Archinect - News 2017-08-20T08:04:17-04:00 https://archinect.com/news/article/150023344/new-images-of-world-s-next-tallest-tower-calatrava-designed-dubai-creek-tower New images of world's next tallest tower, Calatrava-designed Dubai Creek Tower Anastasia Tokmakova 2017-08-18T13:38:00-04:00 >2017-08-19T04:09:55-04:00 <img src="https://d38w84nuu9j2kr.cloudfront.net/images/650x/5u/5u8f8yqix0v6s7o6.jpg" width="650" height="488" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Building within the 2.3 square-mile Dubai Creek Harbour complex, Emaar is looking to eclipse its most famous creation the Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest structure since 2010. To do so has required laying 236ft deep foundation piles&mdash;a world record&mdash;set to be capped with 1.59 million cubic feet of concrete. When completed, the 3,045ft tower will best the Burj by a massive 322ft.</p></em><br /><br /><p><em>The Emaar Properties and Dubai Holdings joint venture is inspired by the lily flower and mosque minarets, say its developers, and will feature a 68-mile array of supporting cables. Swiss-Spanish architect <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/36859/santiago-calatrava" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Santiago Calatrava</a> has designed a 360-degree observation deck and a capacious Hanging Gardens of Babylon-style floor into the structure, with views over the nearby Ras Al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary.</em></p> <p>With the new tower, the developer is looking to beat the record height of its most famous creation the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/223781/burj-khalifa" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Burj Khalifa</a>, the world's tallest structure since 2010, by 322 feet. Located within the 2.3 square-mile Dubai Creek Harbor complex, the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/558683/dubai-creek" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Dubai Creek Tower</a> required the deepest foundation piles ever made&mdash;set to be capped with 1.59 million cubic feet of concrete.&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/nm/nmuqlrg9surv5kgt.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/nm/nmuqlrg9surv5kgt.jpg"></a></p> <figcaption>Image courtesy of Emaar Properties<br><br><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/9h/9hj1zg9qhrgk2e7y.jpeg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/9h/9hj1zg9qhrgk2e7y.jpg"><br><br></a>An image from Emaar Properties dated August 13 shows workers constructing the pile cap frame on to which 1.59 million cubic feet of concrete will be poured.</figcaption> https://archinect.com/news/article/150022375/stunning-construction-photos-of-zaha-hadid-architects-leeza-soho-tower-and-its-record-setting-atrium Stunning construction photos of Zaha Hadid Architects' Leeza SOHO tower and its record-setting atrium Alexander Walter 2017-08-11T21:00:00-04:00 >2017-08-15T02:44:13-04:00 <img src="https://d38w84nuu9j2kr.cloudfront.net/images/650x/uw/uwuly11hlocxh8e2.jpg" width="650" height="867" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Construction of the <a href="http://archinect.com/zaha-hadid" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zaha Hadid Architects</a>-designed Leeza SOHO mixed-use tower in Beijing is making progress as newly released photographs document. <br></p> <p>Once the 46-story structure reaches its final height of 207 meters (679 feet) in September of this year, it will be home to the world's tallest atrium&nbsp;&mdash; an impressive 190-meter-tall central tunnel hugged by two wavy halves of the dissected larger volume. <br></p> <figure><p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/z8/z8eh4zcfl8nrak5d.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/z8/z8eh4zcfl8nrak5d.jpg"></a></p><figcaption>Photo: Yicheng Yang. Image courtesy of Zaha Hadid Architects.</figcaption></figure><p>Here is how ZHA describe the project: "The 172,800m&sup2; design straddles the new subway tunnel that diagonally divides the site. The tower rises as a single volume divided into two halves on either side of the tunnel. A central atrium &ndash; the world&rsquo;s tallest &ndash; extends 190m through full height of the building and connects with the metro station below, creating a new public space for the city."</p> <figure><p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/6n/6nj31ofq8ca7pl8d.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/6n/6nj31ofq8ca7pl8d.jpg"></a></p><figcaption>Photo: Yicheng Yang. Image courtesy of Zaha Hadid Architects.</figcaption></figure><figure><p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/ao/aovdxs1r1cyq0m1e.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/ao/aovdxs1r1cyq0m1e.jpg"></a></p><figcaption>Photo: Satoshi Ohashi. Image courtesy of Zaha Hadid Architects.</figcaption></figure><p>"As the tower ri...