture Office drew up plans for Analemma Tower to “overturn the established skyscraper typology” by building not up from the ground but down from the sky

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Zaha Hadid Architects’ 666 Fifth Avenue skyscraper compared to glass dildo

A skyscraper proposed for Midtown Manhattan, designed by Zaha Hadid Architects and developed by the family of Donald Trump’s son-in-law, has received phallic comparisons on social media. The $12 billion plans for 666 Fifth Avenue involve replacing a 1950s office building and adding 40 floors above its previous height. The glass addition would bring the

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Oiio imagines The Big Bend skyscraper for New York as “the longest building in the world”

In response to the swathe of supertall luxury residential towers rising in New York, local studio Oiio has proposed a conceptual skyscraper that loops over to boast length rather than height. The Big Bend would be formed from a very thin structure that curves at the top and returns to the ground, creating what the

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One Bayfront Plaza by KPF set to become Miami’s joint-tallest building

International architecture firm Kohn Pedersen Fox has revealed plans for a supertall skyscraper in Miami, which will match Foster + Partners’ twin towers at the city’s maximum height limit. One Bayfront Plaza in the Downtown area will rise to 1,049 feet (320 metres) – the recently revised height restriction set by the Federal Aviation Administration,

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SOM and Squire and Partners complete tallest tower in London’s Islington

British firms Squire and Partners and SOM have completed a slender skyscraper just north of the City of London, which at 117 metres is the tallest tower in the borough of Islington. As the borough’s tallest building, the Lexicon is intended to act an icon for its location on the west side of the City Road Basin – part of the Regent Canal. Squire

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Renzo Piano joins roster of starchitects adding to San Francisco’s skyline

Another skyscraper is set for San Francisco’s SoMa district, this time by Italian architect Renzo Piano. The mixed-use skyscraper will rise 37 storeys at 555 Howard Street, close to the Transbay Transit Hub that is currently under construction. The surrounding South of Market (SoMa) area is also undergoing huge development, with tall buildings by Foster

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Paris announces seven skyscrapers to boost post-Brexit business

“Tired of the Fog? Try the frogs!” goes the marketing campaign attempting to lure post-Brexit business to Paris’ La Défense district, where seven new skyscrapers are being built in anticipation of an influx of British workers. The family of skyscrapers – designed by architects including Jean Nouvel and Norman Foster – was announced by French presidential candidate Emmanuel

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Tonkin Liu reveals tapering tower complex for Zhengzhou

London-based architecture firm Tonkin Liu has revealed its plans for a family of fritted-glass skyscrapers, which will be arranged around a central plaza in the Chinese city of Zhengzhou.  Five tapering towers scoop up from a podium surrounding a central garden, taking a form not dissimilar to the recent £1 billion tower complex Santiago Calatrava designed for London’s

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Stefano Boeri reveals plans for tree-covered towers in Nanjing

Italian architect Stefano Boeri has unveiled plans for a “vertical forest” in China, a pair of towers covered with trees and trailing plants in the centre of Nanjing. Over 1,000 trees, 2,500 cascading plants and shrubs will line the facades of the Nanjing Vertical Forest, which is already under construction in the city’s Pukou District. The mixed-used development commissioned by

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Skinny Manhattan residential skyscraper by KPF nears completion in Flatiron District

New photos reveal the glassy exterior and thin sculpted form of Madison Square Park Tower, a 65-storey apartment building by US firm Kohn Pedersen Fox that is slated to open this year. Reaching a height of 777 feet (237 metres), the skyscraper – formerly known as 45 East 22nd Street – will be the tallest building

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Zaha Hadid Architects’ Beijing tower to feature world’s largest atrium

Construction is well underway on a 207-metre skyscraper by Zaha Hadid Architects in Beijing, which will feature a huge twisting atrium that is expected to be the world’s tallest. Located in the Lize Financial Business District – a new business, residential and transport hub in southwest Beijing – the 46-storey Leeza Soho will feature a mix of

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Toronto’s CN Tower reimagined as residential high-rise covered in wooden pods

Clusters of parasitic apartment units cling to the sides of the CN Tower in this conceptual proposal by Toronto studio Quadrangle. The modular wooden residences would nestle between the giant concrete fins of the 553-metre-tall communications tower – one of the world’s tallest, and a major tourist attraction. “Quadrangle saw an opportunity to reinvigorate the

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Herzog & de Meuron’s Jenga-like 56 Leonard skyscraper photographed by Hufton + Crow

The stacked-blocked form of Herzog & de Meuron’s residential tower in Tribeca, New York, is shown in these images by photographers Hufton + Crow. The Swiss architecture firm’s 60-storey skyscraper at 56 Leonard Street towers over the comparatively low-rise neighbourhood. Hufton + Crow’s photos present the building as complete from the outside, after Instagram users

