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September 28, Changsha

The chairman of Broad Sustainable Building (BSB) has confirmed plans are proceeding to build Sky City Tower, which, at 838 meters (2,749 feet) high, would make it the tallest building on Earth. Chairman Zhang Yue told Wired the company expects to break ground in the Hunan Province in November.  Read more.

September 28, Melbourne

Architecture Source has published an article entitled "Slender Towers on Compact Sites: Optimizing Structural Design." The piece examines the trend towards "taller, more slender buildings on smaller footprints" and the structural challenges involved in realizing these designs. Read more.

September 28, Chicago

U.S. Bank and Related Midwest has secured a $115 million loan to finance construction of 111 West Wacker Drive, a 504-unit apartment community in downtown Chicago. The project will construct the apartment tower on the site of an existing unused 25-story garage. Read more.

September 28, New York

The world’s largest Ferris wheel is the central focus of a $480 million plan intended to transform the Staten Island waterfront into the city’s newest tourism and shopping hub. Workers are scheduled to start assembling the $230 million wheel in 2014. Read more.

September 27, New York

JDS Development Group is developing a luxury 51-story skyscraper close to One57, the 306-meter tower designed by Atelier Christian de Portzamparc. The exclusive 697-foot (212-meter) tall tower, designed by Cetra/Ruddy architects, features only 28 apartment units. Read more.

September 27, Mississauga

As part of a 'Great Buildings' showcase, CNN interviewed architect Ma Yansong about his Absolute Towers project in Missassauga, Canada. Absolute Towers won the 2012 CTBUH Best Tall Buildings award for the Americas. Read more.

September 27, India

The local city government in Tamil Nadu, India, may make it mandatory for major industries, high-rise apartment complexes, major institutions and hotels to meet two percent of their energy requirements from solar sources, the Times of India reports. Read more.

September 27, UAE

The National reported that almost three quarters of high-rise buildings in the UAE have façades made of flammable materials. The report follows assessments by engineers of towers across the country checking for the dangerous paneling. Read more.

September 26, São Paulo

New York-based Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates (KPF) recently completed Infinity Tower in the financial district of São Paulo, Brazil. The 118-meter tall tower is reminiscent of a schooner under full sail, according to the project description. Read more.

September 26, San Francisco

San Francisco's soon-to-be-tallest building has undergone design changes for its Planning Commission review next month. The latest revisions of the Transbay Tower's design add a sculptural element to the top and connect the street to the 5.4-acre park planned for the roof of the transit center with a diagonal elevator. Read more.

September 26, Vancouver

A window fell from the 36th floor of an under-construction high-rise in Vancouver's Yaletown. Thursday The large window pane plummeted to the street and landed on top of a Dodge Intrepid. Read more.

September 25, Frankfurt am Main

The European Central Bank has reported that its new Frankfurt headquarters is costing 41 percent more to build than expected, Bloomberg reports. The company blames the increase on higher prices for construction materials and “a number of unforeseen challenges.” Read more.

September 25, Nashville

Nashville-based developer Ray Hensler has released plans for an $80 million, 23-story, 312-unit, condo-style residential tower. The building will be the city's first rental apartment project in more than ten years, according to local media. Read more.

September 25, Chicago

The Wall Street Journal focuses on Gordon Gill and his work with tall buildings around the world and his design process for the Pearl River Tower. Mr. Gill finds more inspiration in trees, lakes and wind than in actual buildings, the Journal reports. Read more.

September 25, Canada

The number of households in Toronto and Vancouver living in high-rise buildings is increasing. The average national home prices is rising dramatically, but the size of the average Canadian dwelling is growing smaller, the latest census found. Read more.

September 21, Seattle

The most recent renderings of Amazon's skyscraper headquarters submitted to the city's design review board show the buildings with bold exterior colors, including a 500-foot tall green façade made of metal and glass. Read more.

September 21, New York

A number of international billionaires have purchased properties in One57, the New York Times reports. One57, the 1,004-foot tower under construction in Midtown Manhattan, will become the tallest  mixed-use building in the city and features some of the most expensive apartments in the city. Read more.

September 21, New Delhi

International architecture firm Homestead and F1 Driver Michael Schumacher have collaborated to design the Michael Schumacher World Tower (MSWT). The driver plans to construct the tower in New Delhi, featuring a cantilevered helipad and 200-foot high observation deck. Read more.

