Archinect - News 2016-09-30T20:01:53-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/149971387/big-designed-the-spiral-hudson-yards-tower-is-inching-closer-to-becoming-reality BIG-designed "The Spiral" Hudson Yards tower is inching closer to becoming reality Alexander Walter 2016-09-30T13:47:00-04:00 >2016-09-30T18:39:08-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/jr/jrrcud0wez3rp95r.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Everything is spiraling into place for Tishman Speyer. The developer officially filed plans Thursday for the Spiral, an&nbsp;office skyscraper that is slated to cost $3.2 billion. [...] It is being designed by Bjarke Ingels , the Danish architect behind the 2 World Trade Center redesign and VIA57.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ck/ckgu6b4m13llnwlh.jpg"></p><p>The (hotly debated) project previously in the Archinect news:&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/147663869/big-s-concept-for-a-spiraling-landscape-tower-in-nyc-s-hudson-yards" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">BIG's concept for a spiraling-landscape tower in NYC's Hudson Yards</a></p><p>Related stories:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149970030/introducing-bjarke-ingels-floating-student-housing-urban-rigger" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Introducing Bjarke Ingels' floating student housing, "Urban Rigger"</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149968706/play-arkinoid-arcade-on-big-s-website" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Play "Arkinoid" arcade on BIG's website</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149968533/bjarke-ingels-gets-the-rolling-stone-treatment" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bjarke Ingels gets the Rolling Stone treatment</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149968125/2017-skyscraper-competition-call-for-submissions 2017 Skyscraper Competition - Call For Submissions Sponsor 2016-09-13T09:00:00-04:00 >2016-09-17T00:43:55-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/pr/prug7o4el1mzfh4g.jpg" width="514" height="428" border="0" title="" alt="" /><a href="http://www.evolo.us/featured/registration-2017-skyscraper-competition/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/it/itytox4m50c4exq0.png"></a><em><strong>This post is brought to you by <a href="http://www.evolo.us/featured/registration-2017-skyscraper-competition/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2017 Skyscraper Competition</a>.</strong></em><br>&nbsp;<p><strong>eVolo Magazine</strong> is pleased to invite architects, students, engineers, designers, and artists from around the globe to take part in the <strong><a href="http://www.evolo.us/featured/registration-2017-skyscraper-competition/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2017 Skyscraper Competition</a></strong>. Established in 2006, the annual Skyscraper Competition is one of the world&rsquo;s most prestigious awards for high-rise architecture. It recognizes outstanding ideas that redefine skyscraper design through the implementation of novel technologies, materials, programs, aesthetics, and spatial organizations along with studies on globalization, flexibility, adaptability, and the digital revolution. It is a forum that examines the relationship between the skyscraper and the natural world, the skyscraper and the community, and the skyscraper and the city.</p><p><strong>SCHEDULE</strong></p><ul><li><strong><a href="http://www.evolo.us/featured/registration-2017-skyscraper-competition/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">November 15, 2016 - Early registration deadline</a></strong></li><li>January 24, 2017 - Late registration deadline</li><li>February 7, 2017 - Project submission deadline</li><li>April 4, 2017 - Winner's announcement</li></ul><p><strong>JURY</strong></p><p><strong>Eric Bunge</strong> [principal <em>nArchitects</em>]&nbsp;<br><strong>E...</strong></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149966949/l-a-s-skyline-gets-its-crown-as-wilshire-grand-tallest-building-west-of-the-mississippi-tops-out-at-1-100-feet L.A.'s skyline gets its crown as Wilshire Grand, tallest building west of the Mississippi, tops out at 1,100 feet Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-09-06T13:22:00-04:00 >2016-09-06T13:22:38-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/wi/wiabh87drsg626xg.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The sail and the spire challenged the best intentions of city planners, the fire department and the architectural community, who believed that a 1974 building code requiring helicopter landing pads on all buildings higher than 75 feet should be inviolable. [...] A.C. Martin Partners, however, argued that the Wilshire Grand should change the status quo, and they took their inspiration in part from the ziggurat-inspired crown of City Hall, which their firm had designed in the 1920s.</p></em><br /><br /><p>For more on L.A.'s changing downtown:</p><ul><li><a title="Museum at the front line: One-to-One #33 with Dora Epstein Jones, executive director of the A+D Museum" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149962108/museum-at-the-front-line-one-to-one-33-with-dora-epstein-jones-executive-director-of-the-a-d-museum" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Museum at the front line: One-to-One #33 with Dora Epstein Jones, executive director of the A+D Museum</a></li><li><a title="Downtown LA has a new museum on the horizon" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149955499/downtown-la-has-a-new-museum-on-the-horizon" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Downtown LA has a new museum on the horizon</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149934077/wilshire-grand-tower-the-west-coast-s-tallest-building-structurally-tops-out-in-la#CommentsAnchor" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Wilshire Grand Tower, the West Coast's tallest building, structurally tops out in LA</a></li><li><a title="&quot;Bouncy-house urbanism is on the rise.&quot; &ndash; Christopher Hawthorne rides the U.S. Bank Tower's 'SkySlide'" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149953852/bouncy-house-urbanism-is-on-the-rise-christopher-hawthorne-rides-the-u-s-bank-tower-s-skyslide" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"Bouncy-house urbanism is on the rise." &ndash; Christopher Hawthorne rides the U.S. Bank Tower's 'SkySlide'</a></li><li><a title="Mia Lehrer + OMA win over Eric Owen Moss, Brooks + Scarpa, AECOM to design DTLA's new public park" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149950838/mia-lehrer-oma-win-over-eric-owen-moss-brooks-scarpa-aecom-to-design-dtla-s-new-public-park" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Mia Lehrer + OMA win over Eric Owen Moss, Brooks + Scarpa, AECOM to design DTLA's new public park</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149960408/calatrava-s-megatall-dubai-tower-engineers-complete-wind-tests-and-seismic-studies Calatrava's megatall Dubai tower: engineers complete wind tests and seismic studies Alexander Walter 2016-07-28T14:05:00-04:00 >2016-08-02T02:13:55-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ez/ezerdi47j1mzhg5h.jpg" width="514" height="364" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>[...] has completed advanced wind tunnel tests on The Tower at Dubai Creek Harbour, which is set to be 100 metres taller than the 828-metre Burj Khalifa when complete. Emaar said the wind tests were crucial in defining the final height and design aspects, while the project&rsquo;s Spanish-Swiss architect Santiago Calatrava Valls added that they "were an important component in the structural design stage, and we have deployed innovative engineering techniques to confirm the strength of the new icon".