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Giant slanted glass wall defines New York apartment tower by FXFOWLE

This mixed-use building by American firm FXFOWLE consists of a shard-like tower that juts out above Manhattan’s low-rise Chelsea neighbourhood. Reaching 347 feet (106 metres) in height, the hybrid building called 35XV contains an 18-storey apartment tower anchored to a six-storey base. These lower floors serve as an extension to a neighbouring high school. “The building design establishes

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BIG’s VIA 57 West skyscraper captured at sunset by Hufton + Crow

British duo Hufton + Crow have become the latest photographers to shoot BIG’s first contribution to the Manhattan skyline, capturing the building’s dramatic silhouette from across the Hudson River. The tetrahedral shape and metallic cladding of the VIA 57 West residential tower clearly stand out against neighbouring skyscrapers in Hufton + Crow’s images. BIG founder,

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Impracticality drives tenants out of Jean Nouvel’s Barcelona skyscraper

Jean Nouvel’s Torre Agbar skyscraper has been sold for the second time in just three years, with its site in Barcelona’s emerging technology district struggling to hold onto tenants. Merlin Properties paid €142 million (£123 million) for the 38-storey tower, originally designed by the French architect for the water company Agbar Group. The Spanish developer plans to invest

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China’s building boom makes 2016 a record-breaking year for skyscrapers

A chart-busting 128 skyscrapers over 200 metres tall were completed last year, 84 of which were in China, according to the latest industry research. The annual report from the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) has revealed that the number of skyscrapers is greater than ever before – making it the third record-breaking year

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Construction begins on Poland’s tallest tower by Foster + Partners

Work has started on a 310-metre-high Warsaw skyscraper by Foster + Partners, expected to become the tallest building in Poland. The Varso Tower, or Warsaw Tower, is now under construction on a brownfield site next to the Warszawa Centralna railway station, with completion slated for 2020. Featuring three staggered volumes, the building will be 310 metres at the its

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Brutalist bunker to be converted into tower by Powerhouse Company

Powerhouse Company has revealed its plans to convert a brutalist bunker in Eindhoven into high-rise housing. The Bunker, originally constructed in the late 1960s to designs by Dutch architect Hugh Maaskant, was formerly used as a student centre by Eindhoven University of Technology. The low-lying concrete structure is located to the north side of the city’s Central Station.

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KPF unveils China’s second-tallest skyscraper

US firm Kohn Pedersen Fox has completed a 530-metre skyscraper in Guangzhou, the second tallest in all of China and the fifth tallest in the world. KPF’s CTF Finance Centre is located in Guangzhou’s Zhujiang New Town and is the second of two towers built on a site overlooking the Pearl River. At 530 metres, the skyscraper is the tallest in

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SOM unveils trio of towers for Downtown Los Angeles

Architecture firm Skidmore Owings and Merrill has designed three residential skyscrapers that will add to the growing Los Angeles skyline. The Olympia development will include a trio of connected high-rises, public shopping and dining spaces, and outdoor areas in LA’s South Park neighbourhood – at the junction of Olympic Boulevard and Harbor Freeway. The towers

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Studio Gang reveals tiered residential tower for St Louis

Chicago architecture firm Studio Gang has released a teaser image of a high-rise for St Louis, Missouri, made up of four-storey tiers with faceted slanted sides. The 385-foot tower will be located at 100 North Kingshighway Boulevard, at the northeast corner of the Midwestern city’s Forest Park, but simply known as One Hundred. Its distinct

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Supertall Shenzhen tower by Morphosis reaches full height

A 350-metre-high skyscraper by Morphosis has topped out in Shenzhen, and the US firm claims it will become the “tallest steel building in China”. The slab forming the 62nd floor of the Hanking Center Tower was put in place last week, meaning the skyscraper has reached its full height. At 350 metres, it classifies as supertall – a term coined to describe any building

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Hollwich Kushner completes Jersey City skyscraper with gridded white facades

Architects Hollwich Kushner have completed an apartment tower in New Jersey, with a rectangular form and gridded windows similar to the 432 Park Avenue skyscraper in nearby Manhattan. The skyscraper, designed in collaboration with Handel Architects, is located in Jersey City’s Journal Square business district. It is the first of three towers planned for a new mixed-use

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Foster + Partners skyscraper joins line-up at New York’s Hudson Yards

The next piece to be unveiled as part of the vast Hudson Yards development in New York is a glass office tower by architecture firm Foster + Partners. The UK studio’s 985-foot-tall skyscraper at 50 Hudson Yards will join others by KPF, and Diller Scofidio + Renfro and Rockwell Group, at the site on the

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