Archinect - News 2016-05-04T19:14:07-04:00 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 >2016-03-17T21:24:51-04:00 <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> http://archinect.com/news/article/137414997/new-rafael-vi-oly-skyscraper-will-be-tallest-in-chicago-s-south-loop New Rafael Viñoly skyscraper will be tallest in Chicago's South Loop Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-09-24T13:33:00-04:00 >2015-09-28T23:10:24-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1f/1fetdbly4w48dub2.jpg" width="514" height="272" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Designed by Rafael Vinoly Architects, which also designed the University of Chicago's Booth School of Business in Hyde Park, the 792-unit building would be the first of three that Crescent Heights plans just south of the park. [...] Crescent Heights has become one of the busiest apartment buyers in downtown Chicago, recently paying $126 million for a 298-unit apartment building in the South Loop. It also owns 160 rental condominiums in Walton on the Park, a Gold Coast high-rise.</p></em><br /><br /><p>More on development in Chicago:</p><ul><li><a title="Obama Presidential Center competition attracts 140 firms, early 2016 selection date of architect expected to be delayed" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/137263124/obama-presidential-center-competition-attracts-140-firms-early-2016-selection-date-of-architect-expected-to-be-delayed" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Obama Presidential Center competition attracts 140 firms, early 2016 selection date of architect expected to be delayed</a></li><li><a title="Requirements for affordable housing in Chicago under attack from developers" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/135731795/requirements-for-affordable-housing-in-chicago-under-attack-from-developers" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Requirements for affordable housing in Chicago under attack from developers</a></li><li><a title="In Chicago, forming economically integrated suburbs is more complex than it looks" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/132341095/in-chicago-forming-economically-integrated-suburbs-is-more-complex-than-it-looks" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">In Chicago, forming economically integrated suburbs is more complex than it looks</a></li><li><a title="Locals welcome The 606, a.k.a. Chicago's &quot;High Line&quot;, but anxiety for its future remains" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/129171831/locals-welcome-the-606-a-k-a-chicago-s-high-line-but-anxiety-for-its-future-remains" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Locals welcome The 606, a.k.a. Chicago's "High Line", but anxiety for its future remains</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/137194843/can-vancouver-break-out-of-its-boring-architecture-mold-with-these-new-ambitious-skyscrapers Can Vancouver break out of its 'boring-architecture' mold with these new ambitious skyscrapers? Alexander Walter 2015-09-21T17:03:00-04:00 >2015-09-21T17:12:20-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/95/95c882bafdb3eec95dcc9c22a8820a1c.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A slew of innovative new condo towers are being proposed for Vancouver, as the city aims to take its arguably boring architecture to the next level. [...] Vancouver's move into adventurous architecture arguably began back in 2013, when Danish architect Bjarke Ingels revealed his design for twisting tower Vancouver House, which is now under construction.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related on Archinect:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/45328468/big-s-490-foot-tall-beach-and-howe-tower-for-vancouver" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">BIG&rsquo;s 490-foot-tall Beach and Howe Tower for Vancouver</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/126953722/another-case-of-poor-door-for-proposed-vancouver-high-rise" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Another case of "poor door" for proposed Vancouver high-rise</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/98918046/interview-with-vancouver-art-gallery-s-director-how-will-herzog-de-meuron-s-new-museum-impact-canadian-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Interview with Vancouver Art Gallery's director: how will Herzog &amp; de Meuron's new museum impact Canadian architecture?</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/136423349/first-design-of-burj-2020-unveiled-dubai-s-shiny-new-supertall-tower-by-adrian-smith-gordon-gill First design of Burj 2020 unveiled, Dubai's shiny, new supertall tower by Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Alexander Walter 2015-09-11T14:20:00-04:00 >2015-09-12T18:38:15-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/84/84768d6011d41424389b8e0832ce8a76.jpg" width="514" height="308" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A&nbsp;masterplan has been unveiled for the Burj 2020 District, an upcoming megaproject set to include a skyscraper dubbed &lsquo;the diamond of Dubai&rsquo; [...] The centerpiece of the district, the Burj 2020 tower, will be designed by Adrian Smith and Gordin Gill (AS + GG), the architects behind the Kingdom Tower in Saudi Arabia.</p></em><br /><br /><p>"The demand that will be registering will dictate the exact height of the tower, but at the highest, it might go 700 plus," the Executive Chairman of the&nbsp;Dubai Multi Commodities Centre,&nbsp;Ahmed Bin Sulayem, was quoted saying. "We are looking at a supertall tower, and we are looking at having one of the world&rsquo;s highest viewing decks which will offer 360 degree experience." Of course, we didn't expect anything less than that.