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150021207/new-video-shows-construction-progress-on-controversial-dubai-frame New video shows construction progress on controversial Dubai Frame Alexander Walter 2017-08-04T20:04:00-04:00 >2017-08-07T03:02:49-04:00 <img src="https://d38w84nuu9j2kr.cloudfront.net/images/650x/2p/2pz8gc8h0bxhhny3.jpg" width="650" height="365" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Dubai Frame is quickly taking shape in the heart of the city, providing breathtaking views of 'old' and 'new' Dubai. A Dubai Municipality delegation on Thursday has given residents a sneak peek into one of the upcoming iconic structures in the city. [...] The work has already started on the frame's glass bridge, and the cladding is expected to be completed by the end of this year, a top senior Dubai Municipality official had told Khaleej Times earlier this year.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Construction work on Dubai's latest gilded landmark appears to be making progress as the Dubai Municipality documented today in a new social media video of a city government delegation visiting the site.</p> <p></p> <p>The design of the 150-meter-tall <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/280355/dubai-frame" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Dubai Frame</a> structure isn't without controversy: the concept originally surfaced as the 2008-09 ThyssenKrupp&nbsp;<a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/winners_announced_for_thyssenkrupp_elevator_architecture_award_2008-2009" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">competition-winning design</a>&nbsp;by architect Fernando Donis who eventually filed a lawsuit against the Dubai Municipality for stealing the copyright to his design. In a 2015-interview, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/143590227/archinect-speaks-to-designer-of-controversial-dubai-frame-project" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Donis told Archinect</a>: &ldquo;At the end they took it, built it and will profit from it, without having involved us nor paid us."</p> <p>The opening date of Dubai Frame has been pushed back numerous times but is now expected to happen by the end of this year.<br></p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150019090/chicago-s-new-studio-gang-designed-tower-to-have-a-blow-through-floor Chicago's new Studio Gang-designed tower to have a blow-through floor Anastasia Tokmakova 2017-07-24T14:25:00-04:00 >2017-07-25T11:17:46-04:00 <img src="https://d38w84nuu9j2kr.cloudfront.net/images/650x/me/mecj0w8qf1clvn8s.jpg" width="650" height="985" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>...So today's engineers battle not only the force of gravity but the the whirling pockets of wind, known as vortices, that can cause towers to shake or vibrate. Failure to do so would make the motion of the building &mdash; or "acceleration," as engineers call it &mdash; uncomfortably noticeable.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Tunnel tests for Chicago's future third-tallest skyscraper showed that the plan for the building&mdash;three thin, interconnected high-rises designed by&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/26953studio-gang-architects" title="Jeanne Gang" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Studio Gang</a>&mdash;would not be able to withstand high winds.&nbsp;<em>According to the engineers, the design for the Vista tower "would result in building occupants feeling ill and possibly afraid for their safety," Chicago's zoning administrator, Patricia Scudiero, wrote in an April 26 letter to Jack George, a lawyer for project's developers.</em></p> <p>To resolve that flaw, the developers requested &mdash; and the city okayed &mdash; a change to the already-approved plan for the building: the 83rd floor of the 98-story, 1,198-foot East Wacker Drive tower will now be an empty space that Chicago's famous winds can blow through. The blow-through floor, a facade opening, will serve as a vent to relieve wind pressure.&nbsp;</p> <figure><p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/h0/h0wqrhpatw0e74h7.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/h0/h0wqrhpatw0e74h7.jpg"></a></p><figcaption>Vista Tower skyline Image courtesy of Magellan Development Group</figcaption></figure><p><em>To further weave the floor into the tower, vertical bands present on the rest of the facade will e...</em></p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150018425/sf-millennium-tower-continues-to-sink-engineers-suggest-a-possible-fix SF Millennium Tower continues to sink; engineers suggest a possible fix Alexander Walter 2017-07-19T17:29:00-04:00 >2017-07-19T17:35:38-04:00 <img src="https://d38w84nuu9j2kr.cloudfront.net/images/650x/zi/ziitsm18fxu0mer7.jpg" width="650" height="650" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A fix appears to be in the works for San Francisco&rsquo;s sinking and tilting Millennium Tower &mdash; just as a new report estimates the 58-story luxury high-rise has sunk yet another inch in the past seven months. [...] That lean is now up to nearly 14 inches at the building&rsquo;s roof &mdash; an additional 2-plus inches more than the tilt measured in January.</p></em><br /><br /><p>A pair of engineering firms hired by developer Millennium Partners think there's still hope to save the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/831562/millenium-tower" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">troubled structure</a> and straighten it up again: "The LERA firm and DeSimone Consulting Engineers say the problem can be remedied by drilling 50 to 100 new piles down to bedrock from the building&rsquo;s basement," the <em>Chronicle</em> reports. "The engineering firms estimate the fix will cost $100 million to $150 million &mdash; more than your average home foundation repair, but a lot less than the billion-dollar-plus price tag that some experts have feared."