Skyscrapers

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A Radical Approach to Adding Density in New York's Outer Boroughs

Picture octopus-like high-rises engulfing transit hubs.

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Has Manhattan Become Too 'Manhattanized'?

Midtown is a hive of construction, with one luxury tower after another replacing older buildings. What's being lost?

Associated Press

A Troublesome Skyscraper Meets a Record-Setting Explosion

This weekend, Frankfurt's AfE Tower made history as the tallest European building to suffer a controlled implosion.

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Why China Loves to Hate Its Newest Skyscraper, Shaped Like a Giant Gold Doughnut

The Guangzhou Circle Building is perhaps the country's largest single manifestation of Tuhao Jin, or "gold of the unrefined and wealthy."

Naihan Li

With Skyscraper Candles, You Can Melt the World's Tallest Buildings at Home

An ideal gift for the architects in your life.

Mark Lennihan/AP

One World Trade Center Is Officially America's New Tallest Building

At an "official" height of 1,776 feet, the new skyscraper supplants Chicago's Willis Tower. 

Tom Ryaboi

Mind-Bending Photographs of Daredevils Against City Skylines

These may trigger a latent fear of heights.

Mohammed Salem/Reuters

Most of the World's Tallest Buildings Game the System With 'Vanity Height'

Is all that space actually a waste?

Paolo Venturella

A Solar Building That Twists and Turns to Face the Sun

A Roman concept building would eliminate one of the major problems of solar panels – immobility.

Stefan Wermuth/Reuters

Can Reflective Buildings That Produce 'Death Rays' Be Prevented?

A recent car-melting incident in London is not the first time a building has produced high-temperature beams. 

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Game of the Day: The London Skyline, Reimagined as Chess Pieces

The Queen is The Shard, a rook is Big Ben, and so on.

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A Glorious Collection of the Craziest Skyscraper Concepts You've Ever Seen

Eight years of "outstanding ideas for vertical living," courtesy architectural magazine eVolo.

Why We Just Might Want to Build Skyscrapers Out of Wood

Vancouver-based architect Michael Green is trying to convince the world to construct tall wood buildings.

Reuters

The French 'Spider-Man' Freeclimbs in Havana

Daredevil Alain Robert takes his talents to Cuba.

The View from the Shard

When a View Costs More Than Dinner

Observation decks can be good business, and The Shard in London hopes to cash in.

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Skyscraper Record Breaker of the Day: Mecca

And other findings from a report on very tall buildings...

Mark Lascelles Thornton

Imagining the World's Iconic Buildings All in One Skyline

An artist's impossible city borrows landmarks from eight major cities, including New York, Chicago, London, Shanghai, and Taipei.

Flint Creek Wildlife

This Bird Migrated Into a Skyscraper

Meet the Chicagoans who rescued it (and hundreds others) in what may be the most depressing job in the city.

Vimeo/FidiGlobal

Crowdfunding a Skyscraper

You don't need a wealthy developer when you've got thousands of small investors.