</p></em><br /><br /><p>The Tower at Dubai Creek Harbour project previously in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149939784/a-notch-taller-than-burj-khalifa-check-out-these-new-renderings-of-santiago-calatrava-s-megatall-dubai-tower" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"A notch taller" than Burj Khalifa: check out these new renderings of Santiago Calatrava's megatall Dubai tower</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/147749077/santiago-calatrava-to-design-a-seemingly-supertall-observation-tower-in-dubai" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Santiago Calatrava to design a seemingly supertall observation tower in Dubai</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149957866/tour-zaha-hadid-s-stacked-vases-tower-in-australia Tour Zaha Hadid's "stacked vases" tower in Australia Julia Ingalls 2016-07-14T12:49:00-04:00 >2016-07-17T23:35:30-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/z9/z9rqjgvna40va8b5.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Imagine blending the veiny facade of <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/63273060/gehry-s-8-spruce-street-wins-emporis-skyscraper-award" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">8 Spruce Street</a> and the jaunty offset of the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/85537199/so-il-and-gensler-to-design-creative-cultural-incubator-for-new-museum" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">New Museum</a> with Zaha Hadid's signature grace, and you might get something like the 54-story, 70,000 square meter 600 Collins Street, a tower that is reminiscent of a stacked series of ridged vases. The four principal segments of the tower each denote a different part of the program while simultaneously integrating access to public transit and creating civic space.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/vt/vt2t0yxrhklo71t2.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/8q/8qqq7kc74gi6g2e1.jpg"></p><p>&ldquo;The design has been defined by Melbourne&rsquo;s rich and diverse urban landscape, reinterpreted in a contemporary solution driven by the logical division of its overall volume that will enhance the city&rsquo;s public realm with generous communal spaces,&rdquo; said Zaha Hadid Architects&rsquo; Michele Pasca di Magliano. &ldquo;We are honored to be working with our partners in Melbourne to deliver this project for the city.&rdquo;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/p9/p95ppzz56csz1myd.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/5c/5cktx3oe8mm6msrx.jpg"></p><p>Here's a video showing site context:</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149956851/gaud-envisioned-a-parabolic-hotel-apparently-proposed-for-site-of-original-wtc-twin-towers Gaudí envisioned a parabolic hotel apparently proposed for site of original WTC Twin Towers Justine Testado 2016-07-08T19:23:00-04:00 >2016-07-17T15:53:45-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/wz/wzn20j9ax9jr5zqu.jpg" width="514" height="321" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Dubbed the Hotel Attraction (according to Matamala&rsquo;s recollection), Gaud&iacute; proposed a parabolic skyscraper towering over the city at 360 meters. It would have been the tallest building in the world until the completion of the Empire State Building. The exact location for the proposed tower is unknown, but a group of architects and historians argued that it was intended for the site of the first World Trade Center towers and put it forward for the Ground Zero memorial design competition in 2003.</p></em><br /><br /><p>More on Archinect:</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/124354329/sagrada-the-mystery-of-creation-showcases-the-collaborative-efforts-to-finish-gaud-s-towering-basilica" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"Sagrada: The Mystery of Creation" showcases the collaborative efforts to finish Gaud&iacute;'s towering basilica</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/83085278/a-1-minute-video-shows-the-completion-of-gaud-s-sagrada-fam-lia" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">A 1-Minute Video Shows The Completion Of Gaud&iacute;'s Sagrada Fam&iacute;lia</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149956282/how-does-an-architect-reflect-the-life-of-a-city-in-an-abstract-skyscraper How does an architect reflect the life of a city in an abstract skyscraper? Julia Ingalls 2016-07-06T12:46:00-04:00 >2016-07-17T13:54:24-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2l/2l0xc2xkz83h5pbg.jpg" width="514" height="264" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/122583531/b-ro-ole-scheeren-reveals-design-of-new-guardian-art-center-hybrid-auction-house-in-beijing" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ole Scheeren</a> wanted to meet his client's request for a skyscraper that would stand out in the already hyperbolic architecture of Bangkok primarily by designing something that wasn't trying so hard. Instead of going for a wild, crazy shape, Scheeren started by vertically extruding an abstract square.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ak/ak0etbhbznxj4aj6.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/1a/1a1rq035q6g9r72e.jpg"></p><p>However, as he notes in this <a href="http://www.cnn.com/videos/architecture/2016/06/30/bangkok-skyline-architecture-style-cnn-orig.cnn" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">CNN</a> video, "Of course, this move exactly exemplifies the problem of the skyscraper. It is an abstract silhouette in a skyline that has no relationship to the city, and does not speak at all of the people that actually live in it or inhabit it. So I wanted to open up the new shaft of the tower and reveal the grain of its inhabitation. Through the usage of it, the people that will live in these three dimensional units will start to define the image of the building. The building will project the life of the people back to the city that gave it."</p><p>Watch the full video <a href="http://www.cnn.com/videos/architecture/2016/06/30/bangkok-skyline-architecture-style-cnn-orig.cnn" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">on CNN</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149953854/3-world-trade-center-celebrates-topping-out 3 World Trade Center celebrates topping out Alexander Walter 2016-06-24T13:12:00-04:00 >2016-07-02T00:38:18-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/l8/l8byz1r4100ktq23.jpg" width="514" height="612" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In a ceremony packed with construction workers, news crews, and real estate folk, the final bucket of concrete made its way to the top of 3 World Trade Center, marking the topping out of this 1,079-foot supertall tower. The 80-story building was designed by Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners and spans 2.5 million square feet. Once complete in 2018, it will be the fifth tallest tower in New York City.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/s6/s6u12q03ev2p9oug.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; &nbsp;Silverstein Properties Chairman Larry A. Silverstein (right) and Port Authority of New York &amp; New Jersey Executive Director Pat Foye at the topping out ceremony signing the final bucket of concrete.