</p><p>Previously on Archinect:&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/129882706/adrian-smith-gordon-gill-selected-to-design-burj-2020-the-world-s-tallest-commerical-tower" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill selected to design Burj 2020, the world's tallest commerical tower</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/136265786/can-a-massive-makeover-turn-montparnasse-into-the-times-square-of-paris Can a massive makeover turn Montparnasse into the Times Square of Paris? Alexander Walter 2015-09-09T15:00:00-04:00 >2015-09-09T15:14:54-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/gr/grqhvgfkcgu99trj.jpg" width="514" height="273" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Paris mayor Anne Hidalgo has suggested the area around the Tour Montparnasse skyscraper could become the Times Square of the French capital. Now its owners plan to try and make that dream come true. [...] The owners of the 59-storey building are due to launch an international architecture competition next year to revamp the brown tower block and the shopping mall at its base with a major makeover that could cost up to &euro;700 million.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related on Archinect:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/128868345/top-architects-defend-some-of-the-most-hated-buildings-in-the-world" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Top architects defend some of the most hated buildings in the world</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/130867323/paris-approves-its-first-skyscraper-of-the-21st-century" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Paris approves its first skyscraper of the 21st century</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/121532238/mvrdv-approved-to-redesign-the-70s-vandamme-nord-block-in-montparnasse-paris" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MVRDV approved to redesign the '70s Vandamme Nord block in Montparnasse, Paris</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/135588601/the-evolo-2016-skyscraper-competition-is-accepting-entries-now-until-january-register-early The eVolo 2016 Skyscraper Competition is accepting entries now until January. Register early! Justine Testado 2015-08-31T18:55:00-04:00 >2015-08-31T20:12:35-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/3b/3bsafyagx038us12.jpg" width="514" height="297" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Floating in mid-air, inspired by traditional designs, or built out of carbon dioxide, the sky is indeed the limit in the annual eVolo Skyscraper Competition. Since eVolo first launched the contest in 2006, there's no question that the 2016 edition will be just as competitive.</p><p>Every year, participants worldwide are invited to&nbsp;reinvent the skyscraper: examining its definition, historical context, purpose, and exploring the potential for vertical living in the 21st century.&nbsp;The fun part is that entrants are given complete freedom in designing their skyscrapers.</p><p>Get a headstart on those submissions!&nbsp;You can sign up for<strong> early registration</strong> now until November 17, 2015 for $95. Then from November 18 until January 19, the registration fee will hike up to $135.</p><p>The final registration deadline is <strong>January 19, 2016</strong>. Submissions are due on <strong>January 26, 2016</strong> at 11:59 p.m. US Eastern Time.</p><p>This year's jury features: Matias del Campo, Thom Faulders, Greg Lynn, Marcelo Spina, and Skylar Tibbits.</p><p>Here's a t...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/135577264/plans-for-japan-s-tallest-skyscraper-announced Plans for Japan's tallest skyscraper announced Alexander Walter 2015-08-31T15:16:00-04:00 >2015-09-06T14:08:18-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1p/1pbn30ri8x3assrg.jpg" width="514" height="732" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Mitsubishi Estate Co. says it will construct a 390-meter-high building, making it Japan&rsquo;s tallest, as part of redevelopment project near Tokyo Station. The structure will overtake the 300-meter-tall Abeno Harukas in the city of Osaka. Mitsubishi Estate hopes the new building will serve both as a centerpiece of a major business district and tourist destination, officials said Monday.</p></em><br /><br /><p>More recent Tokyo architecture news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/135346122/it-s-lights-out-at-the-old-okura-reconstruction-of-the-iconic-tokyo-hotel-starts-next-week" target="_blank">It's lights out at the old Okura: reconstruction of the iconic Tokyo hotel starts next week</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/135183829/not-over-yet-zaha-hadid-releases-23-minute-film-pushing-for-tokyo-olympic-stadium" target="_blank">Not over yet: Zaha Hadid releases 23-minute film pushing for Tokyo Olympic Stadium</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/134182334/tokyo-begins-farming-produce-beneath-its-subway-lines" target="_blank">Tokyo begins farming produce beneath its subway lines</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/135044746/newly-patented-space-elevator-could-take-astronauts-12-miles-up-into-the-stratosphere Newly patented space elevator could take astronauts 12 miles up into the stratosphere Alexander Walter 2015-08-24T17:20:00-04:00 >2015-08-25T12:30:26-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/m6/m61qkb2sy41ixfdt.jpg" width="514" height="257" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Canadian space and defense company Thoth Technology is attempting to make reaching the stratosphere as simple as riding an elevator up a tower about 23 times taller than the world&rsquo;s tallest building. The Thoth space elevator patent, approved by the US patent office on July 21, specifies that the tower could be built on any &ldquo;planetary surface,&rdquo; (i.e. not just Earth), a sign that Thoth is thinking pretty far ahead. [...] the top of the tower will serve as a rocket launch site.