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Building Skyscrapers Inside Rotted Giant Sequoias To Keep Them Upright-1

Building skyscrapers inside rotting giant sequoias to keep them from toppling over

Fast-dwindling giant sequoia population has four South Korean designers turning to an incredibly creative solution: building skyscrapers inside hollowed-out trunks to keep rotting trees from toppling over. Aptly named Tribute: The Monument of Giant, the project is intended to educate people about this wondrous, now-endangered species, which is commonly believed to be the largest living…





Study Details The Tallest Skyscrapers Set To Come Up By 2020-6

CTBUH creates infographic, detailing the tallest skyscrapers set to come up by 2020

It is interesting to see how architecture has evolved through the years. Since the first one appeared in the 19th century, skyscrapers have become a ubiquitous symbol of luxury, affluence and entertainment. The Council for Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat recently created an incredibly-detailed infographic, tracing the history of high-rise buildings over the last 120…





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Architectural firm NBBJ conceptualizes skyscrapers that wouldn’t cast shadows

We have talked at length about skyscrapers and their fascinating photographs. However, from the perspective of a real-world scenario, skyscrapers unfortunately tend to cast long shadows on the neighboring areas and sidewalks - much to the inconvenience of people using those spaces. But as always, there is science that can account for a solution. To…


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Vienna will boast of the world’s tallest wooden skyscraper

Steel reinforcements and glass are the primary components of any 'respectable' skyscraper. But architectural firm Rüdiger Lainer and Partner has put a timber spin to this conventional notion with their incredible 84 m (276 ft) high HoHo project - which is envisioned to be the tallest wooden skyscraper of its kind. To be constructed from…


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