September 21, Lippo Cikarang, Indonesia

An Indonesian "independent-city project" called Lippo Cikarang is preparing to build a development of three apartment towers. The developing company of the same name plans to open sales of units in November, Lippo Cikarang vice president Ju Kian Salim told the Jakarta Globe. Read more.

September 20, Singapore

Tange Associates launched the 209-meter (688-foot) One Raffles Place Tower 2 yesterday in Singapore's CBD. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Finance, Tharman Shanmugaratnam, officiated the grand opening of the 38-story tower. Read more.

September 20, Chicago

Harold Schiff, a pioneer in the field of construction management and a master builder of large office and residential buildings in Chicago and other big cities, died at the age of 84 at his Streeterville home due to heart failure. Read more.

September 20, Boston

Plans for a hotel tower and a residential tower have been approved by Boston's redevelopment authority as part of part of an urban renewal initiative. The $165 million proposal will construct the pair of towers at 275 Albany St. in the city's New York Streets neighborhood. Read more.

September 20, Vaud, Switzerland

NOTsoNOISY Productions created a giant human and architectural performance by harnessing the students of an 11-story high-school tower in Vaud, Switzerland. Using the façade as a rudimentary screen whose pixels are the windows, students, staff and friends manipulated shutters for hours to produce the stop-motion film. Read more.

September 19, New York

The selling price of the six-bedroom penthouse on the 95th floor of 432 Park is listed at $85 million. The apartment will be located at the top of the 1,398-foot (426-meter) aluminum and glass tower currently under construction in Manhattan, which is set to be completed in 2015. Read more.

September 19, Dallas

Dallas-based developer Encore Development has released details of the redevelopment of Patriot Tower, the I.M. Pei & Associates-designed skyscraper in Dallas. The tower's upper 20 floors will be converted to 210 residential units while the lower third of the building will remain office space. Read more.

September 19, New York

New York citizen San Yan Wong has created a 113-page manifesto proposing building a 128-floor "super skyscraper" just west of the Manhattan Bridge. The proposed building would be shaped like a capital "H," be  2,173 feet (662 meters) high and contain 15,000,000 square feet (1,400,000 square meters) of living space. Read more.

September 18, Dubai

Dubai-based Emaar Properties has unveiled plans to construct a 340-meter mixed use tower in downtown Dubai. The tower will include a 200-room hotel and 542 apartments. Construction is scheduled to begin in 2015. Read more.

September 18, Warsaw

Akron Investment Central Eastern Europe II announced its plans to sell the Warsaw Trade Tower office building in the Polish capital. Designed by the American RTKL Associates architectural studio and completed in 2000, the WTT features 43 floors and stands at 208 meters tall, making it the second tallest office building in Central Europe. Read more.

September 18, Malaysia

Ten-thousand people flocked to Asia's first LEGOLAND park on Saturday to celebrate its opening weekend. The park was built on 76 acres in southern Malaysia across the Straits of Johor from Singapore. Read more.

September 14, Shanghai

The New York Times features the Shanghai Tower in a discussion of Chinese towers and their relationship to greater Chinese economic issues. Falling property prices and an over-supply of projects has sparked concerns about filling new towers.  Read more.

September 14, Washington D.C

While officials are considering the question of allowing tall buildings in the District of Columbia, Northern Virginia and suburban Maryland are seeing an influx of tall buildings. Local writer Dan Malouff provides a series of examples of tall building approvals and construction in the D.C. metropolitan area to illustrate the trend. Read more.

September 14, Urbana-Champaign

William F. Baker, Structural Engineering Partner for Skidmore, Owings & Merrill in Chicago, has joined the faculty of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign as an adjunct professor, the school announced last week. Read more.

September 14, Los Angeles

Los Angeles's city center is currently experiencing an "apartment boom," according to The Downtown News. Several residential projects are under construction, in planning or set to open soon. The city is seeing an extreme shortage of housing in job-rich downtown LA, the paper reports.  Read more.

September 14, Seattle

The 55-story formerly known as the Washington Mutual Tower is for sale. The tower, built in 1988, is Seattle's second tallest building, and could reportedly sell for more than $500 million. Read more.