</p> <p>Urgency is increasing though as a new engineering report by Arup Group presents evidence that the rate of sinking remains steady and cracking in the basement continues.<br></p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150015052/london-office-tower-22-bishopsgate-will-have-a-rock-climbing-window London office tower 22 Bishopsgate will have a rock climbing window Mackenzie Goldberg 2017-06-28T14:50:00-04:00 >2017-06-30T10:31:04-04:00 <img src="https://d38w84nuu9j2kr.cloudfront.net/images/650x/rt/rtumxbqi7p07il0u.jpg" width="650" height="533" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Due to various cultural, demographic, and technological advances, the way people work and live today has dramatically changed. The freelance economy is on the rise, more people are choosing (and allowed) to work from home, and tech and start up companies are foregoing traditional office spaces to set up shop in restored warehouses and adapted historic buildings. These developments have called into question the fate of the high-rise tower as <a 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">commercial skyscrapers struggle to find enough tenants</a> to fill up their floors.</p> <figure><p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/gy/gymmsu3pyocf0mcp.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/gy/gymmsu3pyocf0mcp.jpg"></a></p><figcaption>Image courtesy of Purple PR.</figcaption></figure><p><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">22 Bishopsgate</a>, currently under construction and due to open in 2019<strong>,</strong> is one approach that responds to these key shifts in the workplace. Located in the heart of <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/722/london" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">London</a>, the 62-story tower will be the tallest building in the Square Mile at 278 meters, eclipsing the nearby Heron tower at 231. The building represents a new approach by offering its professional residents choice. Recognizing the relationship between employee wellbeing and produ...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150008941/revealed-david-adjaye-s-wall-street-tower-his-first-skyscraper-in-nyc REVEALED: David Adjaye’s Wall Street Tower, his first skyscraper in NYC Dana Schulz 2017-05-23T14:45:00-04:00 >2017-05-24T10:21:31-04:00 <img src="https://d38w84nuu9j2kr.cloudfront.net/images/650x/ly/ly3cfc1i077izr4v.jpg" width="650" height="484" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>When it opens in 2019, the building is expected to be one of the tallest in the neighborhood. Views from the skyscraper include the Statue of Liberty, the Woolworth Building, City Hall Park and the East River. The condos will range from $630,000 studios to $4.7 million four-bedrooms.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Three years ago, starchitect David Adjaye completed his first project in NYC, an affordable housing complex in Harlem called the Sugar Hill Development.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/s8/s8k973drkj2f5tl1.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/qh/qhmjynfmqm5nk45l.jpg"></p><p>Now that he's garnered international fame for his&nbsp;National Museum of African American History and Culture in DC, Adjaye is coming back to the big apple to build his first skyscraper in the city-- a&nbsp;61-story, 750-foot-tall condominium condo in the Financial District. Known as the Wall Street Tower, it appears as a gold prism against rigid rows of arched windows.</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150007999/completion-of-jeddah-tower-the-world-s-tallest-building-pushed-back-to-2019 Completion of Jeddah Tower, the world's tallest building, pushed back to 2019 Alexander Walter 2017-05-17T14:02:00-04:00 >2017-07-24T12:01:04-04:00 <img src="https://d38w84nuu9j2kr.cloudfront.net/images/650x/5l/5lezqlu6jainva1p.jpg" width="650" height="542" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Completion of the world&rsquo;s new tallest tower, Jeddah Tower in Saudi Arabia, has been pushed back to 2019, its developer said yesterday. Formerly known as Kingdom Tower, the structure is to reach more than a kilometre in height, which means it will surpass Dubai&rsquo;s Burj Khalifa. Construction began in April 2014, and was to have finished in 2018. [...] &ldquo;The project was delayed... but it&rsquo;ll open (in) 2019,&rdquo; Prince Alwaleed said during a media visit to the site, reports AFP.</p></em><br /><br /><p>"Saudi Binladin Group has been hit by a fall in work brought by lower Saudi public spending following the collapse in oil revenues," GCR reports. "Last year workers in Mecca burned buses in protest over unpaid wages amid reports of mass lay-offs."