High-rise Construction

Luxury high-rise is Zaha Hadid’s first foray into South America

Renderings courtesy ZHA

January 12, 2016 | BD+C Staff

The Casa Atlantica is planned for Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Renzo Piano designs new New York City glass tower

Renderings courtesy Renzo Piano Building Workshop

January 12, 2016 | BD+C Staff

The 25-story tower is a residential building with 115 apartments and plenty of amenities.

Shanghai Tower in China, which took six years to complete, includes 121 above-ground floors, and 50,000 ft or ground-level and underground retail space. Photo Courtesy Wikimedia Commons. 

January 11, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Shanghai Tower makes up a trio of supertall buildings in that city’s commercial district.

Zaha Hadid designs a tower of “stacked vases” in Melbourne

Rendering courtesy Zaha Hadid Architects (via ArchDaily)

January 07, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

The structure is supported by sets of curved columns that taper to four different base heights....

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Top high-rise innovations of 2015

Bosco Verticale was named CTBUH 2015 Best Tall Building Worldwide. Photo: Luca Nebuloni via Wikimedia Commons

January 04, 2016 | BD+C Staff

A crowdfunded skyscraper in Colombia and Jerusalem’s wild, pyramid-shaped tower are among the lan...

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Top tall building predictions for 2016

At 314 meters, the pixilated MahaNakhon tower, designed by Buro Ole Scheeren, will be the tallest building in Bangkok and Thailand. Rendering courtesy Buro Ole Scheeren

January 04, 2016 | BD+C Staff

Jetpack-based firefighting, pixelated towers, and high-rise rentals are among the innovations and...

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Amid high-rise office building boom, Boston grapples with corporate signage rules

Photo: Roger/Creative Commons.

January 04, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

City has few skyscrapers adorned with lit company names, logos.

 

Gothic skyscraper planned for New York

New York City's 41 West 57th Street. Renderings: Mark Foster Gage Architects

December 18, 2015 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

The 102-story tower, 41 West 57th Street, will have glass walls, balconies, and a carved stone fa...

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Architect Eric Parry unveils design for London’s tallest building

Renderings couresty DBOX, Eric Parry Architects

December 08, 2015 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

At more than 1,000 feet, 1 Undershaft will rival The Shard in height.

All renderings courtesy Jeddah Economic Company and Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture

December 08, 2015 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

The tower will overtake the Burj Khalifa in terms of height, but how long will it remain king?...

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Anorexic skyscrapers keep popping up in Manhattan

The ODA Architecture-designed tower at 303-305 E. 44th Street in New York City will be only 47 feet wide. Renderings courtesy ODA

November 28, 2015 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

One project slated to begin construction next spring is designed to be only 47 feet wide.

London approves designs for a 62-story tower

A rendering of 22 Bishopsgate standing near Richard Rogers' Leadenhall Building (The Cheesegrater) and Norman Foster's 30 St. Mary Axe (The Gherkin). Renderings courtesy PLP Architecture

November 23, 2015 | Adilla Menayang, Assistant Digital Editor

Scheduled to start construction next year and open in 2019, the structure will be London’s second...

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CTBUH awards “2015 Best Tall Building Worldwide” to Bosco Verticale

One of the residential towers as seen from Via Gaetano de Castillia on Google Maps

November 17, 2015 | Adilla Menayang, Assistant Digital Editor

Designed by Italian architect Stefano Boeri, the building design was applauded for its “extraordi...

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Renderings courtesy City Realty (via Inhabitat)

November 12, 2015 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

When completed, the 90-story tower will be the tallest building in the outer boroughs of New York...

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Photo: Anthony Quintano/Creative Commons.

October 26, 2015 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

CTBUH reports that luxury residential construction, slenderness aspect ratios, and construction i...

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Three years after The Shard, Renzo Piano reveals plans for new London tower

The 31 London Street tower will be 734 feet tall and cylindrical in shape. Renderings courtesy Renzo Piano Building Workshop

October 21, 2015 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

The 65-story tower at 31 London Street will have 200 homes and more than 40,000 sf of public spac...