September 13, Melbourne

Lend Lease’s 10-story cross-laminated timber (CLT) building, Forté, located in Victoria Harbour, celebrated its topping out last week, Architecture Source reports. This building is slated to be the tallest timber building in the world, according to the builders. Read more.

September 13, Kuala Lumpur

Tradewinds Corp Bhd is moving ahead with plans to demolish Crowne Plaza Mutiara Hotel and Kompleks Antarabangsa in order to make room for the company's Tradewinds skyscraper development. Chairman Tan Sri Megat Najimuddin Megat Khas said demolition work is expected to commence in early 2013. Read more.

September 13, Honolulu

The state of Hawaii has revealed the names of companies vying to construct what could be Hawaii's tallest skyscraper, known as 690 Pohukaina. Forest City Enterprises and Lend Lease have officially submitted bids for the $500 million project. Read more.

September 13, Chicago

Apartment developer Marquette Cos. has agreed to pay partners Equity Residential and Lincoln Property Co. a reported $70.9 million for a 278-unit apartment tower in the South Loop, according to Crain's Chicago Business. Read more.

September 13, Panama City

The 50-story Evolution Tower, a mixed-use building under construction in the center of the city's financial district, announced the acquisition of its major hotel tenant today. W Hotels Worldwide will open its first Central American hotel in the tower when it is completed in 2016. Read more.

September 12, Dubai

Real estate developer Tameer has announced the delivery of Princess Tower, which the CTBUH now officially recognizes as the World's Tallest Residential Building. At 413.4 meters (1,356 feet), the Princess moves past its Dubai neighbor, the 393-meter 23 Marina. Read more.

September 12, Warsaw

Real estate fund management firm Europa Capital has acquired the Twarda Tower office skyscraper in downtown Warsaw from BPT Asset Management. Twarda Tower is located in Warsaw’s central business district and is occupied by Poland's primary telecom company, Telekomunikacja Polska. Read more.

September 12, Architecture Source

An Architecture Source article explores the dichotomy between "slums and skyscrapers" in rapidly growing boom towns arguing that tall buildings can symbolize the gap between the wealthy and the poor. The article focuses on the economic and architectural explosion in Brazil, Russia, India and China. Read more.

September 12, Minsk

The Russian-based company Itera has reportedly built the structural frame for Parus, its high-rise residential complex in the center of Minsk. The building, which may be Belarus’ tallest skyscraper, is scheduled to reach completion in 2013, according to the company's press release. Read more.

September 11, Paris

Moatti-Rivière Architecture Studio has developed a plan to incorporate a series of pavilions within the Eiffel Tower, up to 57 meters (187 feet) above Paris. The new program will transform the original reception and conference rooms into visitor information booths, restaurants, shops, boutiques and other attractions. Read more.

September 11, Prague

A group of LEGO fans in Prague has set a new record for the world’s tallest LEGO Tower record with a 32-meter (106-foot) tall tower. Czech Olympic rowing champion Miroslava Knapkova placed the final block on the tower, which passed Great Britain's previous record holder by 30 centimeters (12 inches). Read more.

September 11, Thane, India

One of the city of Thane's first co-operative housing societies, the 65-year-old Anandashram Colony, will be demolished and its site redeveloped into a mixed use tower. The residents of the "chawl" agreed to move to allow the construction of new 17-story building, according to media reports.  Read more.

September 11, New York

Eleven years after terrorist attacks brought down the twin towers of the World Trade Center, efforts to rebuild the site continue at an uneven pace, slowed by politics, finances and local disputes. But several of the key projects are coming to fruition. Read more.

September 10, New York

A report by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) on the collapse of the World Trade Center after the 9/11 terrorist attacks was supposed to result in safer tall buildings. But a reporter for Foreign Policy Journal argues it hasn’t happened. Read more.

September 7, Toronto

Globe and Mail writer John Mays reports that developers have resurrected Stephen Teeple's Gavsevoort boutique hotel and condominium. The formerly cancelled project, now called Picasso on Richmond, is a completely re-mastered version of the Gavsevoort design. Read more.

September 7, Abu Dhabi

Chicago-based Goettsch Partners (GP) has released its design of a commercial development and tower created for Al Hilal Bank on Abu Dhabi's Al Maryah Island, the financial district formerly known as Sowwah Island. Read more.