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/q0/q0maxa7rbh35jj4a.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; &nbsp;This rendering shows what the completed 1,079-ft tower will look like.</p><p>Related stories in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/146052786/rupert-murdoch-suddenly-pulls-out-of-2-world-trade-center-deal" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rupert Murdoch suddenly pulls out of 2 World Trade Center deal</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/128880408/11-years-of-one-world-trade-center-construction-in-one-short-time-lapse-video" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">11 years of One World Trade Center construction in one short time-lapse video</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/141506795/rex-revealed-as-the-architects-redesigning-the-200m-wtc-performing-arts-complex" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">REX Revealed as the Architects Redesigning the $200M WTC Performing Arts Complex</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149952955/make-architects-design-37-storey-new-office-tower-for-city-of-london Make architects design 37-storey new office tower for City of London Ellen Hancock 2016-06-21T12:04:00-04:00 >2016-06-29T00:28:33-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/sf/sf3w4kxkz9n7rkre.jpg" width="514" height="339" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Brookfield is to build a new 700,000 ft2, 37-storey tower in the City of London - and work could begin as early as 2018. Designed by architect Make the plans for the proposed office tower at 1 Leadenhall feature a 9,600 ft2 public terrace with winter garden overlooking the historic Leadenhall Market. The tower will provide 538,000 ft2 of office space plus 51,500 ft2 of retail space on the first three floors.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Read more UK news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://uk.archinect.com/news/article/149952629/a-look-around-the-new-tate-modern-extension" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">A look around the new Tate Modern extension</a></li><li><a href="http://uk.archinect.com/news/article/149952296/how-elevators-could-fix-the-affordable-housing-crisis" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">How elevators could fix the affordable housing crisis</a></li><li><a href="http://uk.archinect.com/news/article/149952258/with-eu-referendum-fast-approaching-rem-koolhaas-speaks-out-against-brexit" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">With EU Referendum fast approaching, Rem Koolhaas speaks out against 'Brexit'</a></li><li><a href="http://uk.archinect.com/news/article/149952133/so-much-more-than-an-engineer-ove-arup-gets-his-first-museum-retrospective" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"So much more than an engineer": Ove Arup gets his first museum retrospective</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149945987/future-sustainable-skyscrapers-will-be-made-of-wood Future sustainable skyscrapers will be made of...wood? Julia Ingalls 2016-05-18T12:29:00-04:00 >2016-05-20T23:48:26-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/dp/dpwbtgq6f73c38ci.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Proponents of the material, called cross-laminated timber, or CLT, say it can be used to erect buildings that are just as strong and fire-resistant as those made from steel and concrete. Those qualities have helped excite the passions of architects and environmentalists, who think it could unlock a greener method for housing the world&rsquo;s growing population, and timber producers, who hope to open a U.S. market for the value-added good.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Right now the structures are mainly proposals, but CLT could be the principal element of a 100-story tower nicknamed "The Splinter" in London as designed by <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/141304606/with-city-s-approval-london-the-stump-pinnacle-celebrates-resurrection-as-22-bishopsgate" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">PLP Architecture</a>, while there's an ornamental 40-story timber tower in Stockholm on the boards, as designed by&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/145578340/will-tall-towers-and-sky-walks-populate-the-stockholm-of-the-future" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Anders Berensson Architects</a>:</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/f8/f8s4rbjqa58h7n3b.jpg"></p><p>These aren't your grandfather's skyscrapers:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/135648126/a-bamboo-skyscraper-fosters-public-life" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">A bamboo skyscraper fosters public life</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149580668/a-closer-look-at-big-s-west-57th-street-courtscraper" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">A closer look at BIG's West 57th Street "courtscraper"</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149937488/here-comes-the-dronescraper" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Here comes the "dronescraper"</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149945789/megatall-shanghai-tower-receives-ctbuh-signboard-officially-marking-it-as-china-s-tallest-and-the-world-s-second-tallest Megatall Shanghai Tower receives CTBUH signboard officially marking it as China's tallest and the world's second-tallest Alexander Walter 2016-05-17T13:48:00-04:00 >2016-05-17T17:22:08-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ru/ru9ixxng9o2upkej.jpg" width="514" height="771" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) joined officials of Shanghai Tower in unveiling the commemorative signboard designating Shanghai Tower the tallest building in China and the second-tallest building in the world. With a height of 632 meters, Shanghai Tower is only the third &ldquo;megatall&rdquo; building of 600 meters or higher in the world.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/8n/8n13fw0ews5s3kd8.jpg"></p><p>A tall plaque for a tall building: attendees of the ceremony included (from left to right) CTBUH China Office Board Member Junjie Zhang, President, ECADI, China Tall Building Awards Jury; Jiaming Cao, President, Architectural Society of Shanghai, China Tall Building Awards Jury; CTBUH China Office Director Daniel Safarik; CTBUH Chairman David Malott, Principal, KPF, China Tall Building Awards Jury; Chunhua Song, Former Vice-Minister, Chinese Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development, China Tall Building Awards Jury Chair; Jianping Gu, General Manager, Shanghai Tower Business Operation &amp; Management Co., Ltd.; Yi Zhu, Managing Principal, Pacific Rim Regional Director, Thornton Tomasetti, China Tall Building Awards Jury; Xiaomei Lee, Principal, Managing Director, Gensler.&nbsp;&nbsp;Photo &copy; CTBUH.</p><p>Shanghai Tower previously in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/145197064/sorry-willis-tower-but-shanghai-tower-just-kicked-you-out-of-the-top-10-tallest-buildings-club-after-41-years" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Sorry, Willis Tower, but Shanghai Tower just kicked you out of the Top 10 Tallest Buildings club &ndash; after 41 years!</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/118985363/megataaaall-shanghai-tower-enters-final-construction-phase" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Megataaaall Shanghai Tower enters ...