Thursday, June 27, 2013

Skyscraper Month



By Terry Orr

It is hard to ignore those towering, unique structures that often defy ones senses and laws of gravity.  These Architects continue to dazzle us in their abilities and imagination in creating works of engineering marvel.




London firm Grimshaw has submitted plans for a 90-storey skyscraper in a suburb of Sydney, Australia. The Aspire Tower, designed for a competition held by Parramatta City Council, will have spires reaching to 336 metres and a roof height of 306 metres – higher than the Q1 tower in Queensland, which is currently the tallest building in the southern hemisphere. For more information and pictures ~ http://www.dezeen.com/2013/04/22/grimshaw-submits-plans-for-australian-aspire-tower/




A Chinese tycoon is planning to revolutionise the way skyscrapers are built by bolting together the world's tallest building from factory-made parts in just seven months.  The new skyscraper will house more than 30,000 people, and include a shopping centre and hotels. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/9577080/Worlds-tallest-skyscraper-to-be-built-like-Meccano-in-seven-months.html




Living the high Life: New York Penthouse at 870 feet high for rent: $60,000 a Month has breath taking views of the city – visit this website for more photos and information:




Round skyscraper (Aldar headquarters, Abu Dhabi)


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