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…

Central Park Envisions As Expansive Bedrock-Covered Landscape-1

New York Horizon envisions Central Park as a bedrock-covered structure surrounded by 1000-foot glass walls

While the rest of the world is moving towards “skyscraperization”, designers Jianshi Wu and Yitan Sun are promoting a radically different idea: digging New York’s Central Park to uncover the mountain-like bedrocks lying underneath. Winner of this year’s eVolo Skyscraper Competition, their proposal, called New York Horizon, envisions the 1.3-square-mile urban park as a multi-functional…

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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