</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149939854/a-tall-order-wooden-skyscraper-could-become-britain-s-second-tallest-building A tall order? Wooden skyscraper could become Britain's second tallest building Ellen Hancock 2016-04-12T10:23:00-04:00 >2016-05-02T01:16:42-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/jq/jq9t9zk3q4u9waj5.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Plans for London&rsquo;s first timber skyscraper were presented to the Mayor of London Boris Johnson this week with researchers saying natural materials were &ldquo;vastly underused&rdquo;. The design is for an 80-storey, 300m-high wooden building integrated into the Barbican complex. The tower would create 1,000 new residences. Architects&rsquo; Journal described the concept scheme as &ldquo;toothpick-like&rdquo;.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Read relating articles on Archinect here:</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149937328/a-guide-to-london-mayoral-candidates-and-their-housing-policies" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">A guide to London mayoral candidates and their housing policies</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/148811257/is-london-experiencing-a-brick-boom" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Is London experiencing a brick boom?</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/142973838/design-revealed-for-1-undershaft-london-s-tallest-skyscraper-by-the-thinking-developer-s-architect" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Design revealed for 1 Undershaft, London's tallest skyscraper by the "thinking developer&rsquo;s architect"</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149939784/a-notch-taller-than-burj-khalifa-check-out-these-new-renderings-of-santiago-calatrava-s-megatall-dubai-tower "A notch taller" than Burj Khalifa: check out these new renderings of Santiago Calatrava's megatall Dubai tower Alexander Walter 2016-04-11T19:35:00-04:00 >2016-05-02T01:16:50-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/jj/jj5j5wj8fk3b8ujy.jpg" width="514" height="434" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Back in February, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/147749077/santiago-calatrava-to-design-a-seemingly-supertall-observation-tower-in-dubai" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Santiago Calatrava was announced</a> the winner of the&nbsp;competition to design an observation tower for the massive Dubai Creek Harbor development: a showstopping (it's <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/10250/dubai" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Dubai</a> after all) megatall and superslender observation tower, soon to be "<a href="http://bustler.net/news/4686/santiago-calatrava-soars-over-competition-with-winning-dubai-tower-design" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">as great as the Burj Khalifa and the Eiffel Tower</a>."</p><p>Now the&nbsp;project's developer, Emaar Properties, has revealed further details about the design and released new fancy renderings to gaze at.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/12/126ig0g342oiu6up.jpg"></p><p>"The design has clear reference to the classic art from the past and the culture of the place while serving as a great technological achievement," said Santiago Calatrava about his competition winner. "In my whole career, I have perceived technology as a vehicle to beauty and to art. This project envisages an artistic achievement in itself, inspired by the idea of welcoming people, not only from Dubai and the UAE, but from the entire world. It is a symbol of an abiding belief in progress."</p><p>Asked about the final height of the ambitious structure, Em...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149939039/nyc-s-hot-new-developer-design-trend-the-1902-flatiron-building NYC's hot new developer design trend: the 1902 Flatiron Building Julia Ingalls 2016-04-07T19:36:00-04:00 >2016-04-07T19:36:28-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9j/9j46vdrzj2772nsl.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>&ldquo;The lots that determine the Flatiron shape have previously been avoided since the resultant interiors are unusual and not easy to market,&rdquo; Patrice Derrington, director of the Center for Urban Real Estate at Columbia University, wrote last week in an email. &ldquo;However, &lsquo;as needs be&rsquo; developers are attending to these less favorable sites, as they eke out every last possibility.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>As new New York City real estate gets increasingly rare and pricey, architects are facing unusual design challenges. Herewith, some of most expensive, tiniest, and outr&eacute;&nbsp;in NYC design news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/141813298/my-micro-nyc-apartment-complex-is-officially-renting" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">My Micro NYC Apartment Complex Is Officially Renting</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/123273327/new-york-s-megatowers-nothing-but-vertical-money" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">New York's Megatowers: Nothing but 'Vertical Money'?</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149937488/here-comes-the-dronescraper" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Here comes the "dronescraper"</a></li></ul><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/he/hequ55nmj7452lwa.jpg"></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149935804/archinect-sessions-58-last-week-s-architecture-news-when-it-wasn-t-so-depressing Archinect Sessions #58: Last week’s architecture news. When it wasn’t so depressing. Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-03-31T18:58:00-04:00 >2016-04-27T12:04:04-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/r5/r5v14whmqpd8675z.jpg" width="514" height="333" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Collecting the most important news of the past week &ndash; that is, from the recording date's perspective of March 30th, the day before <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149937411/zaha-hadid-dies-at-age-65" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zaha Hadid's sudden death</a> &ndash; this episode brings stories on:&nbsp;the winning below-grade skyscraper (sinkscraper?) of <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149936525/2016-evolo-skyscraper-competition-winners-revealed" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">eVolo's Skyscraper Competition</a>;&nbsp;a long-lost <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149937067/j-rn-utzon-s-final-touch-to-the-sydney-opera-house-a-le-corbusier-tapestry" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Le Corbusier tapestry</a>&nbsp;returning to the Sydney Opera House;&nbsp;another twist on co-habitation in the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149937012/wework-airbnb-podshare-new-live-work-space-emerges-in-los-angeles" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">co-work startup, PodShare</a>;&nbsp;Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects taking <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149937017/it-s-almost-as-if-they-were-getting-revenge-for-what-moma-did-to-their-folk-art-museum-twbta-take-on-charles-moore-s-hood-museum" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"revenge" on Charles Moore's Hood Museum</a>; and our future of&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149936498/jobs-are-for-machines-and-life-is-for-people" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">eating sandwiches while robots do our work</a>.