September 7, Fairbanks

A 60-year-old Fairbanks residential high-rise, the Polaris Building, has been declared dangerous and unfit for human occupancy. The city has sent a letter to the owner of the 11-story building to begin repairs by March or start tearing it down. Read more.

September 7, Karachi

Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari called upon all city officials to work together to encourage construction of high-rise buildings and reiterated the need for vertical expansion of cities. The President spoke at a meeting focused on construction of high-rise buildings in the country's largest city, Karachi. Read more.

September 6, New York

The Durst Organization, which has developed a reputation for green buildings, won’t seek a LEED rating for its latest residential project in New York, the Wall Street Journal reports. The developer will employ its own “environmental criteria” for the Bjarke Ingels-designed project. Read more.

September 6, Colorado

Jack Cermak, one of the first engineers to use wind tunnels to study the impact of wind on tall buildings, has died. Dr. Cermak consulted on hundreds of projects, including the World Trade Center towers and the Sears Tower (now the Willis Tower). Read more.

September 6, Nairobi

Developers unveiled a 22-story mixed use tower for Nairobi, Kenya's capital. The new KES3.5 billion (USD41.5 million) project, Le Mac, was launched by Mark Properties Limited and will reportedly be the city’s first residential tower. Read more.

September 6, Lima

Mexican firm DCPP Arquitectos' proposes building a 20-story tower in Lima, Peru, featuring extended, concrete-encased, cantilevered pools. Arranged in a zigzagging pattern on the façade, the pools jut out into the air, Architizer reports. Read more.

September 5, London

Kohn Pederson Fox (KPF) has released the design for a 35-story London tower, commissioned by the American insurance firm W. R. Berkley. The company announced its intentions to build the British headquarters in July. Read more.

September 5, Abu Dhabi

The United Arab Emirates government has announced plans to build the world’s biggest gate in its capital, following the tradition established by the world's tallest building, the Burj Khalifa, and the world's tallest residential building, Princess Tower. Read more.

September 5, Dhaka

At a seminar on tall buildings in Bangladesh's capital last week, construction and engineering experts expressed the necessity of building tall in the "land scarce" country. The experts said that soaring land prices, technological advancement and population growth all point to a need to grow taller. Read more.

September 5, Tokyo

Tobu Railway Co. announced that 16.66 million people visited the Tokyo Skytree and the accompanying commercial complex in the first 100 days since their opening. Of that number about 1.62 million have ascended to the 450-meter (1,476-foot) tower’s observation decks. Read more.

September 5, Kathmandu

Structural experts in Nepal's capital gathered at an "Interaction Program for High-rises" this week to discuss the need to assess the sustainability and environmental impacts of high-rises before regulators grant permission for construction. Read more.

September 4, London

Prince Andrew, the Duke of York, made good on a promise today and rappelled down the face of the 306-meter Shard, the tower under construction in London. The Prince and 40 other daredevils made the descent to benefit charity.  Read more.

September 4, Beijing

Construction progress on China Zun, the 528-meter (1,732 foot) tower in Beijing demonstrates the increasing number of skyscrapers appearing in Chinese cities and the large monetary investments made by developers, according one media outlet. Read more.

September 4, St. Petersburg

Construction of Gazprom’s 463-meter (1,520-foot) Lakhta Center complex in St. Petersburg is scheduled to begin in October, according to the head of the subsidiary in charge of the project. Gazprom received permission from the city to build the much-disputed skyscraper complex earlier in August. Read more.

September 4, Chongqing

Crews demolished Chongqing's Three Gorges Hotel and the Chongqing Port passenger terminal last week. Developers plan to build a transportation hub tower on the site, which will serve as a center for the city's tourism, trade and financial businesses. Read more.

August 31, Venice

The top prize at the Venice Biennale went to a project featuring La Torre de David, the abandoned skyscraper that was invaded by squatters. "Squatters" who now live in the unfinished tower structure have created a vibrant community. Read more.

August 31, London

Financial Times has published a pair of articles about China Broad Group, the Chinese company which has announced plans for an 838-meter tall prefabricated tower. The articles include interviews with  company Chairman Zhang Yue and an extensive profile of the company. Read more.

