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Vertical Hyper-Speed Train Hub Literally Flips High Speed Rail on its Head

Vertical Hyper-Speed Train Hub Literally Flips High Speed Rail on its Head

Now, first, you're probably asking, how do you make a train go vertical without dumping all the people on their head!? Good question, but don't worry, UK designers Christopher Christophi and Lucas

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OMA New York Selected to Build Residential Skyscraper in San Francisco

OMA New York Selected to Build Residential Skyscraper in San Francisco

OMA New York is teaming up with developer Related California to design a 550-foot residential tower in the SoMa neighborhood of San Francisco. Located on a city-owned plot on Folsom Street between First

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Maximum City: Dizzying Images of Mumbai’s Sky-High Building Boom

Maximum City: Dizzying Images of Mumbai’s Sky-High Building Boom

A large number of Mumbai’s towers are designed by European architects. Dobrucka is interested in intercultural transfer and feels “that the architecture of the newly builds is ‘borrowed’ from

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Science Fiction Novelist Plans World’s Tallest Skyscraper to Launch Rockets into Space

Science Fiction Novelist Plans World’s Tallest Skyscraper to Launch Rockets into Space

Could space travel be just an elevator ride away? Science fiction author Neal Stephenson is teaming up with Arizona State University scientists and engineers to develop a concept for the tallest tower on

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Tower Infinity: ‘Invisible’ Anti-Skyscraper Gets the Green Light in South Korea

Tower Infinity: ‘Invisible’ Anti-Skyscraper Gets the Green Light in South Korea

Tower Infinity will be located at the heart of the Yongsan International Business District, whose master plan was originally designed by Samoo. The superscraper will be a landmark project for the area,

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KPF Reaches For the Sky With Plans to Extend King’s Reach Tower in London

KPF Reaches For the Sky With Plans to Extend King’s Reach Tower in London

Kohn Pedersen Fox (KPF) has submitted plans to renovate the existing 111-meter-high King’s Reach Tower in London with a 44-meter, 11 floor extension. The project is being engineered by Adams Kara Taylor

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Grimshaw’s Aspire Tower will be a Benchmark for Passive Environmental Design in Australia

Grimshaw’s Aspire Tower will be a Benchmark for Passive Environmental Design in Australia

Grimshaw Architects has recently submitted its Development Application on behalf of Parramatta City Council for the landmark mixed-use tower. Aspire Tower will be located next to Parramatta Square on

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Australia 108: Tallest Skyscraper in the Southern Hemisphere Coming Soon to Melbourne

Australia 108: Tallest Skyscraper in the Southern Hemisphere Coming Soon to Melbourne

Australia 108 was recently approved by Melbourne's planning commission and will have a total of 108 floors. Construction is expected to be complete in 2018, when it will beat out the Q1 Tower in Gold

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Urban Earth Worm Skyscraper Roots Out Urban Soil and Air Pollution

Urban Earth Worm Skyscraper Roots Out Urban Soil and Air Pollution

There's no denying that Seungsoo's skyscraper concept mimics the earthworm's shape as well as its personality. The narrow, cylindrical structure swoops and curves, extending horizontally throughout the

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pH Conditioner: Floating Jellyfish Skyscrapers Combat Air Pollution While Producing Fresh Water

pH Conditioner: Floating Jellyfish Skyscrapers Combat Air Pollution While Producing Fresh Water

Hao Tian, Huang Haiyang, and Shi Jianwei's PH Conditioner Skyscrapers received an honorable mention in the2013 eVolo Skyscraper competition. The fantastical proposal soaks up damaging acidic pollutants

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BIG Wants To Put Phoenix On the Map With a Giant Pin Observation Tower

BIG Wants To Put Phoenix On the Map With a Giant Pin Observation Tower

The Pin Phoenix Observation Tower is being developed by boutique real estate company Novawest and designed by Denmark-based BIG. Unlike many other big cities, Phoenix does not have an observation tower to

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The Retrofit Chicago Challenge Gets Skyscrapers to Go Green

The Retrofit Chicago Challenge Gets Skyscrapers to Go Green

Photo via Shutterstock The Windy City is rapidly becoming one of the greenest in the U.S., thanks to its Retrofit Chicago Building Initiative. 14 major commercial buildings have stepped up to the plate

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Gensler’s Super Sustainable Tower at PNC Plaza Breaks Ground in Pittsburgh

Gensler’s Super Sustainable Tower at PNC Plaza Breaks Ground in Pittsburgh

PNC Financial Services is known for pushing the boundaries of sustainable design; the group already boasts one of the largest living walls on the exterior of One PNC Plaza and has 170 LEED certified

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Amputee Uses Thought-Controlled Bionic Leg to Climb Chicago’s Willis Tower

Amputee Uses Thought-Controlled Bionic Leg to Climb Chicago’s Willis Tower

Climbing 103 flights of stairs without collapse is a noteworthy achievement for any human being, but when said human only has one leg, it's nothing short of miraculous. Thirty-one year-old Zac Vawter lost

