As we count down to the New Year, we are taking a moment to review 2007 and think about the highlights of the year. Each of us here at Inhabitat have our own personal opinions about what the most important Inhabitat stories of 2007 were. But ultimately, all that really matters is what you — our readers — think. Counting down from ten to one, based on traffic and reader comments, these were the most popular Inhabitat stories of 2007:
6. HEINEKEN WOBO BEER BRICK: The Brick That Hold Beer – 10/11/07 by Ali – 55 comments
Moscow’s rapidly growing skyline will soon feature an eye-popping new addition: Crystal Island, which will be the world’s biggest building when completed. Sir Norman Foster’s mountainous 27 million square feet spiraling “city within a building” will cost $4 billion and it is scheduled to be built within next 5 years.
The Crystal Island will be Lord Foster’s second large scale project in the Russian capital, and his third new building design that resembles a volcano (we’re talking about his two mountainous buildings in Astana, Kazakstan). Although many people are calling this design the ‘Christmas Tree’ of Moscow – we can’t help but be reminded of the utopian and also rather volcanic X-Seed 4000 design for Tokyo. Unlike that pipe-dream project, however, Foster has a track record of getting buildings built, so the likelihood is high that we will see this striking structure towering over the Kremlin within 5 years time.