August 31, Osaka

The Abeno Harukas tower, owned by the railway company Kintetsu Corporation, topped out on Thursday. The building, which will be Japan's tallest upon completion, reached the landmark height of 300 meters (984 feet) tall when workers installed an 11-meter (38 foot) steel beam at the top of the structure, according to China Daily. Read more.

August 31, Qatar

Construction Week Qatar hosted a round table discussion in which senior representatives from Tangram, Woods Bagot and WSP debated development challenges and the need for tall towers in Qatar. The USD5.5 billion mixed use Msheireb scheme was identified by the experts as a key future project for the nation. Read more.

August 31, Singapore

Following a pilot initiative to further curb the city's littering problem, the government of Singapore plans to employ surveillance cameras on 100 high-rises within the next three months. Areas found to have "serious littering problems" will be the first to be fitted with the cameras. Read more.

August 30, Burnaby

The City Council of the Canadian city of Burnaby conducted a public hearing Tuesday on a master plan for a development that would include some of the tallest towers in British Columbia. The plan for the Brentwood Town Centre includes 10 residential towers between 20 to 70 stories and two office towers ranging from 30 to 40 stories. Read more.

August 30, Sharjah

In response to the number of serious fire-related incidents in his Emirate, Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Ruler of Sharjah, has issued a resolution establishing a permanent committee for public protection requirements in high-rise buildings. Read more.

August 30, Auckland

The first major new Auckland CBD apartment development in several years has been unveiled by a consortium of Chinese and New Zealander developers. Construction on the NZD250 million project, dubbed SugarTree, is scheduled to begin in 2013. Read more.

August 29, Boston

The Boston Landmarks Commission has unanimously approved the proposed Millennium Tower for downtown Boston. Plans for the tower, which previously incorporated an existing Burnham building into the façade, now specify a completely separate building from the existing 1912 structure. Read more.

August 29, Venice

Although some Venetians have complained about his proposed skyscraper, Pierre Cardin says he is determined to build the tower. The fashion mogul has opened an exhibit featuring the proposed 800-foot tall design at the Venice Biennale. Read more.

August 29, Tokyo

Mitsubishi Estate Co. plans to include a natural "onsen" hot spring hotel in its proposed mixed use tall building development, located in Tokyo's business district. Pumping water from more than 1,500 meters below ground, it will be the first natural hot spring dug in the area, according to the Asahi Shimbun. Read more.

August 29, Botswana

Botswana Minister of Lands and Housing Lebonaamang Mokalake says tall buildings are necessary for his country to combat urban sprawl. He made the announcement this week at the nation's Optimal Utilization of Land forum. Read more.

August 28

World Architecture News is spotlighting the CTBUH in a series of articles on the site’s Eco-in-the-City blog. The articles penned by CTBUH leaders are focusing on sustainability issues, specifically in Asia, as the Council prepares for the CTBUH 9th World Congress in Shanghai. Read more.

August 28, New York

The City Planning Commission of New York has granted approval to a 50-year-old initiative to develop a site of lower Manhattan. The Seward Park Urban Renewal Area (SPURA) plan will transform the underperforming site into a vibrant area of the city, planners say. Read more.

August 28, Da Nang

Archaeologists have found a Cham tower over 1,000 years old in Phong Le village in Vietnam. The height of the original tower is unknown, but the footprint of the structure measures 16 meters by 16 meters, according to local media. Read more.

August 28, Singapore

A high-rise in Singapore is offering buyers "en suite sky garages," a system that uses an elevator to deliver cars right into homeowners' premium living spaces. Instead of the car living in an underground garage, these apartments make cars a focal point, parking them behind a glass wall off the living room. Read more.

August 27, Dubai

Tameer has started handing over apartments in the Elite Residences, a 380-meter tower in Dubai Marina. Earlier this year Tameer topper out the nearby Princess Tower, which is 413-meters, the tallest residential tower in the world. Read more.

August 24, Toronto

The classic photo "Lunch atop a Skyscraper" shows 11 steel workers calmly eating lunch, while sitting on a long girder, framed by the city far below them. The story of this photograph and the construction of New York's iconic skyscrapers is the basis for Men at Lunch, one of the films selected for this year’s Toronto International Film Festival. Read more.