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Wilkinson Eyre Wins RIBA Lubetkin Prize for Innovative Guangzhou International Finance Center

Wilkinson Eyre Wins RIBA Lubetkin Prize for Innovative Guangzhou International Finance Center

The prestigious RIBA Lubetkin Prize was recently awarded to Wilkinson Eyre Architects for the Guangzhou International Finance Center in China.  The 103-story triangular skyscraper features an innovative

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OMA’s Folded CCTV Tower in Beijing is Now Complete

OMA’s Folded CCTV Tower in Beijing is Now Complete

Construction on the CCTV headquarters began back in 2004, but the frame caught fire in 2009 causing a major setback. The media conglomerate expects to move into the tower where all of their offices will

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Groundbreaking Park Royal Tower is Draped with Curtains of Greenery in Singapore

Groundbreaking Park Royal Tower is Draped with Curtains of Greenery in Singapore

Park Royal's leafy podium on Pickering is designed to be a vertical extension of the Hong Lim Park right across the way and at 15,000 square meters of natural features, is twice as large! The contoured

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SOM Completes Its Twisting Al Hamra Tower in Kuwait City

SOM Completes Its Twisting Al Hamra Tower in Kuwait City

The 74 story tower is innovative in its asymmetrical design and is a feat of engineering. The south wall is constructed from concrete and conceived as a protective skin to insulate the building against

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Taiwan’s Taipei 101 Skyscraper Crowned the World’s Tallest LEED Platinum Building!

Taiwan’s Taipei 101 Skyscraper Crowned the World’s Tallest LEED Platinum Building!

The Taipei 101 was the tallest building in the world until the 2,717 foot Burj Khalifa was completed in Dubai last year. It houses 101 floors above ground and 5 below, including a multi-level mall and

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Green Renovation Of Tour First, France’s Tallest Skyscraper, is Now Complete

Green Renovation Of Tour First, France’s Tallest Skyscraper, is Now Complete

At first conceived as three wings spiraling out from a central core, the newly renovated tower retains the original concept, but adds to it in many significant ways. First, the tower's height was

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AS+GG’s Aerodynamic Wuhan Greenland Center to be World’s 4th Tallest Building

AS+GG’s Aerodynamic Wuhan Greenland Center to be World’s 4th Tallest Building

Clocking in at 119-levels, the Wuhan Greenland Center will have about 3,230,000 sq ft of floor space and include about 2,153,000 sq ft of offices, 538,200 sq ft of luxury apartments and condominiums, a

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Insane Mile High ‘Kingdom Tower’ Given Green Light by Saudi Arabia

Insane Mile High ‘Kingdom Tower’ Given Green Light by Saudi Arabia

We're all in favor of urban density, but why do we need a skyscraper that's a mile high? Saudi Arabia-based Kingdom Holding Company, headed by Prince Al Waleed Bin Talal, has given the green light to

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Massive Living Mountain Skyscraper Transforms the Desert Into a Habitable Environment

Massive Living Mountain Skyscraper Transforms the Desert Into a Habitable Environment

The high rise conglomerate is built from local materials and stands on a reinforced concrete pier foundation to be able to withstand the shifting sands. Steel and reinforced concrete will be used to

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Eye-Popping ‘Green’ O-14 Skyscraper Nears Completion in Dubai

Eye-Popping ‘Green’ O-14 Skyscraper Nears Completion in Dubai

We originally showcased plans for this striking O-14 tower in Dubai back in 2007, and now the beautiful latticed building is finally nearing completion. Designed by Jesse Resiser and Nanoko Umemoto of RUR

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Underwater Skyscrapers Recycle Waste From Great Pacific Garbage Patch

Underwater Skyscrapers Recycle Waste From Great Pacific Garbage Patch

The underwater skyscraper was inspired by the Eiffel Tower and flipped upside down in the water. The lower portion of the tower collects and stores plastic waste until it can be recycled in the middle

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4 Days Left To Register For 2011 eVolo Skyscraper Competition!

4 Days Left To Register For 2011 eVolo Skyscraper Competition!

You have four days left to register your proposal for the 2011 eVolo Skyscraper Competition, one of the most exciting annual architecture design competitions. Students, architects, engineers, and

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Underground Skyscraper is a Self-Sufficient Desert City

Underground Skyscraper is a Self-Sufficient Desert City

An entry in next year's eVolo Skyscraper Competition, the inverted skyscraper is a completely self-sufficient underground city capable of producing its own food and energy and creating a

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Lego Style Shipping Container Skyscraper Inspired by Mondrian

Lego Style Shipping Container Skyscraper Inspired by Mondrian

Since Rotterdam has a rather vast container port, sourcing the modular elements for the Adaptable Tower would be made even more sustainable since the containers would not have to be trucked from afar. The

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