&nbsp;</p><p>We'll discuss the late Dame Zaha Hadid's legacy on next week's podcast.</p><p>Listen to&nbsp;episode 58 of&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/sessions" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Archinect Sessions</strong></a>, "Last week&rsquo;s architecture news. When it wasn&rsquo;t so depressing.":</p><ul><li><strong>iTunes</strong>:&nbsp;<a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/archinect-sessions/id928222819" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Click here to listen</a>, and click the "Subscribe" button below the logo to automatically download new episodes.</li><li><strong>Apple Podcast App (iOS)</strong>:&nbsp;<a href="pcast://archinect.libsyn.com/rss" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">click here to subscribe</a></li><li><strong>SoundCloud</strong>:&nbsp;<a href="http://soundcloud.com/archinect" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">click here to follow Archinect</a></li><li><strong>RSS</strong>: subscribe with any of your favorite podcasting ...</li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149937488/here-comes-the-dronescraper Here comes the "dronescraper" Julia Ingalls 2016-03-31T15:23:00-04:00 >2016-03-31T18:17:22-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/u1/u1xjakdkp9gtti13.jpg" width="514" height="400" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A drone skyscraper has been proposed by designers Hadeel Ayed Mohammed, Yifeng Zhao and Chengda Zhu that acts as a central control terminal for drones to dock and recharge, situated in the heart of Manhattan. The &lsquo;dronescraper&rsquo;, dubbed &lsquo;the hive&rsquo; has been proposed as an alternative to Rafael Vinoy&rsquo;s 432 Park Avenue superstructure, which is set to become the tallest residential tower in the western hemisphere.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/nq/nq0xhcsx73f52irf.jpg"></p><p>The skyscraper has been undergoing some significant design reconceptualizations lately. Here's a round-up of the most interesting takes:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149580668/a-closer-look-at-big-s-west-57th-street-courtscraper" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">A closer look at BIG's West 57th Street "courtscraper"</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/123295837/screen-print-30-soiled-s-cloudscrapers" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Screen/Print #30: SOILED's "Cloudscrapers"</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/135648126/a-bamboo-skyscraper-fosters-public-life" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">A bamboo skyscraper fosters public life</a></li></ul><p>&#8203;<img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/p4/p4lqdtiv07c97r2j.jpg"></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149935210/megatall-jeddah-tower-formerly-kingdom-tower-20-complete Megatall Jeddah Tower, formerly Kingdom Tower, 20% complete Alexander Walter 2016-03-17T13:18:00-04:00 >2016-03-17T13:25:28-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/e3/e3bq9dbj69d4xx0i.jpg" width="472" height="782" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Jeddah Tower in Saudi Arabia, which is set to the world&rsquo;s tallest building, is over 20% complete, according to the developers. The planned 1km-tower has already reached the 37th floor and is on track for completion by 2018 [...]. Although the number of habitable floors has not yet been revealed [...] expects it to be around 167 floors tall on completion. Jeddah Tower, formerly known as Kingdom Tower, is set to overtake the 830-metre Burj Khalifa in Dubai as the world&rsquo;s tallest tower.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Kingdom&mdash;pardon&mdash;<em>Jeddah</em> Tower previously in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/142283370/kingdom-tower-megaproject-secures-new-funding-to-complete-long-delayed-construction" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Kingdom Tower megaproject secures new funding to complete long-delayed construction</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/127120545/installation-of-ultrarope-elevators-begins-at-kingdom-tower" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Installation of UltraRope elevators begins at Kingdom Tower</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/96415206/work-to-start-next-month-on-1km-kingdom-tower-in-jeddah-saudi-arabia" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Work to start next month on 1km Kingdom Tower in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/15559727/as-gg-designs-kingdom-tower-to-be-the-world-s-tallest-building" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">AS+GG Designs Kingdom Tower, to Be the World&rsquo;s Tallest Building</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149934077/wilshire-grand-tower-the-west-coast-s-tallest-building-structurally-tops-out-in-la Wilshire Grand Tower, the West Coast's tallest building, structurally tops out in LA Alexander Walter 2016-03-10T15:36:00-05:00 >2016-09-13T17:20:02-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/o8/o8zniuliuxidvlwx.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Workers, architects and engineers gathered Tuesday afternoon to celebrate a milestone in the construction of Los Angeles&rsquo; most notable skyscraper at the corner of Figueroa Street and Wilshire Boulevard. The ceremony, known as the topping out, marks completion of the building&rsquo;s central core: a pillar of concrete that rises more than 892 feet from the foundation.[...] Upon completion, the Wilshire Grand will rise 1,100 feet and be the tallest building west of Chicago.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/tn/tn4zve4gviry6njd.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/5n/5nxbijl1va5rnj8y.jpg"></p><p>LA's Wilshire Grand previously in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/117831575/the-daring-men-building-la-s-new-wilshire-grand-tower" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The daring men building LA's New Wilshire Grand tower</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/93501997/downtown-la-to-set-record-for-world-s-largest-concrete-pour" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Downtown LA to set record for world's largest concrete pour</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/148426743/massive-fire-destroys-astana-skyscraper-set-to-become-central-asia-s-tallest Massive fire destroys Astana skyscraper set to become Central Asia's tallest Alexander Walter 2016-02-18T14:08:00-05:00 >2016-02-27T23:37:14-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5g/5gwaplb6mi0uj0mp.jpg" width="514" height="339" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A huge fire has destroyed a building set to become Central Asia&rsquo;s tallest tower in the Kazakh capital, Astana. The fire broke out in the early hours of Saturday morning at the construction site of the Abu Dhabi Plaza, an 88-storey tower standing at 381 metres high, designed by architecture firm HKR architects and being built by United Arab Emirates developer Aldar Properties and contractor Arabtec. According to the Kazakh interior ministry, the most likely cause of the fire was a heater.