In 1972, Paris approved a hulking 690-foot skyscraper that looked like it was designed by Darth Vader on the back of a napkin. It’s no wonder it’s taken the city 42 years to give tall buildings another shot.
Kim Jong-un showed off the modern airport this week, which includes a rich cornucopia of duty-free goods, “espresso-based drinks,” and other luxuries. But the story behind the airport’s design is unmistakably tyrannical.
Apple’s new campus is in under construction and it truly does look like a space ship is being put together in sleepy Cupertino. These pictures and neat GIF, within, show the closed circle coming together. See more >>
At first glance, the warm, luminous development proposed for a Paris site doesn’t look much different than any other mixed-use project rising in other cities. But, if completed, the skyscraper named Baobab would be largest wooden structure on the planet. Read More >>
As part of the exhibition Ten Tops—which focuses on 26 towers of 100 floors or more—the Skyscraper Museum put together this list of 18 structures which are ranked not by their spire-tipped tops, but by the height of their public spaces designed for high-altitude gawking.
All buildings move. This truth, which physics must tell us because human perception cannot, renders clear two humbling points: much of the world is not as solid as we think, and humans are awfully poor receptors.