</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150004161/goettsch-partners-officially-debuts-new-54-story-office-tower-in-chicago Goettsch Partners officially debuts new 54-story office tower in Chicago Justine Testado 2017-04-21T19:08:00-04:00 >2017-04-21T19:08:55-04:00 <img src="https://d38w84nuu9j2kr.cloudfront.net/images/650x/ox/oxbpo8ftv3utjwas.jpg" width="650" height="974" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>150 North Riverside is the new, tall kid on the block in Chicago's West Loop, on a narrow 2-acre riverfront site between Randolph and Lake Streets. Operating since February, the 54-story office tower made its official debut during a ribbon-cutting ceremony yesterday.</p><p>Designed by locally based <a href="http://archinect.com/gpchicago" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Goettsch Partners</a>, the massive tower sits atop a narrow base, which fits between seven active Amtrak rail lines to the west and the Chicago River to the east.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/n3/n3okk4x7os0emr21.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/26/26dce7xmfn0kqu4b.jpg"><br><em>Photos &copy;&nbsp;Nick Ulivieri</em>.</p><p>With the first full floor at Level 8 and over 100 feet above the plaza, the tower includes column-free office floors and offers 1.25 million square feet of rentable space, currently leased by tenants like William Blair &amp; Co., Hyatt Hotels Corp., Navigant Consulting, and law firm Polsinelli.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/1u/1u5e2ptj7h2fx1bq.jpg"><br><em>Rendering of the plaza. &copy; Goettsch Partners.</em></p><p>The scheme's floor plans average at approximately 28,000 square feet with potential room for 12 corner offices. It also includes restaurants, a fitness center, a large conference center, ...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150002041/announcing-the-2017-evolo-skyscraper-competition-winners Announcing the 2017 eVolo Skyscraper Competition winners! Justine Testado 2017-04-10T13:00:00-04:00 >2017-04-12T18:01:04-04:00 <img src="https://d38w84nuu9j2kr.cloudfront.net/images/650x/or/oru2ua6di2xm6a1j.jpg" width="650" height="601" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://www.evolo.us/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">eVolo Magazine</a> has concluded another successful <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149968125/2017-skyscraper-competition-call-for-submissions" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Skyscraper Competition</a> for 2017, and Archinect and <a href="http://bustler.net" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a> are thrilled to announce the winners!&nbsp;The sky is indeed the limit for this&nbsp;competition, which gives participants complete freedom in designing their skyscraper interpretations. At the same time, entrants are challenged to re-examine the skyscraper's definition, purpose, and the potential for vertical living in the 21st century. Since eVolo first launched the Skyscraper Competition in&nbsp;2006, they have&nbsp;received over&nbsp;6,000 projects from around the globe.</p><p>As expected, competition runs high&nbsp;every year. Out of 444&nbsp;submissions this year, the jury chose three prize winners and 22 honorable mentions. The prize winners&nbsp;are:</p><p><strong>First place: &ldquo;Mashambas Skyscraper&rdquo; by Pawel Lipi&#324;ski and Mateusz Frankowski from Poland&nbsp;</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/6z/6z8hfl8xqbhqm763.jpg"></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/55/55wt9l22ywlwpixz.jpg"><br><em>Courtesy of eVolo.</em></p><p>Project excerpt: &ldquo;The design&nbsp;proposes a modular and scalable skyscraper conceived&nbsp;as an educational&nbsp;center and marketplace for new agricultural communities in sub-S...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150000022/chicago-s-willis-tower-to-get-20-million-expansion-of-the-hair-raising-skydeck Chicago's Willis Tower to get $20 million expansion of the hair-raising Skydeck Mackenzie Goldberg 2017-03-28T19:04:00-04:00 >2017-03-28T19:04:21-04:00 <img src="https://d38w84nuu9j2kr.cloudfront.net/images/650x/44/44u2ahndh0v5jk12.jpg" width="650" height="488" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Not for the faint of heart, the Blackstone Group is planning on expanding the&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/8290674/willis-tower-suspends-visitors-above-chicago" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Skydeck</a>, the popular observatory on the 103rd floor of the Willis Tower, according to&nbsp;<a href="http://www.chicagobusiness.com/realestate/20170321/CRED03/170329962" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Chicago Business</em></a>. The skyscraper, still commonly referred to as the Sears Tower, was the tallest building in the world for nearly 25 years before being overbuilt by the Petronas Towers. The new owners acquired the space in 2015 for $1.3 billion, the highest price every paid for a US property outside of New York City, and are <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149991375/chicago-s-willis-tower-is-about-to-get-a-500m-facelift" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">considering ways to further develop the property</a>.