</p></em><br /><br /><p>If in fact completed, this is what the 382 m/1,253 ft Abu Dhabi Plaza tower will look like. Image via the website of the building's architects, <a href="http://www.hkrarchitects.com/project/abu-dhabi-plaza/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">HKR Architects</a>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0k/0kvi8psqag31dxai.jpg"></p><p>Related stories in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/145193048/the-new-east-is-where-western-starchitect-dreams-come-true-or-turn-into-nightmares" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The New East is where western starchitect dreams come true (or turn into nightmares)</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/107096195/in-kazakhstan-a-shimmering-skyline-on-the-steppe" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">In Kazakhstan, a Shimmering Skyline on the Steppe</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/80399280/kazakhstan-s-astana-world-expo-2017-competition-attracts-big-international-names" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Kazakhstan&rsquo;s Astana World Expo 2017 Competition Attracts Big International Names</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/147271957/taking-your-pad-for-a-spin-dubai-s-rotating-tower-proposal-is-back Taking your pad for a spin: Dubai's rotating tower proposal is back Alexander Walter 2016-02-03T14:20:00-05:00 >2016-02-22T02:01:08-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/j3/j33o2adg1qj61l7f.jpg" width="514" height="308" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>An 80-storey &lsquo;Dynamic Tower&rsquo; will be standing in Dubai by 2020 is everything goes to plan, architectural firm Dynamic Group has told us. When built it will be the world&rsquo;s first skyscraper consisting of separate rotating floors attached to a central column, and inside there will be luxury apartments (natch). If you&rsquo;re wondering what a rotating skyscraper actually is, it&rsquo;s very much as the name suggests.&nbsp;[...] control the rotation speed and direction of their apartment through&nbsp;voice activation.</p></em><br /><br /><p><em>"Proposed back in 2008 by architect David Fisher, the tower aims to be 420m tall, which would make it the second tallest building in Dubai, as well as the second tallest residential tower in the world behind New York&rsquo;s 432 Park Avenue (which stands at 425.5m)."</em></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/sl/slexlnojr629rl4a.jpg"></p><p>Related stories in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/146657627/what-s-new-in-dubai-shipping-a-gigantic-floating-swimming-pool-deck-over-all-the-way-from-finland" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">What's new in Dubai: shipping a gigantic floating swimming pool deck over all the way from Finland</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/143590227/archinect-speaks-to-designer-of-controversial-dubai-frame-project" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect speaks to designer of controversial Dubai Frame project</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/139829407/unchecked-climate-change-will-make-the-gulf-uninhabitable-claims-new-study" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Unchecked climate change will make the Gulf uninhabitable, claims new study</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/146810440/top-13-floors-of-india-s-tallest-skyscraper-were-built-illegally-high-court-says Top 13 floors of India's tallest skyscraper were built illegally, High Court says Alexander Walter 2016-01-28T13:37:00-05:00 >2016-02-10T23:33:30-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/jq/jq9uirxoiz9uqal0.jpg" width="514" height="694" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In a fresh setback for India's tallest skyscraper, Palais Royale at Worli, the Bombay high court on Wednesday held that the 13 upper floors of the 56-storey building as well as a 15-storey public parking tower next to it were "completely illegal". [...] The builder also sought to claim that the tower with 900 parking spaces was in public interest. The HC disagreed, saying "but for the incentive FSI (that the developer could claim) they would not have constructed it for social service".</p></em><br /><br /><p><em>H/T&nbsp;<a href="http://www.ctbuh.org/News/GlobalTallNews/tabid/4810/language/en-US/Default.aspx" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">CTBUH</a>.</em></p><p>Related stories in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/145577538/world-s-first-slum-museum-is-coming-to-mumbai" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">World's first Slum Museum is coming to Mumbai</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/115583325/steven-holl-architects-wins-star-studded-competition-to-design-mumbai-city-museum-north-wing" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Steven Holl Architects wins star-studded competition to design Mumbai City Museum North Wing</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/126365016/are-india-s-cities-prepared-to-withstand-an-earthquake-like-in-nepal" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Are India's cities prepared to withstand an earthquake like in Nepal?</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/145197064/sorry-willis-tower-but-shanghai-tower-just-kicked-you-out-of-the-top-10-tallest-buildings-club-after-41-years Sorry, Willis Tower, but Shanghai Tower just kicked you out of the Top 10 Tallest Buildings club – after 41 years! Alexander Walter 2016-01-07T15:02:00-05:00 >2016-01-18T01:27:51-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/31/31v6ocojhgm7yg0a.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Shanghai Tower has officially completed as the tallest building in China and the second-tallest building in the world. [...] The completion of Shanghai Tower is especially notable for pushing Chicago&rsquo;s 442-meter Willis Tower (originally Sears Tower), once the world&rsquo;s tallest building, out of the Top 10 list for the first time since it completed in 1974. Willis Tower was among the Top 10 Tallest Buildings for 41 years</p></em><br /><br /><p>The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat goes on to say: "Given the rapid development of urban centers in these regions and the new heights that are being realized by contemporary tall buildings, CTBUH data projects that it will be less than five years before Willis Tower also falls out of the Top 20 Tallest Buildings."</p><p><em>Cue the sad trombone, Chicago.</em></p><p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/v5/v5g7lr38bso8xe19.png" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/v5/v5g7lr38bso8xe19.jpg"></a></p><p>&uarr; The updated CTBUH Current Tallest 20 poster (click image to enlarge).</p><p>Previously in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/118985363/megataaaall-shanghai-tower-enters-final-construction-phase" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Megataaaall Shanghai Tower enters final construction phase</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/96101879/cranes-are-dismantled-from-china-s-shanghai-tower-skyscraper" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Cranes are dismantled from China's Shanghai Tower skyscraper</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/122214181/need-a-skyscraper-chicago-s-willis-tower-just-hit-the-market" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Need a skyscraper? Chicago&rsquo;s Willis Tower just hit the market.