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Azerbaijan Tower tops list of 10 tallest buildings coming soon

The Azerbaijan Tower is scheduled to be completed by 2019. Rendering courtesy Avesta

October 13, 2015 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

Along with the central Asian nation, China, Malaysia, South Korea, Saudi Arabia, and the United A...

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The 75 tallest observation decks in the world

Visitors step out onto the Skydeck at Chicago's Willis Tower. The building's observation deck is on the 103rd floor, which is 1,387 feet from ground level. Photo: David Fulmer/Creative Commons

October 08, 2015 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

Chicago's Willis Tower cracks the top 20 as the Middle East and China dominate the rest of the li...

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The 46-story, 1.86 million-sf Leeza Soho will have more than 100,000 sf of retail space. Rendring courtesy Zaha Hadid Architects (via Architects' Journal)

The 46-story, 1.86 million-sf Leeza Soho will have more than 100,000 sf of retail space. Rendring courtesy Zaha Hadid Architects 

October 05, 2015 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

The 200-meter-high open space will cut the building in two.

Designs unveiled for 558-foot mixed-use towers in Bahrain’s capital

The ground floor is designed to be publicly accessible, composed mostly of retail and public lobby space. Renderings courtesy of Wiel Arets Architects

October 01, 2015 | Adilla Menayang, Assistant Digital Editor

The development, Bahrain Bay Tower, will consist of two residential towers connected “by a plinth...

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Diamond Lotus in Ho Chi Minh City. Renderings courtesy Vo Trong Nghia Architects (via Designboom)

September 28, 2015 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

The 22-story housing complex in Ho Chi Minh City will have façades covered with plants and a roof...

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Developer Crescent Heights and architect Rafael Viñoly could possibly build twin skyscrapers for the south end of Grant Park in Chicago. Rendering courtesy Crescent Heights (via Curbed Chicago).

September 24, 2015 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The latest proposals pit designs by Rafael Viñoly, Jeanne Gang, and Helmut Jahn.

Richard Meier & Partners unveil Taipei residential high-rise design

The tower’s plaza is entirely dedicated for public use. Renderings by Vize, courtesy Richard Meier & Partners

September 23, 2015 | Adilla Menayang, Assistant Digital Editor

The sleek and minimalist luxury tower will offer guests and residents views of the iconic Taipei...

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Kengo Kuma proposes ‘carved tower’ for downtown Vancouver

The shapely tower is planned for a site in downtown Vancouver's West End. A moss garden at it's base will be a public amenity. Renderings courtesy Kengo Kuma/Westbank Projects Corporation

September 16, 2015 | Adilla Menayang, Assistant Digital Editor

The 40-story residential tower, to be built in downtown Vancouver’s West End neighborhood, will h...

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Quarter-acre of land is enough space for an upscale Chicago apartment complex

LG Construction + Development proposed a 15-story apartment building in Chicago's Printers' Row. Renderings courtesy LG Construction + Development (via Curbed Chicago).

September 16, 2015 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

The building will hold 90 micro apartments, 40 pre-furnished extended-stay hotel rooms, and a sma...

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Construction on BD Bacatá, Columbia's tallest structure, began in 2013. Photo: Pedro Felipe/Wikimedia Commons

September 15, 2015 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The world’s first crowdfunded skyscraper is near completion in Colombia.

Renderings via New York Yimby

September 10, 2015 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

This building, the tallest under development at the moment, is the latest manifestation of the ci...

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Rafael Viñoly's Walkie-Talkie named U.K.'s worst new building

London's 'Walkie-Talkie.' Photo: Garry Knight/Creative Commons

September 03, 2015 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

The curved, glass tower at 20 Fenchurch Street in London has been known to reflect intense heat o...

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Nashville officials and residents weigh the pros and cons of taller, thinner skyscrapers

The 38-story tower proposed for downtown Nashville. Image courtesy Buckingham Cos.

September 02, 2015 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

One developer proposes building a 38-story tower on a half-acre of land. 

Urban developers add supermarkets to the mixes

Whole Foods at Oahu's Ward Village, image courtesy Ward Village by Howard Hughes Corporation

August 31, 2015 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Several high-rise projects include street-level Whole Foods Markets.

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