High-rise Construction

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.

Architects propose shipping container tower to replace slums

The scheme envisions a single container being subdivided into several studio flats, while three-bedroom family residences could be crafted out of three containers. Renderings courtesy CRG Architects

August 27, 2015 | Adilla Menayang, Assistant Digital Editor

The firm says approximately 2,500 containers would be needed to complete the design, which aims t...

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Sky Pool, Swimming Pool, Residential, high-rise, apartment

The swimming pool will suspend approximately 115 feet above ground. Renderings courtesy Ballymore Group

August 25, 2015 | Adilla Menayang, Assistant Digital Editor

Residents and visitors will be able to swim 10 stories above ground, and see views of London.


Renderings courtesy Pei Cobb Freed & Partners

August 14, 2015 | Adilla Menayang, Assistant Digital Editor

The 29-story tower won’t be the tallest in the city, but it will set itself apart from surroundin...

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Construction begins for Kengo Kuma-designed twisted Rolex tower in Dallas

The tower is being constructed in an 18-block master plan developed by Harwood International. Renderings courtesy Kengo Kuma Architects

August 12, 2015 | Adilla Menayang, Assistant Digital Editor

Japanese architect Kengo Kuma designs tower with gradually rotating floor plates for Rolex's new...

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Turning Torso wins CTBUH's 10 Year Award

Photo: Turning Torso, Väsk/Creative Commons

August 11, 2015 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

The 623-foot, 57-story tower was the world's first twisting skyscraper. Completed in 2005, the bu...

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Tribute tower to cricket ’96 world champions to be Sri Lanka’s tallest

Renderings courtesy Reza Kabul Architects

August 07, 2015 | Adilla Menayang, Assistant Digital Editor

The 1996 Iconic Tower will be a tribute to the country’s cricket team, which won the World Cup in...

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Elevator, Magnet Elevator, High Rise, ThyssenKrupp, Germany, Rottweil

The tower's location in Rottweil, Germany, was selected because of its proximity to roughly 10,000 engineering students in area universities. Photos courtesy ThyssenKrupp

August 05, 2015 | Adilla Menayang, Assistant Digital Editor

The 761-foot concrete tower will enable the manufacturer to test its maglev elevator prototypes....

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Arup, Atkin, Mixed-use, Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh

The tower is made out of a cluster of 25 rectangular tubes jutting out of the ground at varying heights. Renderings courtesy Atkins

August 04, 2015 | Adilla Menayang, Assistant Digital Editor

A 1,509-foot skyscraper broke ground on the banks of the Saigon River in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietna...

Jerusalem, Israel, Daniel Libeskind, Mahane Yehuda Market, The Shuk

A 3,251-sf plaza at the tower’s base will provide a public gathering spot. Renderings courtesy Studio Libeskind

July 29, 2015 | Adilla Menayang, Assistant Digital Editor

Are pyramids making a comeback? The city of Paris recently approved a triangle-shaped building th...

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New York, Manhattan, condos, luxury, Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates

Renderings courtesy Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates

July 28, 2015 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

The 62-story, 157-unit luxury condo tower widens at the 40th floor, resulting in a gently flared...

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New York City changing zoning rules to reduce shadows cast by high rises

Photo: Greg Knapp, Creative Commons

July 27, 2015 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

For decades, the New York City’s zoning rules have made it hard to construct high-rise buildings...

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Morphosis Architects designs crowned tower for Casablanca Finance City

The architects designed the tower's tapered base to be a public meeting space, "a symbol of the city’s development and as a social node that nurtures an active streetlife in the district." Renderings courtesy Morphosis Architects

July 20, 2015 | BD+C Staff

The tower will anchor a new business district being planned, similar to the glass and concrete bu...

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An upcoming tower in Chicago aims to be in the city’s top five tallest

Renderings courtesy Pelli Clarke Pelli

July 15, 2015 | BD+C Staff

Updated renderings from César Pelli's firm show a taller, slimmer design, possibly exceeding 1,00...

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Landmark status could delay Hancock Center renovations

Owners of commercial portions of the tower envision adding tall triangular prisms, glass walls, and video screens to the skyscraper's sunken plaza. Photo: Achim Hepp, Creative Commons

July 15, 2015 | BD+C Staff

Chicago officials have started to marshal documents to protect the tower against planned architec...

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Herzog & de Meuron’s triangle tower design stirs controversy in Paris

Residents of the Porte de Versailles neighborhood, in Paris’ 15th arrondissement where the tower is proposed, claim the tower will overshadow them. Renderings courtesy Herzog & de Meuron

July 13, 2015 | BD+C Staff

The 590-foot glass pyramid building will include a 120-room hotel, 754,000 sf of office space, an...

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