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The Motor City soars to new heights


Yesterday, it was announced that Dan Gilbert, owner of Quicken Loans will be constructing the tallest building in the State of Michigan on the site of the former Hudson’s Department store in downtown Detroit. The tower is proposed to contain … Continue reading

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Cities with the most tall buildings in North America


The list provided below shows those cities in ranked order which have a minimum of 100 tall buildings. It also depicts the number of skyscrapers in parenthesis. Most surprising to this author is San Francisco not being quite in the … Continue reading

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Raising the High Line’s influence to new heights 


  It’s not often that you see a skyscraper design that thinks outside the box here in the United States, but I must admit the proposed Spiral in New York City is an eye-catcher. This handsome tower incorporates a stunning … Continue reading

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A Billionaire’s Row rises above Midtown Manhattan


This fascinating, yet troubling video depicts the ongoing development of Billionaire’s Row along and near the south end of Central Park in Midtown Manhattan.  As these new super-tall skyscrapers are built they not only impact their adjoining neighbors, but have … Continue reading

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Seattle may join the super tall skyscraper club


While the exact height has yet to be determined, it appears Seattle will soon be joining that elite group of cities that are home to 100-story plus skyscrapers. A 101 story, 1.2 million square foot tower is proposed at the … Continue reading

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Africa’s tallest tower to rise in Casablanca


  Expected to be completed in 2018, the Al Noor Tower (Tower of Light) in Casablanca, Morocco will be 540 meters (1,777 feet) high and include 114 floors. this impressive structure will easily be the tallest skyscraper on the African continent. … Continue reading

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Melbourne to join the 1,000 foot+ skyscraper club


Above is an image of the Australia 108 which is to be constructed in the Southbank section of Melbourne, Australia. The impressive residential tower will be 1,047 feet (319 meters) in height when completed and will replace the 978 foot tall Eureka … Continue reading

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