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[17 Feb 2014 | No Comment | ]

A new skyscraper being constructed in Auckland, New Zealand will boost the region’s gross domestic product (GDP), as well as create hundreds of new jobs. According to tvnz.co.nz, the tower will cost $350 million New Zealand dollars (around £117 million) to build. The 52-storey building will be 209 metres high, making it the tallest skyscraper […]

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[7 Jan 2014 | No Comment | ]

Plans for a cylindrical skyscraper to be built in Canary Wharf have been revealed, according to dezeen.com. The tower is set to be the first of five buildings which are being constructed in the London area as part of a masterplan for Wood Wharf in London’s Docklands. Construction would further add to Canary Wharf’s appeal […]

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[1 Nov 2013 | No Comment | ]

German architect firm HENN has been selected to develop a new Chinese skyscraper, according to archdaily.com. The firm won a competition to develop the Cenke Tower, which will be based in the Taiyuan area. The skyscraper, which is set to be 280 metres high, will feature a “convex shells” design. The front and the rear […]

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[4 Sep 2013 | No Comment | ]

Tall buildings the world-over were celebrated yesterday (3 September), which was Skyscraper Day, yahoo.com writes. With China only months away from constructing the world’s highest skyscraper, the 2,755 ft Sky City, London’s tallest building (The Shard) falls woefully short at less than half the height. However, it’s only in the last few decades that the […]

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[15 Aug 2013 | No Comment | ]

The Shanghai Tower, which will be the world’s second-tallest building, is near completion, according to vancouversun.com. The building, which utilises a skyscraper design, is set to reach 632 metres (2,073 feet) high. The tower (which will only be surpassed in height by Dubai’s Burj Khalifa) has been built in the city’s Pudong district. Image source […]

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[2 Aug 2013 | No Comment | ]

The architect behind Shanghai’s newest and tallest tower has said that a building’s height isn’t what’s important – it’s the human element that counts, telegraph.co.uk reports. Jun Xia of Gensler, the firm which came up with the skyscraper design for Shanghai Tower, magnanimously said that “there will always be another taller building”. Image source Though […]

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[25 Jul 2013 | No Comment | ]

Chinese officials have celebrated breaking ground on what will be the world’s biggest residential tower, Sky City, motherboard.com reports. As reported in May, plans were approved for the 200-storey tower, which will be located in Changsta in the Hunan province of China. Comprising pre-fabricated modules, the 838 metre structure has been designed to solve increasing […]

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[9 Jul 2013 | No Comment | ]

Officials in Barcelona have rejected plans for a ‘Dubai-style Space Hotel’, claiming it would become too much of a ‘spectacle’, greenprophet.com reports. US developer, Mobilona commissioned Spanish architect, Erik Morvan to design the ‘out of this world’, €1.5 billion complex, which would be the tallest structure in Europe. Image source However, it failed to impress […]

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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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[24 Jun 2013 | No Comment | ]

What would you expect a building named after a domestic appliance to look like? Sleek….stylish….functional? This streamlined skyscraper in The Hague, Netherlands, is called Het Strijkijzer, which means ‘the clothing iron’, and it’s not hard to see why. Image source Image source Image source Hague’s iron takes a bite of New York’s BIG cheese Its […]