&nbsp;</p><p>In 2009, the building then held by London-based insurance broker Willis Group, added retractable glass balconies. This panic-inducing attraction extends approximately 4 feet out into the sky, allowing those who dare the ability to stand 1,353 feet in the sky from a glass box referred to as The Ledge. Building on this popular attraction, the fresh proprietors of the tower are considering a $20 million expansion. With&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149373378/the-west-coast-s-tallest-tower-is-getting-a-glass-bottomed-slide-on-its-69th-floor" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">glass-bottomed attractions</a> popping u...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/149995869/16-designers-to-display-new-tribune-tower-models-at-the-2nd-chicago-architecture-biennial 16 designers to display new "Tribune Tower" models at the 2nd Chicago Architecture Biennial Julia Ingalls 2017-03-07T19:41:00-05:00 >2017-03-07T19:42:02-05:00 <img src="https://d38w84nuu9j2kr.cloudfront.net/images/650x/9m/9m5jgtg4zanjoxpt.jpg" width="532" height="800" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The 1922 contest drew 263 entries from 23 countries and led to the construction of a landmark neo-Gothic skyscraper. In 1980, Chicago architects Stanley Tigerman and Stuart Cohen organized a "Late Entries" version of the legendary contest...Now, the curators of this year's Chicago Architecture Biennial are putting together what might be called the "Late Late Entries" to the Tribune Tower competition.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Although the names of the sixteen designers picked to create a new "Tribune Tower" at the Chicago Architecture Biennial haven't been announced quite yet, according to this article their designs are already being value-engineered in order to be as feasible as possible for potential construction. Whichever design may ultimately go on to the big time of 1:1 scale, the Biennial will be a delightful experience for all of those who still enjoy enormous physical models of both the built and the unbuilt variety:&nbsp;</p><p><em>In addition to the 16 new versions of Tribune Tower, the curators are commissioning two other 16-foot-tall models of designs for the skyscraper from early in the last century. One is a famous, columnlike version by the Austrian architect Adolf Loos that was part of the 1922 competition. The other, which was not officially entered, is a gridded modernist design by the German architect and urban planner Ludwig Hilberseimer.</em></p> https://archinect.com/news/article/149988719/make-s-36-storey-tower-1-leadenhall-approved Make's 36-storey tower 1 Leadenhall approved Ellen Hancock 2017-01-26T06:26:00-05:00 >2017-01-26T11:00:46-05:00 <img src="https://d38w84nuu9j2kr.cloudfront.net/images/650x/r5/r5elm9t0idq94d36.jpg" width="650" height="390" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Designed by the former Foster + Partners architect Ken Shuttleworth&rsquo;s Make practice, 1 Leadenhall will have 540,000 sq ft of office space, as well as 50,000 sq ft of shops and cafes on the ground, first and second floors. A public terrace will overlook the roof of the adjacent Grade II-listed Victorian market. Construction is due to start next year and the building is expected to open in 2021.</p></em><br /><br /><p>1 Leadenhall, so named due to its location next to the historic&nbsp;Leadenhall Market, will be 182.7-metre (600ft) and 36 stories high. The &pound;400m skyscraper&nbsp;is one of the several new towers being built in the surrounding area,&nbsp;including 1 Undershaft that will be the second-tallest building in Western Europe nearly 300 meters tall and also the reworked 22 Bishopsgate or Pinnacle as it's been nicknamed.&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/pn/pn19gcp0ijpwqcda.jpg"></p> https://archinect.com/news/article/149985916/construction-begins-on-varso-tower-set-to-become-poland-s-tallest-building Construction begins on Varso Tower, set to become Poland's tallest building Nicholas Korody 2017-01-11T13:19:00-05:00 >2017-01-11T14:57:45-05:00 <img src="https://d38w84nuu9j2kr.cloudfront.net/images/650x/ct/ct4kaado2i4p8s54.jpg" width="650" height="919" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>At 53 stories tall, the Foster + Partners-designed Varso Tower is set to become the tallest building Poland. Construction has just begun on the office tower, which is being developed by HB Reavis and is part of a complex that includes two other buildings designed by Hermanowicz Rowski Architects. It will also have an observation deck&mdash;one of the highest in Europe&mdash;where tourists can ogle Warsaw&rsquo;s skyline.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/jq/jqxe52364vmyni7p.jpg"></p><p>&ldquo;We believe that Varso Tower will have a unique place on Warsaw&rsquo;s skyline, but most importantly it will establish a new destination capable of revitalising this urban quarter, right in the heart of the city. The building contains high-quality and flexible office space, but it also makes an important contribution to the city with its glazed public courtyard at ground level and the spectacular viewing platforms with restaurants at the top. These public galleries offer panoramic views of the city to everyone. We are really looking forward to construction." said Grant Brooker, Head of Stu...