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Hard Rock at New Height

Hard Rock at New Height

Hard rock symbol is a guitar. The oversized guitar has long been a beacon for the Hard Rock Casino chain, but the Seminole Hard Rock Hollywood and Seminole Gaming Company looking to take that iconic symbol to new heights. Artist renderings for a colossal guitar-shaped hotel tower stretching 34 stories and containing 800 rooms were unveiled Monday morning during a news conference with Gov. Rick Scott. The tower is the feature attraction in the Seminole Tribe’s $1.8 billion expansion plans. The structure looks every bit a guitar in scale but doesn’t have a neck.

Balance of Public and Private

Balance of Public and Private

Hyundai Motor Group and Seoul City agreed to kick off the construction of its landmark buildings in Gangnam early next year, wrapping up months-long negotiation over the development project, officials said Wednesday. Seoul Metropolitan Government said the carmaker would construct the Global Business Center by 2021 that consists of a 105-story landmark tower 553 meters tall, and five other buildings that encompass a hotel, exhibition centers, concert halls and offices.

Calatrava Aesthetics in Dubai

Calatrava Aesthetics in Dubai

Emaar Properties has unveiled designs for a new observation tower to be built in the Dubai Creek area of the city. The tower’s design was approved by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Vice President of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai. Sheikh Mohammed reviewed proposals by six consultancy companies before approving the selection of a design by renowned Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava, whose Turning Torso was awarded the 2015 10-Year award by the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat.

Alternative to the Tradition

Alternative to the Tradition

London-based PLP Architecture has unveiled a masterplan set for Shenzhen, China featuring a supertall tower made up of three rotated and interlocking volumes. The proposal from the architects includes two towers: a performing arts centre as well as a series of connecting structures and buildings that is set to feature retail and entertainment spaces.

Tianjin Financial Growth

Tianjin Financial Growth

The construction of CTF Financial Center in Tianjin (China) being actively underway. The construction passed of no return point, when it is easier to finish it than to conserve. At the beginning of 2016 were completely erected the building podium and a couple dozens of storeys.

Creative Tandem

Creative Tandem

9 February 2016 the President of Mexico, Enrique Peña Nieto, officially opened a new urban landmark on the skyline of Mexico City - BBVA Bancomer’s new headquarters today. The 50-storey office tower is the first completed building by LegoRogers, a collaboration between international architectural practice Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners and Mexican firm Legorreta + Legorreta. The architecture brings together both practice’s different architectural languages yet common values to create a building that is both contextual and distinctive.

Extinguished Star...

Extinguished Star...

March 31, 2016 the world-renowned architect Dame Zaha Hadid, suddenly died in Miami aged 65. The British designer had a heart attack on Thursday in a Miami hospital, where she was being treated for bronchitis.

Atrium - Verticality Linking the Towers

Atrium - Verticality Linking the Towers

The new Central Bank of Azerbaijan is generated at the Heydar Aliyev Prospect in Baku according to the design of the Viennese architectural studio Coop Himmelb(l)au. It was the winning project of an international competition in 2008 not only due to its spectacular shape but also because it perfectly met the requirements of sustainability and economy. The two office towers of the new Central Bank of Azerbaijan, rising up to 141 meters, have a polygonal shape with a sculptural twist, connected by a vertical and transparent atrium.

Best Tall Building Of The Year

Best Tall Building Of The Year

The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) Awards Jury selected Bosco Verticale as the “2015 Best Tall Building Worldwide” at the 14th Annual CTBUH International Best Tall Building Awards Symposium, Ceremony & Dinner, celebrated November 12 at the Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago.

Advances of Evolution

Advances of Evolution

November 12th, 2015 at the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago was celebrated the 14th Annual CTBUH International Best Tall Building Awards Symposium, Ceremony & Dinner, which was held by the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) following the competition “2015 Best Tall Building Worldwide”.