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Architect Rafael Viñoly Talks About 432 Park Avenue, New York

Architect Rafael Viñoly Talks About 432 Park Avenue, New York

Watch him explain the thinking behind his design for New York's second tallest skyscraper.
The Salesforce Tower makes San Francisco one of a few cities with “supertall” skyscrapers

The Salesforce Tower makes San Francisco one of a few cities with “supertall” skyscrapers

The Salesforce Tower looms above San Francisco. The skyscraper, which is expected to open in early 2018, will be by far the tallest building in…

Plyscraper city: Tokyo to build 350m tower made of wood

The $5.6bn cost of the 70-storey W350 Project is expected to be twice that of a conventional buildingA skyscraper set to be built in Tokyo will become the world’s tallest to be made of wood.The
Manhattan's skyline in 2020

Manhattan's skyline in 2020

Don't just look at the image here--click through to the interactive feature at National Geographic that details the towers under construction or proposed in Manhattan. The Nordstrom Tower, to be
Link About It: World's Tallest Timber Tower Proposed for Tokyo

Link About It: World's Tallest Timber Tower Proposed for Tokyo

Known as "plyscrapers," several towers of wood are planned for development around the world. None impresses quite as much as Sumitomo Forestry's 1,148-foot-tall and $5.6 billion project: the W350
Is Chongqing's 'horizontal skyscraper' the answer to overcrowded cities?

Is Chongqing's 'horizontal skyscraper' the answer to overcrowded cities?

A 42nd-floor ‘skybridge’ in the dazzling Raffles City project could help solve overcrowding – or will it simply let the super-rich escape to the skies?An army of 6,000 construction workers is hard at

3 World Trade Center, NYC’s 5th Tallest Building, Debuts After Delays

The September 11, 2001 terror attacks took nearly 3,000 lives in New York City.
Link About It: David Adjaye’s First New York Skyscraper: 130 William

Link About It: David Adjaye’s First New York Skyscraper: 130 William

Every once in a while NYC gets a skyline addition that contributes to the city in almost untold ways. 130 William is just that. Architect David Adjaye's in-development masterwork happens to be his
The Futuristic Skyscrapers of 1923 Were Supposed to Solve Traffic, But Had a Notable Lack of Dwayne Johnsons

The Futuristic Skyscrapers of 1923 Were Supposed to Solve Traffic, But Had a Notable Lack of Dwayne Johnsons

We’re still waiting on our flying cars. But back in 1923, the magazine Science and Invention assured readers they were just around the corner. And to top it off, the buildings of tomorrow would be
The Futuristic Skyscrapers of 1923 Were Supposed to Solve Traffic, But Had a Notable Lack of Dwayne Johnsons

The Futuristic Skyscrapers of 1923 Were Supposed to Solve Traffic, But Had a Notable Lack of Dwayne Johnsons

We’re still waiting on our flying cars. But back in 1923, the magazine Science and Invention assured readers they were just around the corner. And to top it off, the buildings of tomorrow would be
This Chinese Skyscraper Has a 350-Foot Waterfall Cascading Down Its Side

This Chinese Skyscraper Has a 350-Foot Waterfall Cascading Down Its Side

Four pumps inside the building carry recycled rainwater and tap water to the waterfall's top.
Sunday Reading: Cityscapes

Sunday Reading: Cityscapes

Some of The New Yorker’s best architectural writing, collected from throughout the magazine’s history, including pieces by Rebecca Mead, Adam Gopnik, John Seabrook, Calvin Tomkins, Amy Waldman, Paul
Alex Honnold Tests the Peaks of Jersey City

Alex Honnold Tests the Peaks of Jersey City

The “free solo” climber has ascended the granite face of El Capitan. Next up: a luxury apartment building.

NYC’s Central Park Tower to be the Tallest Residential Building in the World

Topping out at a 1,550 feet, Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture‘s forthcoming Central Park Tower will set a new precedent for Billionaires’ Row, aka West 57th Street in NYC. 179 two-to-eight
Rising high: the evolving skyline of New York City – in pictures

Rising high: the evolving skyline of New York City – in pictures

Manhattan’s skyline is the most famous in the world. Its horizon has been interrupted by verticals from the first 10-storey office buildings in the late 1800s, and will only continue to rise higher
A photographer captured the surreal beauty of Hong Kong’s bamboo scaffolding

A photographer captured the surreal beauty of Hong Kong’s bamboo scaffolding

When American photographer Peter Steinhauer first visited Hong Kong in 1994 the sight of skyscrapers wrapped in canvas and skeletons of bamboo evoked the massive…
More than half of the “supertall” skyscrapers to be completed in 2019 are in China

More than half of the “supertall” skyscrapers to be completed in 2019 are in China

One way to understand the places where economic ambition is greatest is to look to the sky. Countries with surging economies or companies that want…
Super-tall, super-skinny, super-expensive: the 'pencil towers' of New York's super-rich

Super-tall, super-skinny, super-expensive: the 'pencil towers' of New York's super-rich

An extreme concentration of wealth in a city where even the air is for sale has produced a new breed of needle-like tower. By Oliver WainwrightIt is rare in the history of architecture for a new type

Can there be a mile-high skyscraper?

In 1956, Frank Lloyd Wright proposed the Illinois Sky-City, a skyscraper taller than one mile (~1,600 meters). That's more than twice the height of Dubai's Burj Khalifa, currently the tallest
'Like the Eye of Sauron': western Europe’s tallest building planned for tiny Danish town

'Like the Eye of Sauron': western Europe’s tallest building planned for tiny Danish town

Fast-fashion giant Bestseller set to build skyscraper headquarters in Brande, a 7,000-person rural townUntil a local company announced plans to send a 320-metre skyscraper soaring over the surrounding