High-rise Construction

Russian architect Vasily Klyukin unveils design for Asian Cobra Tower

Renderings courtesy Vasily Klyukin (click here for larger view).

March 07, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

The skyscraper, which can change colors and would house a nightclub in its "mouth," is the latest...

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HOK’s Hertsmere House will be Western Europe’s tallest residential tower

Renderings courtesy HOK/Greenland Group

March 03, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

Recently approved for development, the 67-story building will have more than 900 units.

Image courtesy OUE Skyspace LA

March 03, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The glass slide, part of a $50 million renovation project, will stretch 45 feet along the exterio...

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Wangjing SOHO, Beijing. Photo courtesy Zaha Hadid Architects via CTBUH

February 29, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The award program’s first year honored projects, designers, and builders stretched across six dis...

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Rendering courtesy Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates

February 25, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The tower would be the centerpiece of Next Tokyo, a mini city in Tokyo Bay adapted to climate cha...

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Renderings courtesy SHoP Architects

February 19, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

Developers plan to incorporate a landmark bank into the tower's footprint.

Rendering Courtesy of Tegmark

February 16, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Coming in at just under ‘megatall’ status, the 595-meter Nexus Building forgoes the central core...

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Bjarke Ingels Group designs winding Manhattan high-rise

Renderings courtesy Tishman Speyer

February 08, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

The Spiral will be a 65-story tower with a half-mile’s worth of green space wrapped around its ex...

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Asia’s modular miracle

A 230,000-sm factory in China’s Hunan province spent several months producing modules for the 57-story J57 Mini Sky City tower, in Changsha. Using advanced prefabrication techniques, China-based contractor Broad Sustainable Building erected the tower in less than three weeks. Photos courtesy Broad Sustainable Building

February 05, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

A prefab construction company in China built a 57-story tower in 19 days. Here’s how they did it....

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BIG unveils new renderings for NYC towers at 76 Eleventh Avenue

Renderings: Bjarke Ingels Group

January 25, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

The twisty, asymmetrical condo complexes will have office space instead of a hotel.

Rendering: Millerhare

January 25, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The five million-sf project includes two office towers, a residential tower, retail space, and a...

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432 Park Avenue under construction in New York City. Photo: Kohei Kanno via Wikimedia Commons

January 13, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

That makes it an even 100. With the completion of 432 Park Avenue in New York City, the number of...

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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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