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At the heart of the magazine concept is the principle of information-analytical approach to current trends in the field of building construction. In its pages you can read about the best practices of Russian and foreign companies, the use of advanced technology, the most interesting architectural projects of high-rise buildings, architects and designers, as well as on construction companies working in the field of high-rise construction.

Besides, the magazine gives serious attention to the technical innovations necessary for successful operation of high-rise buildings that make staying in comfortable and safe, as well as environmental matters of high-rise construction and a number of other topics that reveal the possibilities and prospects of the future high-rise construction. This periodical is intended to become a professional communication platform for experts - to analyze the latest events in contemporary building construction all over the world, introduce to its readers upcoming technologies, equipment and materials used in Russia and abroad, and also to take up issues of the high-rise projects economy and development.
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Stratospheric Height

Stratospheric Height

In a bid to get around terrestrial height restrictions, Clouds Architecture Office has proposed suspending the world’s tallest skyscraper from an asteroid, leaving residents to parachute to earth. New York-based Clouds Architecture Office drew up plans for Analemma Tower to “overturn the established skyscraper typology” by building not up from the ground but down from the sky by affixing the foundations to an orbiting asteroid.

Mystery in American Style

Mystery in American Style

Plans for a 1,400 foot (427 meter) skyscraper designed by Zaha Hadid Architects have been unveiled for midtown Manhattan. Located at 666 Fifth Avenue, the site’s existing building is owned by developer’s Kushner companies, who purchased it in 2007. The potential scheme would see ZHA add to its portfolio of North American projects, with the high line-adjacent 520 west 28th residences nearing completion.

Frankfurt for All

Frankfurt for All

UNStudio has been selected as the winners of an international competition to design a new mixed-use development on the site of the former Deutsche Bank offices in Frankfurt, Germany. Selected to complete the urban strategy for the district last March, UNStudio has now been unanimously selected to carry out the architectural redevelopment of the site, beating out third prize proposals from the teams of Dudler / Jahn and MSW / Snøhetta, and an honorable mention from Christoph Mäckler / CoopHimmelblau.

Altitude Race in Miami

Altitude Race in Miami

Historically, building heights in Miami have been restricted due to proximity to the Miami International Airport; these restrictions were recently loosened, allowing several new towers to stake claim to the city’s tallest tower, including One Bayfront Plaza and Foster + Partners’ ‘The Towers’ at 1201 Brickell Bay Drive, which is also being developed by FECR.

Australian Gothic

Australian Gothic

Brisbane’s Hayes Anderson Lynch Architects (HAL) made a proposal for a unique Victorian Neo-Gothic-style inspired tower, reported recently the Brisbane City Council development portal.

Printing on the Skyline

Printing on the Skyline

Dubai-based construction technologies firm, Cazza, has announced plans to build the world’s first 3D printed skyscraper. Cazza is known for producing a 3D printing construction system that combines the use of mobile 3D printing robots with existing construction methods to make construction processes faster, more cost-effective, and environmentally friendly.

 
White Crown for London

White Crown for London

Santiago Calatrava has unveiled a £1 billion development on the edge of London’s River Thames, which will host a new tube station, performance venue and winter gardens topped by a crown-like arrangement of towers.

Green Spiral of Toulouse

Green Spiral of Toulouse

Compagnie de Phalsbourg (Paris) unveiled two competition winning projects by Studio Libeskind (New York) during the international property market MIPIM in Cannes, France recently. The sculpted Occitanie Tower will rise 150m above the Canal du Midi in the heart of the business sector of Toulouse. Set to be the first skyscraper in the city, the tower’s curvaceous form is interrupted by a spiral of greenery that rises from street level up to the 40th floor. The tower includes 11,000 sq m of office space, a Hilton hotel, up to 120 apartments, a restaurant with panoramic views, commercial space for shops, and offices on the ground floor for the railway company SNCF.

LA Olympic Tower

LA Olympic Tower

This March the Downtown Los Angeles Neighborhood Council’s Planning and Land Use Committee (DLANC) reviewed plans for Olympic Tower - a skyline-altering development slated for the current home of the neighborhood’s most notorious car wash. The structure of 740 feet in height would become the city’s sixth tallest building. 

Polish Flagship

Polish Flagship

The construction of a new flagship development - Varso by international real estate developer HB Reavis, comprising three buildings including an office tower designed by Foster + Partners has started in Poland. It presents a unique new hotspot for businesses, residents and tourists in the heart of Warsaw city center.