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“Cheesegrater” 2.0

“Cheesegrater” 2.0

Skidmore, Owings & Merrill’s 57-story tower earmarked for a spot in the heart of the City of London has been recommended for approval, despite concerns over its impact on the Tower of London, a Grade I-listed synagogue and other historic buildings.

Dubbed “Cheesegrater 2” because of its stylistic similarity and proximity to Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners’ “Cheesegrater” (the Leadenhall Building), the development is formally known as 100 Leadenhall Street and was designed for Hong Kong-based Lai Sun Group.

Recent Launch Of Melbourne

Recent Launch Of Melbourne

A prominent shortlist including BIG, OMA, and UNStudio have revealed their visions for Melbourne’s landmark Southbank Precinct overhaul. The $2 billion project will be the largest single-phase project in the history of Victoria, Australia, intended as “a state-of-the-art, mixed-use environment” to be “centered on innovation in architecture and design.”

Marvel of Technology

Marvel of Technology

This summer’s blockbuster movie Skyscraper centers on a fictional megatall tower that is intended to be as realistic as possible, according to architect Adrian Smith, who was consulted during its development.

Guiyan Waterfall

Guiyan Waterfall

It’s a tough time for mediocre architects. Middle Eastern countries like Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates have the world’s-tallest-building tug-of-war all locked down, so what are all the other skyscraper designers supposed to do?

Millennium Outpost

Millennium Outpost

The company Mosinzhproekt has received permission to build a 108-story multifunctional residential complex on Plot 1 of the business center “Moscow City,” in the Presnensky district of the Russian capital.

New Age Infrastructure

New Age Infrastructure

Uber’s flying taxi service -- that glorious sci-fi dream -- still plans to launch its first takeoffs by 2023. One major caveat, however, is that unlike regular taxis which can freely zip about the streets, UberAIR taxis need access to the sky and a place to land.

Renovated Monterrey

Renovated Monterrey

Proyectos 9, real estate developer from Monterrey, has announced that Sordo Madaleno Arquitectos has been selected as the winner of the international design competition for the architectural design of Constitución 999, a new mixed-use complex that will enhance the downtown area of Monterrey.

Wavy Tower of Hangzhou

Wavy Tower of Hangzhou

The city of Hangzhou, in eastern China, is undergoing incredible growth. As the host of the Asian Games in 2022, it is poised to become a new global destination—a city that will be appreciated as much for its rich historical character as for its bustling new urban centers of commerce.

Lungs for Tokyo

Lungs for Tokyo

The W350 project is a £4.2 billion ($5.9 billion) wooden skyscraper set to be built in Tokyo, Japan. At 1,148 feet (350 meters) tall, the tower will be both the tallest building in Japan and the highest wooden structure in the world when it opens in 2041.

Creative Community in the Sky

Creative Community in the Sky

Foster + Partners has unveiled their vision for the headquarters of DJI, the world’s leading robotics company, to be located in the Chinese technological powerhouse of Shenzhen. Symbolizing the “heart of innovation” for the robotics giant, the scheme seeks to alter the traditional concept of office architecture, generating a “creative community in the sky.”