</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/118200781/2014-was-the-tallest-year-by-far-for-skyscrapers-ctbuh-finds" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2014 was the tallest year by far for skyscrapers, CTBUH finds</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/144962616/after-massive-dubai-skyscraper-blaze-experts-concerned-about-towers-built-before-2012-with-highly-flammable-exterior-cladding After massive Dubai skyscraper blaze, experts concerned about towers built before 2012 with 'highly flammable exterior cladding' Alexander Walter 2016-01-04T13:58:00-05:00 >2016-01-17T21:59:56-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/uk/ukvdbm5u30ego2zq.jpg" width="514" height="321" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The companies that made and installed the exterior panels on The Address Downtown Dubai hotel say that most of the towers built in the city prior to 2012 used non-fire-rated exterior cladding. The disclosure comes as investigators probe the causes of the spectacular blaze [...] on New Year&rsquo;s Eve. An investigation by The National into the origins and specification of the exterior panels used on the building raises serious questions over the fire safety of hundreds of buildings.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related stories in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/140899262/flying-firefighters-the-jetpack-is-quickly-becoming-a-reality" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Flying firefighters: the jetpack is quickly becoming a reality</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/121508911/the-troubles-of-evacuating-one-of-the-world-s-tallest-residential-buildings-during-a-fire" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The troubles of evacuating one of the world's tallest residential buildings during a fire</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/72353499/fire-fears-for-gulf-s-high-rise-blocks" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Fire fears for Gulf's high-rise blocks</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/142973838/design-revealed-for-1-undershaft-london-s-tallest-skyscraper-by-the-thinking-developer-s-architect Design revealed for 1 Undershaft, London's tallest skyscraper by the "thinking developer’s architect" Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-12-09T12:55:00-05:00 >2015-12-10T20:48:40-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ce/cefsu5ravckdg74g.jpg" width="514" height="662" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>After a decade of outlandish proposals for the City, Parry has come up with a refreshingly blunt stick of a building for the centrepiece of the district&rsquo;s &ldquo;cluster&rdquo; of office blocks. [...] &ldquo;The thing that&rsquo;s most interesting in all this is urban design,&rdquo; says Parry, deflecting the discussion away from the fact that he is penning the City&rsquo;s tallest totem. He&rsquo;s more concerned with fixing the human experience at street level: &ldquo;The project is really all about public space.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>Soon to join the "great dinner party in the sky," between <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/55220775/rogers-stirk-harbour-partners" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rogers Strik Harbour + Partners</a>' Cheesegrater and <a href="http://archinect.com/fosterandpartners" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Foster + Partners</a>' Gherkin, 1 Undershaft will be as tall as The Shard (the maximum height limit for the city). According to The Guardian, the building was also designed to have a triangular cap, but city planners didn't want to add to the line-up of "overt shape[s]" already crowding London's skyline.</p><p>For more current projects in London:</p><ul><li><a title="Has London finally found a Thames bridge that everyone can get behind?" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/141841403/has-london-finally-found-a-thames-bridge-that-everyone-can-get-behind" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Has London finally found a Thames bridge that everyone can get behind?</a></li><li><a title="With city's approval, London &quot;The Stump&quot; Pinnacle celebrates resurrection as 22 Bishopsgate" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/141304606/with-city-s-approval-london-the-stump-pinnacle-celebrates-resurrection-as-22-bishopsgate" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">With city's approval, London "The Stump" Pinnacle celebrates resurrection as 22 Bishopsgate</a></li><li><a title="Southwark planners nix 'crude and literal' rocket-shaped flats" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/138420803/southwark-planners-nix-crude-and-literal-rocket-shaped-flats" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Southwark planners nix 'crude and literal' rocket-shaped flats</a></li><li><a title="Arrested development: London's tallest building-to-be slated for demolition" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/134799180/arrested-development-london-s-tallest-building-to-be-slated-for-demolition" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Arrested development: London's tallest building-to-be slated for demolition</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/142899081/developer-of-som-designed-nanjing-skyscraper-found-guilty-of-depriving-nearby-residents-of-precious-sunlight Developer of SOM-designed Nanjing skyscraper found guilty of depriving nearby residents of precious sunlight Alexander Walter 2015-12-08T13:40:00-05:00 >2015-12-08T13:40:41-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/cc/cceed74b7b78e6e8c986fead23d69c9f.jpg" width="514" height="360" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The developers of the 450-meter high Zifeng Tower in Nanjing have been found guilty of robbing the surrounding neighborhood of precious sunshine, and will have to compensate residents accordingly. [...] The 89-story Zifeng Tower was designed by American architectural firm Skidmore, Owings and Merrill. It is the tallest building in Nanjing, fourth tallest in China and 12 tallest in the world.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related news on Archinect:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/127304066/crowded-skies-sunlight-as-the-new-amenity-for-the-super-rich" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Crowded skies: Sunlight as the new amenity for the super rich</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/118733118/as-manhattan-grows-supertaller-its-shadows-are-getting-superlonger" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">As Manhattan grows supertaller, its shadows are getting superlonger</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/98843123/welcome-to-the-permanent-dusk-sunlight-in-cities-is-an-endangered-species" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Welcome to the permanent dusk: Sunlight in cities is an endangered species</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/142525054/new-renderings-video-of-one-vanderbilt-midtown-ny-s-future-tallest-office-tower New Renderings & Video of One Vanderbilt, Midtown NY’s Future Tallest Office Tower Alyssa Alimurung 2015-12-03T18:43:00-05:00 >2015-12-15T22:53:55-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4q/4qj1xom0242p8sn6.jpg" width="514" height="391" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The digital production studio Visualhouse has released film and renderings of how SL Green&rsquo;s One Vanderbilt will meet the street, and also remind us just how gargantuan the tower will be. According to the tower&rsquo;s architects Kohn Pedersen Fox, the tower will rise 1,501 feet to its spire, making it the third tallest building in the city upon completion.