Topic: skyscrapers

SOM’s 270 Park Avenue tower to become the tallest tower ever demolished

Architecture firm SOM-designed modernist 270 Park Avenue tower in New York City is set for demolition, which will make it the tallest tower to ever be demolished (standing over 200m tall), and is set to be replaced by a new tower that is 150m … More

Zaha Hadid Architects reveals twisting Generali Tower during Milan Design Week

Zaha Hadid Architects has completed the design of the Generali Tower in Milan, Italy, which was first unveiled during Milan Design Week. Situated within the CityLife masterplan that previously hosted Milan’s trade fairs, the abandoned site is currently undergoing a redevelopment stage, after … More

Fire safety should be at the forefront of skyscraper design, says expert at BuroHappold

Architects designing tall buildings in the Middle East need to keep fire safety at the forefront, says Peter Stephenson, associate director at BuroHappold. Dubai, in particular, is one of the cities in the region who’s evolution can be tracked by the number of … More

Sumitomo Forestry to build the world’s tallest timber skyscraper in Tokyo

Sumitomo Forestry, the Japanese timber company, part of one of Japan’s largest conglomerates, has proposed a 70-storey hybrid timber skyscraper to celebrate the company’s 350th anniversary in 2041. What looks set to be the world’s tallest wooden building in Tokyo, the 350m skyscraper … More

CTBUH shares monthly predictions for tall buildings in 2018

Text supplied by the Council of Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat After another record-busting year in 2017, it is time once again to pull together our resources and predict what might happen in 2018 across the global skyscraper industry. Below are our monthly … More

Kohn Pedersen Fox-designed Shenzhen tower becomes the fourth tallest in the world

As the race to reach the top continues with cities around the world commissioning high-rise structures, the latest to join the fray is Pin An Finance Centre, a 599m skyscraper in Shenzhen by architecture firm Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates, which is now the fourth tallest tower in the world. … More

2017 saw the most built skyscrapers than any other year CTBUH reveals

A record 144 skyscrapers were erected around the globe in 2017, more than in any previous year in history. The superstructures were built across 23 countries and 69 cities, according to the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH). The Middle East … More

Japanese architects Nikken Sekkei to showcase Dubai supertalls at Cityscape Global

Japanese architecture studio, Nikken Sekkei plans to use Cityscape Global 2017 as a platform to showcase two of its supertall designs for Dubai: One Za’abeel and Forte Towers. Located adjacent to Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC), One Za’abeel will feature two towers, one … More

Perkins + Will’s Firas Hnoosh says the future of urban planning is “up not out”

With a global population of 7.5 billion, set to increase by 25% in the next 30 years, as architects we are increasingly responsible for designing spaces which work harder and cater to more people. Dubai is a superb example of a fast growing … More

Dubai Municipality launches Soil Map project for skyscrapers

Dubai Municipality (DM) has launched the Soil Map Project, an emirate-wide initiative that it claims is the Middle East’s largest smart geological project. The Soil Map Project will involve the production of interactive soil maps of each area in Dubai. All soil maps … More

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