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A new tower to rise in Boston


Below is an artist’s rendering of the new mixed use skyscraper planned for the Back Bay district of Boston. The 58 story, 691 foot triangular-shaped building will contain both condominiums and a hotel, making it the tallest residential building in … Continue reading

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S.F. joining 1,000 foot skyscraper club


Above is an artist’s handsome rendering of the Transbay Tower currently under development in downtown San Francisco. This impressive 61 story, 1,070 foot tall skyscraper will replace the Transamerica Pyramid as the city’s tallest building and add the city by … Continue reading

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Austria’s tallest building completed


At an impressive 820 feet high and 60 stories, the recently completed Tower 1 in Vienna’s Danube (Donau) City is the tallest building in Austria. Above and below are two images of the new building along the Danube.

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Miami to join the super-skyscraper club x 2


Just ten days ago I wrote about Philadelphia’s foray into the elite 1,000 foot skyscraper club. Well, Miami is about to join this illustrious group as well, but not with just one sky-high tower, but two. As a result, the … Continue reading

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Tallest prefab tower grows in Brooklyn


Currently under construction in Brooklyn, New York is the world’s tallest prefabricated tower – a 32 story, 322 foot tall apartment building containing 363 dwelling units. Erected much like individual Lego pieces, each of the 930 units is constructed offsite, … Continue reading

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Philly joins the super-skyscraper club


Just a six years after completing the tallest building in Philadelphia, the Comcast Center at 974 feet, Comcast has announced plans for Philadelphia to join that elite group of cities around the world with skyscrapers exceeding the magical 1,000 foot threshold. … Continue reading

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Issues of tall (sky) sprawl


I have asked myself at times whether in some places around the globe we humans are simply exchanging horizontal land sprawl with a tall (or sky) sprawl? Don’t get me wrong, I love to admire an impressive skyline just as … Continue reading

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New mega-skyscrapers coming to LA and NYC


Just in the past week or so, the designs for two new champion-scale skyscraper projects have been revealed. In Los Angeles, demolition of existing structures is underway, and construction of the tallest building on the West Coast will start soon, … Continue reading

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The scenic beauty of Detroit


Think Detroit is just an industrial wasteland? Think again, folks – here are a few photos that show the scenic (and softer) side of this great city. Enjoy!

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Artistry rising above the tarmac


Beyond the acres of concrete that makes up runways, taxiways, aprons, and the tarmac, certain features of an airport can be designed in a manner which inspires. The control tower is just one of those places at a growing number … Continue reading

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