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/149983315/how-100-years-of-zoning-shaped-new-york-city-s-quest-for-sunlight How 100 years of zoning shaped New York City's quest for sunlight Alexander Walter 2016-12-19T19:17:00-05:00 >2016-12-19T19:18:09-05:00 <img src="https://d38w84nuu9j2kr.cloudfront.net/images/650x/wc/wcmwgxojervgsgxq.jpg" width="650" height="855" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Ever since 19th century city commissioners laid a grid on the hilly island of Manhattan, New York City has been squeezing skyward. That&rsquo;s meant natural light has always been in short supply&mdash;for some New Yorkers more than others. Access to sunshine was one of the main drivers of the first zoning laws, as a new exhibit at the Museum of the City of New York, Mastering the Metropolis, explores.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related stories in the Archinect news:</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/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><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149964024/twilight-zoning-what-100-years-of-zoning-hath-wrought-ft-special-guest-mitch-mcewen-on-archinect-sessions-77" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Twilight Zoning: What 100 years of zoning hath wrought, ft. special guest Mitch McEwen on Archinect Sessions #77</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149970953/obama-calls-for-zoning-overhaul-blames-existing-laws-for-rising-inequality-and-unaffordable-rents" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Obama calls for zoning overhaul, blames existing laws for rising inequality and unaffordable rents</a></li></ul> https://archinect.com/news/article/149982770/investigating-the-literary-and-sociopolitical-implications-of-the-skyscraper Investigating the literary and sociopolitical implications of the skyscraper Julia Ingalls 2016-12-14T20:32:00-05:00 >2016-12-21T22:18:29-05:00 <img src="https://d38w84nuu9j2kr.cloudfront.net/images/650x/94/94b54r0kfzczv9p5.jpg" width="650" height="423" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>So I&rsquo;d argue that the birth of the middle class, or the managerial middle class, is in some ways tied to the invention of the skyscraper.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Before the skyscraper, looking down at people from great heights was more of a figurative state of mind than an actual experience. But afterwards, the notion of people as dots on a landscape went beyond just a slangy Georges Seurat reference and became a Thing. But what were the ramifications of this change? How did novelists respond to the new structures, and what did those responses say about society and the influence of the skyscraper?</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/oq/oq1nl8dn6fc5pnvz.jpg"></p><p>"[Henry James] tried to give the skyscraper a chance; he imagined seeing it and falling in love with it, but he really kind of ultimately dismissed it again&nbsp;as ugly, unaesthetic, a horrible structure that&rsquo;s also destroying the ways that we tell stories and destroying the intimacy that his kinds of stories require," says Adrienne Brown, an Assistant Professor at the University of Chicago whose forthcoming book, "The Black Skyscraper" explores just about every cultural ramification of the skyscraper one can imagine.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/xz/xzitcocj72upkoso.jpg"></p><p>In this extended interview with <a href="https://daily.jstor.org/black-skyscraper-interview-adrienne-brown/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">JSto...</a></p> https://archinect.com/news/article/149981806/indian-hindu-temple-planned-as-world-s-tallest-religious-structure Indian Hindu temple planned as world's tallest religious structure Alexander Walter 2016-12-07T14:18:00-05:00 >2016-12-11T23:25:52-05:00 <img src="https://d38w84nuu9j2kr.cloudfront.net/images/650x/8i/8icnwuidjuncfd0u.jpg" width="650" height="399" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>With its indoor theme park and helipad, this building might seem more like it would belong in Las Vegas, but this towering Hindu temple is set to become the world's tallest religious skyscraper. [...] At 700 feet (210 metres), the temple will be taller than India's Taj Mahal, which stands at 239 feet (73m) tall, as well as St Peter's Basilica in the Vatican, which measures 422 feet (128.6m).</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ns/nsnjl45136gks714.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/f9/f9dwwz04o4n71h41.jpg"></p><p>The illustration below shows the greater master plan for&nbsp;Vrindavan Chandrodaya Mandir. The <a href="http://www.vcm.org.in/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">project website</a> has this description:</p><p><em>"The skyscraper temple-cum-heritage project, conceived of by the devotees of ISKCON-Bangalore, will consist of a grand temple of Lord Sri Krishna at its centre. The grand temple shall be of monumental proportions and its iconic architecture shall harmoniously combine elements of both Indian temple architecture and modern architecture. This temple is poised to become the tallest, grandest and largest religious structure in India. The temple has a footprint of about 5.5 acres and rises to a height of about 700 feet (213 metres or 70 floors). The temple is planned to be vibrant with festivals and religious activities throughout the year."