August 24, Smithsonian

Smithsonian Magazine has published an article archiving some of Rem Koolhaas's un-built skyscraper designs. The unrealized designs range from schemes on hold to projects that never progressed past the conceptual stage. Read more.

August 24, Seattle

The Seattle office of developers Wood Partners announced it will soon begin construction on a 27-story, 298-unit high-rise apartment complex in Seattle's Belltown. The Third and Cedar tower will mix a variety of apartment floor plans and configurations including studios, urban and traditional one- and two-bedroom units. Read more.

August 24, New York

The Concrete Industry Foundation Inc. (CIF) will honor renowned structural engineer and CTBUH Fellow Irwin Cantor and builder Charles DeBenedittis, a recipient of the Council’s Lynn S. Beedle award, at the Foundation’s annual awards presentation luncheon on Thursday, October 4th. Read more.

August 23, Mumbai

A city-based group is pushing for the demolition of a 75-story, unfinished building in central Mumbai. The group cites "blatant irregularities," accusing the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) of showing undue favors to the developer, according to local media. Read more.

August 23, Paris

The Eiffel Tower has been ranked by researchers as Europe's most expensive monument, worth an estimated USD546 billion. The 123 year old tower is almost five times more "valuable" than the next monument, the USD114 billion Colosseum, the Daily Mail reports. Read more.

August 23, Tucson

Developer One East LLC is planning to build an USD18 million mixed use high-rise project in Tucson, hoping to capitalize on a planned streetcar line and a significant reduction in tax expenses. One East Broadway will be an office, residential and retail complex, which the developers claim will be unique in the city.
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August 22, St. Petersburg

St. Petersburg officials have reportedly granted approval to Gazprom’s long-delayed Lakhta Centre, a 500-meter (1,640-foot) building on the city's outskirts, according to AFP. Previous attempts to construct the building failed, in part, due to preservation groups' opposition. Read more.

August 22, Ramat Gan

Africa-Israel Investments Ltd. has received approval from the Ramat Gan Local Planning and Building Commission for a 42-story high-rise. If completed, the building could be one of the tallest buildings in the country. Read more.

August 22, Brisbane

Brisbane's newest commercial skyscraper, the fourth largest in the city, officially opened this month, and tenants are moving in. The occasion was marked with the turning on of special strands of 52,000 LED lights which envelope the 54-story high rise. Read more.

August 22, Nashville

An article in The Tennessean on Nashville's future high-rises features Tony Giarratana, a CTBUH City Representative, and his work with the SoBro and 505 CST towers. Mr. Giarratana explains the city's real estate market and its encouraging recovery. Read more.

August 22, Seattle

Construction commenced Tuesday on a 40-story apartment tower in downtown Seattle, across the street from the historic Paramount Theatre. Developer Holland Partner Group expects that the 386-unit, 444-foot tall project at 815 Pine St. will open in late 2014. Read more.

August 21, Linkoping

To combat growing population demands, Swedish designers have developed a Skyscraper Farm concept that would maximize food production with a minimal footprint. The Swedish city of Linkoping has already begun construction on one such facility. Read more.

August 21, London

London Loves Business has produced a list of profiles of the city's future skyscrapers, which promise to create a distinct tall building profile for the city. These buildings include the Boomerang, Columbus Tower and 360 London. Read more.

August 21, Toronto

New video illustrates the experience at EdgeWalk, the attraction at the 1,815-foot (553-meter) CN Tower that allows tourists to feel like they're about to fall off a skyscraper. For USD175, people strap into a harness on a catwalk located just above the observation deck and lean out 116 stories above the earth. Read more.

August 21, Coeur d'Alene

Real estate development firm Austin Lawrence Partners has proposed a 12-story retail and apartment complex in downtown Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. The proposal has drawn protests from neighbors, who are threatening to sue to stop the plan. Read more.

August 20, London

UNESCO has advised London to clamp down on high-rise developments over concerns about historic sites. In the latest salvo in a long-running debate, UNESCO has asked for a “review” of major projects. Read more.

August 20

The Daily Telegraph examines proposals to create “superskyscrapers” to house future populations, including ideas from the practical to the mind-boggling.  Future buildings may reach miles into the sky or tower over oceans, some futurists believe. Read more.