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/142283370/kingdom-tower-megaproject-secures-new-funding-to-complete-long-delayed-construction Kingdom Tower megaproject secures new funding to complete long-delayed construction Alexander Walter 2015-11-30T13:33:00-05:00 >2015-12-15T01:31:31-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/58/58395f4582861b07b6f9ab7e4cfa441f.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The developer behind the Kingdom Tower, set to become the world&rsquo;s tallest building, has secured new funding to complete its construction. [...] The company said that 26 of the planned 252 floors of the tower had been completed by contractor Saudi Binladin Group (SBL). The tower would overtake the 828-metre Burj Khalifa in Dubai as the world&rsquo;s tallest building when it is expected to be completed in 2018.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related news on Archinect:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/96415206/work-to-start-next-month-on-1km-kingdom-tower-in-jeddah-saudi-arabia" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Work to start next month on 1km Kingdom Tower in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/15559727/as-gg-designs-kingdom-tower-to-be-the-world-s-tallest-building" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">AS+GG Designs Kingdom Tower, to Be the World&rsquo;s Tallest Building</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/141818923/saudi-arabia-s-uneasy-relationship-with-its-cultural-heritage-of-mecca-and-medina" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Saudi Arabia's uneasy relationship with its cultural heritage of Mecca and Medina</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/141304606/with-city-s-approval-london-the-stump-pinnacle-celebrates-resurrection-as-22-bishopsgate With city's approval, London "The Stump" Pinnacle celebrates resurrection as 22 Bishopsgate Alexander Walter 2015-11-18T05:00:00-05:00 >2015-11-17T20:59:09-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/7x/7xsoshk55l0hkkje.jpg" width="514" height="772" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The City of London skyline is to be dominated by a newcomer after the latest version of a tower formerly known as the Pinnacle or Helter Skelter received the green light from planners. The revived building, officially known as 22 Bishopsgate &ndash; or simply 22 &ndash; will be the tallest building in the Square Mile at 278 metres (912ft) [...]. The new design scrapping the expensive curved-glass panels at the top was the work of PLP Architecture.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Previously:&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/134799180/arrested-development-london-s-tallest-building-to-be-slated-for-demolition" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Arrested development: London's tallest building-to-be slated for demolition</a></p><p>Related London news on Archinect:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/138509992/canary-wharf-may-be-host-to-western-europe-s-tallest-residential-tower" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Canary Wharf may be host to western Europe's tallest residential tower</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/138420803/southwark-planners-nix-crude-and-literal-rocket-shaped-flats" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Southwark planners nix 'crude and literal' rocket-shaped flats</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/138969169/3-00-feet-and-rising-an-aerial-video-tour-of-london" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">3(00) feet and rising: an aerial video tour of London</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/140740894/korea-s-tallest-tower-poised-to-rival-dubai-s-burj-khalifa-as-iconic-tourist-attraction Korea's tallest tower poised to rival Dubai’s Burj Khalifa as iconic tourist attraction Alexander Walter 2015-11-09T13:49:00-05:00 >2015-11-10T19:57:11-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/lo/lo1eo7sdr61jcqcl.jpg" width="514" height="384" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>LDF aims to grow the Lotte Duty Free Shop World Tower into the world&rsquo;s No.1 duty-free shopping destination. [...] Lotte is poised to turn the Lotte World Tower into a tourist attraction that can compare well with Dubai&rsquo;s Burj Khalifa and Singapore&rsquo;s Marina Bay Sands On top of that, the company plans to make the Lotte World Tower the largest tourism hub in Gangnam by equipping it with the world's highest observatory (located on the 123rd floor (555 meters high) [...].</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related in the Archinect News:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/127296226/seoul-s-lotte-world-tower-complex-passes-safety-inspections-allowed-to-reopen" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Seoul's Lotte World Tower complex passes safety inspections, allowed to reopen</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/124215359/construction-in-seoul-s-supertall-lotte-world-tower-surpasses-100th-story-amid-safety-concerns" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Construction in Seoul&rsquo;s supertall Lotte World Tower surpasses 100th story &ndash; amid safety concerns</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/105422593/mysterious-sinkholes-appear-near-construction-site-of-supertall-skyscraper-in-seoul" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Mysterious Sinkholes Appear Near Construction Site of Supertall Skyscraper in Seoul</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/138878309/rainforest-in-the-desert-this-new-dubai-tower-will-have-one-oh-and-an-artificial-beach-too Rainforest in the desert? This new Dubai tower will have one. Oh, and an artificial beach, too. Alexander Walter 2015-10-13T13:39:00-04:00 >2015-10-24T00:40:13-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/8g/8ga523l0z8j90o98.jpg" width="514" height="446" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Dubai, the city of superlatives, is set to get a new tower on Sheikh Zayed Road that will have an artificial beach and a rainforest-like landscape development on top of the tower's podium. [...] The project consists of two towers, 47 storeys high with a combined five-storey podium and two basement levels, that will house the facilities. [...] Kieferle &amp; Partner is the architect.</p></em><br /><br /><p>A few images of the two-tower development via ZAS Group's&nbsp;<a href="http://zasa.com/project/view/rosemont-five-star-hotel-residences/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">website</a>, the lead consultant on the project:</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/x8/x8fg4fcbkrd7o4uj.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/we/werfy44xwn3s46fg.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/je/jeng33g1uk2gvc4m.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/qa/qaq9fg3yhpsxjwqg.jpg"></p><p>Related on Archinect:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/136423349/first-design-of-burj-2020-unveiled-dubai-s-shiny-new-supertall-tower-by-adrian-smith-gordon-gill" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">First design of Burj 2020 unveiled, Dubai's shiny, new supertall tower by Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/129327717/luxury-anthropocene-dubai-gets-its-first-private-floating-islands" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Luxury Anthropocene: Dubai gets its first private floating islands</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/127710267/race-to-build-dubai-s-second-tallest-tower-heats-up" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Race to build Dubai's second tallest tower heats up</a></li></ul>