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[15 Jan 2014 | No Comment | ]

It’s the world’s largest metropolis, home to over 13 million people but also some of the most sensational skyscraping structures on the planet. Welcome to Tokyo, a creative cityscape that’s alive with awe-inspiring architecture. But what makes up its vast volumes of high-rises and tall towers? Let’s take a closer look at some of this […]

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[16 Dec 2013 | No Comment | ]

A report celebrating more than 100 years of skyscrapers has pinpointed two innovations that made the construction of cloud-skimming buildings possible, bdonline.co.uk reports. Building information company Emporis has taken a look back at the history of tall towers in order to create a skyscraper timeline – from the 1900s to the present day. Making the […]

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[17 Oct 2013 | No Comment | ]

The Pint, The Cheesegrater, The Gherkin…not kitchen contents but ingenious nicknames for brilliantly innovative buildings. The UK capital’s skyline is continuously evolving, and its stars both old and new are shining bright. Here are five of the best modern architectural icons that have helped transform London: The Pint (or ‘Walkie Talkie’): 20 Fenchurch Street When […]

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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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[23 Aug 2013 | No Comment | ]

The public is to be given unprecedented access to some of London’s best known and iconic buildings across one weekend in September, including the Shard, the Gherkin and Lloyds of London, independent.co.uk reports. The ‘capital’s greatest architectural showcase’ Image source Open House London celebrates ‘all that is best about the capital’s buildings, places and neighbourhoods’, […]

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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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[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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[22 Feb 2013 | No Comment | ]

Mace and EC Harris have been confirmed as the team behind the construction of a tower which will be crowned the tallest in the world, guardian.co.uk reports. Mace was involved in building the Shard, however this new project will see the creation of a tower that, at approximately 1,000 metres, will stand at three times […]

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[2 Nov 2012 | No Comment | ]

A still-under-construction building in Moscow has robbed London’s Shard of its ‘tallest building in Europe’ accolade, telegraph.co.uk reports. Mercury City – which comprises residential and office space – measures 1,109 feet, according to tower’s developers. That’s 92 feet taller than the Shard, which was completed only a few months ago. Image source The building, which […]

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[30 Oct 2012 | No Comment | ]

The fascination with creating new contenders for the ‘tallest building on earth’ accolade is showing no signs of diminishing. The world over architects, developers and politicians with lofty aspirations are continuing to create skyscrapers that are a little bit taller than the one before. But does bigger always mean better? And why does size still […]