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  1. News - China - ARCHITECTURE

    Changsha skyscraper faces brickbats and praise as safety concerns raised

    Posted Jul 23rd 2013, 12:00am by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... A groundbreaking ceremony on Saturday for the world's tallest building in Changsha was greeted with praise from some mainland architects- and brickbats from others. Some held serious safety concerns about the skyscraper, but others hailed it as a revolutionary work of prefabricated urban landscape. The more than 200-storey structure will tower 838 metres above the Hunan provincial capital ...

  2. News - World - ARCHITECTURE

    Argentine president reveals plans for skyscraper in shape of the country

    Posted Sep 11th 2014, 09:09pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Buenos Aires 'Argentina-shaped' skyscraper to rise Argentina says it will build the tallest building in Latin America, constructed in the shape of the country, together with a stadium shaped like the Falkland Islands. President Cristina Fernandez says the 355-metre tower was expected to cost around US$300 million and would serve as a centre ...

  3. News - World - ARCHITECTURE

    Glare from London skyscraper 'melts' a Jaguar

    Posted Sep 04th 2013, 12:00am by Bloomberg, Reuters

    ... Agencies Glare from London skyscraper 'melts' a Jaguar A cluster of new skyscrapers transforming the London skyline is often blamed for spoiling the view. Now one of them has been accused of "melting" a car. Local businessman Martin Lindsay said he was distraught when he returned after an hour to his parked Jaguar XJ near the 37-storey tower to find ...

  4. News - World - ARCHITECTURE

    Santiago's Gran Torre skyscraper viewed with foreboding

    Posted Dec 17th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... capital has been altered over the past year by a skyscraper- the tallest in South America and one so towering it casts a shadow nearly two kilometres long. The 70-storey Gran Torre Costanera ... and other skyscrapers- two hotels and an office building- are going up nearby. The Gran Torre was built to withstand earthquakes- Chile, located on the Pacific Ring of Fire, is especially prone ...

  5. News - China Insider - ARCHITECTURE

    World’s first kilometre-high tower planned to combat dirty air in China’s Wuhan

    Posted Jun 18th 2014, 04:49pm by Staff Reporters

    ... the next few years, its British designer has said. Once completed, the “Phoenix Towers” development in central Hubei province will dwarf the current world’s tallest skyscraper, Dubai’s 830 ... skyscraper-building plans. A report from think-tank motiancity.com estimated that 87 per cent of the world’s skyscrapers are under construction in China. By 2022, China will be home to a staggering 1,318 ...

  6. News - China - ARCHITECTURE

    New Suzhou building mocked for looking like a pair of trousers

    Posted Sep 05th 2012, 12:00am by LOUISE HO

    ... Louise Ho in Shanghai louise.ho@scmp.com Building's trousers look draws ridicule A new skyscraper in the eastern city of Suzhou has been criticised for looking like a pair of trousers, similar to China Central Television's controversial headquarters in Beijing. The Gate of the Orient, in Suzhou's central business district, comprises two towers joined ...

  7. News - World - ARCHITECTURE

    New York's One World Trade Centre tower ruled tallest building in US

    Posted Nov 13th 2013, 07:55pm by AP

    ... for tallest U.S. tower is over They set out to build the tallest skyscraper in the world- a giant that would rise a symbolic 1,776 feet, in an echo of the nation's founding year, from the ashes ... recognise One World Trade Centre- at 541 metres- as the tallest skyscraper in the United States. The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat announced its decision at simultaneous news ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - ARCHITECTURE

    Israeli-Canadian architect Moshe Safdie laments unfriendly Hong Kong architecture

    Posted Feb 16th 2014, 04:46am by Christy Choi

    ... Christy Choi christy.choi@scmp.com Moshe Safdie wants to reintroduce culture, climate and geography into city's architecture Architect laments unfriendly styles When Israeli-Canadian architect Moshe Safdie first came to Hong Kong 30 to 40 years ago, he found open streets, markets and fewer skyscrapers. Now, he says, the city is hemmed in by tower blocks that dominate spaces ...

  9. News - World - ARCHITECTURE

    Tall buildings race needles construction experts

    Posted Sep 09th 2013, 12:00am by AP

    ... buildings just are not what they used to be. The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat has released a report noting that the developers of many new super-skyscrapers have been sticking huge ... usable floors and lower roofs than the old behemoths they are knocking out of the top ranks. The Chicago-based council, which is seen as a leading authority on skyscrapers, says 44 ...

  10. News - World - ARCHITECTURE

    Mile-high buildings feasible, architect says

    Posted Sep 20th 2012, 12:00am by BLOOM

    ... to build first mile-high skyscraper A mile-high skyscraper, almost double the height of today's tallest building, may become a reality by 2025 as countries splurge cash in an ego-fuelled race ... The Sail at Marina Bay in Singapore, the world's 10th tallest residential building. Today's highest skyscraper- the 828-metre Burj Khalifa in Dubai- is set to be overtaken ...




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