</em></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/xp/xpg6ga4p2aw2qjh1.jpg"></p><p>Vedic Cosmology is an integral part of the design concept. The project website explains:</p><p><em>"A capsule elevator takes visitors from the ground level to the 700 ft. tall viewing Gallery giving an immersive 3D sound and light experi...</em></p> https://archinect.com/news/article/149977519/how-do-you-imagine-the-skyscraper-of-the-future How Do You Imagine The Skyscraper Of The Future? Sponsor 2016-11-08T14:32:00-05:00 >2016-11-08T14:35:44-05:00 <img src="https://d38w84nuu9j2kr.cloudfront.net/images/650x/u4/u4j73m60j4gq2edq.jpg" width="650" height="435" 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>Since 2006 <strong>eVolo Magazine</strong> invites architects and designers around the world to imagine the skyscraper of the future. The annual <strong>Skyscraper Competition</strong> explores new possibilities of building high through the use of novel technologies, materials, programs, aesthetics, and spatial organizations. The competition challenges preconceived ideas, and as such, the results are received with a mix sentiment of excitement and misbelief. Many believe that these projects belong to science fiction, that would never be built, and let alone solve any of our current architectural and urban problems. eVolo Magazine seeks to enter the ranks of inspiring publications like <em>Lacerba</em> in Italy and <em>Le Figaro</em> in France which published conceptual projects by Futurists like Arne Hosek, Piero Portaluppi, and Sergei Lopati whose &ldquo;out of this world&rdquo; projects of the 1900&rsquo;s became a reality 100 years later.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>It is eVolo Magazine&rsquo;s mission to keep promoting t...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/149976197/shanghai-tower-places-first-in-latest-emporis-skyscraper-award Shanghai Tower places first in latest Emporis Skyscraper Award Justine Testado 2016-11-01T15:47:00-04:00 >2016-11-14T04:39:08-05:00 <img src="https://d38w84nuu9j2kr.cloudfront.net/images/650x/8d/8d9oodj1ft0zwqgj.jpg" width="650" height="975" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The 632-meter Shanghai Tower made it to the top once again, this time for the coveted Emporis Skyscraper Award. Since 2000, the Emporis Skyscraper Award recognizes outstanding skyscraper design worldwide...This year's competition reeled in more than 300 skyscrapers &mdash; all of which are over 100 meters tall and had to be completed in 2015.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Another skyscraper in China won first prize in the Emporis Skyscraper Award, following Zaha Hadid&rsquo;s Wangjing SOHO project in the 2014 edition.&nbsp;Here are a few of the top 10 skyscrapers in the latest Emporis competition:</p><p>Evolution Tower | Moscow, Russia by&nbsp;Kettle Collective, RMJM Edinburgh</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/g3/g308pbn0v5ogq9it.jpg"></p><p>D1 Tower | Dubai, United Arab Emirates by Holfords &amp; Associates</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/fa/far3vuenr4qzwqwh.jpg"></p><p>Citygate Tower | Vienna, Austria by Querkraft Architekten</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/hs/hssbdeck117mtb10.jpg"></p><p>432 Park Avenue | New York City, USA by&nbsp;Rafael Vi&ntilde;oly Architects, Schuman, Lichtenstein, Claman &amp; Efron</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/cr/crm4vo5pmiaxw62c.jpg"></p><p>cover image: Shanghai Tower | Shanghai, China by&nbsp;Gensler Architects, 2Define Architecture</p><p>Find the rest of the top 10 <a href="http://bustler.net/news/5270/the-shanghai-tower-wins-latest-emporis-skyscraper-award" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">on Bustler</a>.</p><p>Previously on Archinect:</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/100120632/renzo-piano-s-the-shard-wins-emporis-skyscraper-award" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Renzo Piano&rsquo;s The Shard wins Emporis Skyscraper Award</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/63273060/gehry-s-8-spruce-street-wins-emporis-skyscraper-award" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Gehry&rsquo;s 8 Spruce Street Wins Emporis Skyscraper Award</a></p> https://archinect.com/news/article/149973575/perkins-will-proposes-80-story-timber-skyscraper-in-chicago Perkins + Will proposes 80-story timber skyscraper in Chicago Julia Ingalls 2016-10-13T13:56:00-04:00 >2017-04-07T01:01:09-04:00 <img src="https://d38w84nuu9j2kr.cloudfront.net/images/650x/0h/0h9e853q0ekxsosf.jpg" width="620" height="521" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>As part of its ongoing Riverline community project, <a href="http://archinect.com/perkinswill" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Perkins + Will</a> has proposed an entirely conceptual 80-story, 300 unit residential skyscraper made from timber called the River Beech Tower.