</p></em><br /><br /><p>In slightly more <em>recent-technology</em> elevator news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/133183117/thyssenkrupp-s-cable-free-elevator-test-tower-tops-out-in-less-than-10-months" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">ThyssenKrupp's cable-free elevator test tower tops out in less than 10 months</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/128864326/japan-s-simple-logic-for-putting-toilets-in-elevators" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Japan's simple logic for putting toilets in elevators</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></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/134799180/arrested-development-london-s-tallest-building-to-be-slated-for-demolition Arrested development: London's tallest building-to-be slated for demolition Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-08-21T12:58:00-04:00 >2015-08-25T18:29:03-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/e1/e139f0631e5f9f814221a101669d557d.jpg" width="514" height="385" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>the Pinnacle skyscraper&nbsp;grew to just nine floors before falling victim to financial wrangling. Often referred to as The Stump, its stunted lift core has stood as a concrete folly ever since work halted more than three years ago. Its days are numbered. Scaffolding is now climbing up the core in preparation for demolition. The replacement building will have a very&nbsp;different design. The old core must be pummelled to rubble and a new one constructed.</p></em><br /><br /><p>More from London's skyline:</p><ul><li><a title="London's oligarch-transformation continues with a &quot;sky pool&quot;" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/134740546/london-s-oligarch-transformation-continues-with-a-sky-pool" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">London's oligarch-transformation continues with a "sky pool"</a></li><li><a title="Artist Carsten H&ouml;ller to wrap world's longest tunnel slide around the ArcelorMittal Orbit Tower in London" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/133418255/artist-carsten-h-ller-to-wrap-world-s-longest-tunnel-slide-around-the-arcelormittal-orbit-tower-in-london" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Artist Carsten H&ouml;ller to wrap world's longest tunnel slide around the ArcelorMittal Orbit Tower in London</a></li><li><a title="Walkie Talkie Tower summons the elements again &mdash; this time it's wind!" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/131489455/walkie-talkie-tower-summons-the-elements-again-this-time-it-s-wind" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Walkie Talkie Tower summons the elements again &mdash; this time it's wind!</a></li><li><a title="London is eating itself" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/130714691/london-is-eating-itself" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">London is eating itself</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/134040761/watch-taipei-101-s-728-ton-mass-damper-in-action-during-typhoon-soudelor Watch Taipei 101's 728-ton mass damper in action during Typhoon Soudelor Alexander Walter 2015-08-11T16:55:00-04:00 >2016-02-11T02:22:42-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/32/32b2605e03812cda594bb7ae6d8dc49d.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Like all supertall skyscrapers, Tapei 101 has a mechanism inside to help stabilize itself in high winds. [...] At 6:59 am, in the winds of Typhoon Soudelor, the damper moved by a full meter from its center position, farther than it has ever moved in the building's decade history. [...] Soudelor brought sustained winds of 100 mph, with at least one confirmed gust of 145 mph .</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/133185532/boston-s-john-hancock-tower-is-now-200-clarendon Boston's John Hancock Tower is now '200 Clarendon' Alexander Walter 2015-07-31T14:44:00-04:00 >2015-08-03T11:49:09-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/p8/p8tz65paf127e9sd.jpg" width="514" height="771" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>You can still call it the John Hancock Tower, but the company that paid $930 million for New England&rsquo;s tallest building can&rsquo;t. Now that John Hancock&rsquo;s last lease in the office building has expired, owner Boston Properties Inc. can no longer use the financial services company&rsquo;s name on the property.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/118427416/boston-s-tallest-new-skyscraper-in-40-years-breaking-ground-today" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Boston&rsquo;s tallest new skyscraper in 40 years breaking ground today</a></li><li><a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/john_hancock_tower_receives_the_2011_aia_twenty-five_year_award/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Boston&rsquo;s John Hancock Tower Receives the 2011 AIA Twenty-Five Year Award</a> (on Bustler)</li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/132348361/evolo-s-2016-skyscraper-competition-is-open-for-registration eVolo's 2016 Skyscraper Competition is open for registration! Justine Testado 2015-07-20T18:14:00-04:00 >2015-07-20T18:14:33-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/lz/lz9fjx6g8ir5v58t.jpg" width="514" height="765" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>eVolo wants to know the endless ways that the skyscraper can be reimagined in their annual Skyscraper Competition. First launched in 2006, 2016 is expected to be another popular year attracting hundreds of submissions worldwide. Participants rethink the skyscraper by incorporating novel technologies, materials, programs, aesthetics, and spatial organizations. Additionally, they're strongly encouraged to consider globalization, adaptability, and the various issues of contemporary urban living in their designs.</p><p>The registration deadline is currently scheduled for January 19, 2016 and the submission deadline is January 26, 2016. This year's jury includes: Matias del Campo, Thom Faulders, Greg Lynn, Marcelo Spina, and Skylar Tibbits.</p><p>To get a little headstart on those entries, check out a few winning entries from previous competitions below:</p><p>2015 1st prize - "Essence Skyscraper" by BOMP (Ewa Odyjas, Agnieszka Morga, Konrad Basan, and Jakub Pudo) | Poland</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2i/2id94wlsi6480yk2.jpg"></p><p>2015 2nd prize - "Shanty-Scraper" by...</p>