Articles tagged with: skyscrapers
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 […]
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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Nothing makes a statement like The Shard – London’s newest skyscraper that redefines the city’s famous skyline to become a symbol for the capital, recognisable throughout the world. Shooting up into the sky like a beautiful sharp pyramid of glass, it happens to be the tallest building in Western Europe standing at 1,016 feet high, […]
Skyscraper architecture has been celebrated in a prestigious awards ceremony, which ranked the world’s greatest towers, thenational.ae reports. German skyscraper data firm Emporis considered over 220 buildings, all of which were completed in 2011 and stand at above 100 metres in height. It then drew up a shortlist of ten. 8 Spruce Street: ‘A major […]
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China is dominating skyscraper design by planning dozens of 200m and 300m buildings bdoline.co.uk reports. New Research by the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat showed that 23 buildings over 200m were completed in the last year alone. By the end of this year, the number of structures over 200m is expected to be […]
A Chinese construction company known for its fast-builds is attempting its biggest feat yet – creating a new 200-storey building in just 90 days. Designbuildsource.com.au reports that Broad Sustainable Building (BSB) will greatly rely on pre-fabricated elements to see its dream come to fruition. This could include components such as cladding panels, girders and concrete […]
The world is filled with so many beautiful architectural wonders, that it is high time to encompass a list featuring the top 20 highest buildings in descending order.
These magnificently high standing structures from all around the world, are buildings that represent a true expression of ambition, eccentricity and opulence.
The old game of ‘mine is bigger than yours’ is played out throughout our lives, whether it be with siblings, neighbors, or work colleagues. However, what happens when a whole nations resources are ploughed into this cat and mouse game?
Towers and skyscrapers are the instrument of choice when sovereign states want to show of their financial and engineering prowess.
As a result some of the worlds tallest and most visually stunning structures are built. This article outlines some of the most impressive of these ‘trophy’ towers from around the world.