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ci/cixss326b4vwpgvb.jpg"></p><p>Announced 145 years after the Great Chicago Fire of 1871, this proposed tower would feature a massive central atrium and an aluminum veneer over the exposed diagonal lattice timber beams. While engineers say it is structurally possible, Perkins + Will is currently trying to figure out just how much it would cost to build.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/qr/qrh8qhhdmmnxsnui.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/2p/2pe0wvcmmy2onch4.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/cr/cr08k9fs3blh9725.jpg"></p><p>The River Beech Tower distinguishes itself by being one of the tallest wooden structures currently proposed; for a round-up of other tall wooden structures, take a look at these recent news stories:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149945987/future-sustainable-skyscrapers-will-be-made-of-wood" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Future sustainable skyscrapers will be made of...wood?</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/131408316/rise-of-the-wooden-skyscrapers-where-all-you-need-is-a-giant-allen-key-to-put-it-together" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rise of the wooden skyscrapers: "Where all you need is a giant allen key to put it together."</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149935481/two-wooden-towers-to-rise-in-bordeaux" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Two wooden towers to rise in Bordeaux</a></li></ul> https://archinect.com/news/article/149973177/groundbreaking-for-calatrava-designed-dubai-tower-potentially-the-world-s-tallest-building Groundbreaking for Calatrava-designed Dubai Tower — (potentially) the world's tallest building Alexander Walter 2016-10-11T16:03:00-04:00 >2017-08-17T13:16:38-04:00 <img src="https://d38w84nuu9j2kr.cloudfront.net/images/650x/96/96b88db2326475eaf64018d069113513.jpg" width="640" height="427" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid on Monday "broke ground" on the world&rsquo;s tallest tower &ndash; a structure that will define Expo 2020 as the Eiffel Tower defined Paris for its 1889 World Fair. "The new tower sets another challenge in the history of human architecture &ndash; a race the UAE deserves to lead," said Sheikh Mohammed [...]. The futuristic design, chosen by Sheikh Mohammed, was by Spanish-Swiss architect Santiago Calatrava Valls [...].</p></em><br /><br /><p><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/a9/a986cbc5a1cb0e27cafa2f0e7ad1cc78.jpg"></p> <p><em>Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Dubai's ruler, laying the foundation stone for the 'The Tower at Dubai Creek Harbour' project on Monday. (Image: WAM)</em></p> <p>The structure's final height has not yet been revealed &mdash; the 1km-high Kingdom Tower, currently under construction in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, is also reaching for the title of 'World's Tallest Building.'</p> <p>The Tower at Dubai Creek Harbour project previously in the Archinect news:</p> <ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149960408/calatrava-s-megatall-dubai-tower-engineers-complete-wind-tests-and-seismic-studies" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Calatrava's megatall Dubai tower: engineers complete wind tests and seismic studies</a></li><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> https://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 >2016-12-11T17:20:28-05:00 <img src="https://d38w84nuu9j2kr.cloudfront.net/images/650x/jr/jrrcud0wez3rp95r.jpg" width="650" height="366" 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> https://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="https://d38w84nuu9j2kr.cloudfront.net/images/650x/pr/prug7o4el1mzfh4g.jpg" width="650" height="542" 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> https://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="https://d38w84nuu9j2kr.cloudfront.net/images/650x/wi/wiabh87drsg626xg.jpg" width="650" height="433" 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> https://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 >2017-08-17T13:16:55-04:00 <img src="https://d38w84nuu9j2kr.cloudfront.net/images/650x/ez/ezerdi47j1mzhg5h.jpg" width="650" height="460" 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> https://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="https://d38w84nuu9j2kr.cloudfront.net/images/650x/z9/z9rqjgvna40va8b5.jpg" width="650" height="366" 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> https://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="https://d38w84nuu9j2kr.cloudfront.net/images/650x/wz/wzn20j9ax9jr5zqu.jpg" width="650" height="406" 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> https://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="https://d38w84nuu9j2kr.cloudfront.net/images/650x/2l/2l0xc2xkz83h5pbg.jpg" width="650" height="333" 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> https://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="https://d38w84nuu9j2kr.cloudfront.net/images/650x/l8/l8byz1r4100ktq23.jpg" width="650" height="774" 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> https://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="https://d38w84nuu9j2kr.cloudfront.net/images/650x/sf/sf3w4kxkz9n7rkre.jpg" width="522" height="344" 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>