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[9 Aug 2013 | No Comment | ]

The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) rating system for green buildings has come in for some criticism. The rating system is globally recognised as being a good indicator for a building’s green credentials, yet an article published by worldpropertychannel.com has pointed out some flaws. It uses The Bank of American Tower in New […]

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[7 Aug 2013 | No Comment | ]

Plans to demolish a 25-storey skyscraper in Reading have been scrapped despite “enormous public support” for a new tower to be put in its place, reports bbc.co.uk. Built in 1974, the now derelict Thames Tower was set to be taken down and replaced with a “landmark development”. Investment management firm LaSalle, the building’s owner, has […]

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[3 Jul 2013 | No Comment | ]

It has been revealed that a fifty-storey skyscraper is being planned for London’s Canary Wharf. The Diamond Tower, which is set to be more than 500 feet high, will contain 500 apartments. Early design plans for the skyscraper architecture show that the building is likely to take a slender structure, supported by a diamond external […]

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[23 May 2013 | No Comment | ]

One skyscraper expert believes there will be continued growth in skyscraper construction across London and in many parts of the UK. In a candid interview for architectsjournal.co.uk, Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) chair Timothy Johnson believes the UK can expect to see growth in London’s established skyscraper districts of Canary Wharf, the […]

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[5 Apr 2013 | No Comment | ]

A third of the multi-million apartments in New York’s newest and tallest building have been sold, according to dailymail.co.uk. Towering high above the Big Apple’s skyline, according to the architect’s skyscraper design, will soon stand 432 Park Avenue. Image source To become the tallest residential tower in the entire western hemisphere Due to be completed […]

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[2 Apr 2013 | No Comment | ]

Developers of what will be the tallest tower in the southern hemisphere have been hit with a problem only days after receiving planning approval, propertyobserver.com.aureports. The Australia 108 tower destined for Melbourne’s Southbank will reach heights of 388 metres and comprise 108 storeys. However, the development faces an issue already, namely that its height will […]

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[28 Feb 2013 | No Comment | ]

Work will soon begin on what will become the tallest building in the French city of Lyon – the Incity Tower, batiactu.com reports. At 39-storeys high, construction on the Valode & Pistre-designed skyscraper will commence on 11 April, with an expected completion date of December 2015. Image source The new spire will reach the 200-metre […]

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[26 Feb 2013 | No Comment | ]

The Pinnacle skyscraper, which was planned as the tallest building in the City of London, could be knocked down and built from scratch due to spiralling costs and lack of demand. Reported by londonlovesbusiness.com, the partially-constructed build – which currently only has seven of the planned 63 storeys – could be scrapped for a more […]

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[30 Jan 2013 | No Comment | ]

Planning permission has been granted for the proposed 52-54 Lime Street tower, which has already been nicknamed ‘The Scalpel’. With a skyscraper design by Kohn Pederson Fox (KPF), the 38-storey structure will be situated opposite the Grade I-listed Lloyd’s building. In the centre of the city, the tower, which tapers to a sharp point, will […]

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[22 Feb 2012 | No Comment | ]

Resembling a giant, flickering blue flame this mesmerising tower being built in Azerbaijan proves that when it comes to skyscraper design the traditional trend of rigid rectangles is definitely cooling off. Image source Unusual flame design At a cost of over $235m and created by Heerim Architects of South Korea to bring together the elements […]