Global architecture firm Gensler has proposed a 96-storey office tower in Midtown Manhattan, which will become the city’s second tallest skyscraper if it gets approval. Named Tower Fifth, the skyscraper is intended to be built on a plot along Fifth Avenue, between 51st and 52nd streets. Climbing 1,556 feet (519 metres) above Manhattan, it would […]
The Australian Smart Skyscrapers Summit is an inaugural event that will premiere in Melbourne in March 2017. Looking at sky-high towers, high and medium-rise construction and design, the Summit brings together world leaders in architecture, engineering, urban planning and construction. With a wide range of international and local speakers, case studies in both the Australian […]
“I am sure that as a woman I can do a very good skyscraper,” said the late Hadid, whose work remains a force of creative inspiration in a masculine domain. While high-rise was an important sector for the startchitect, many of her designs don’t look exactly like typical high-rises. This week begins an online architectural retrospective series on Hadid which originally appeared in AR145 – Future.
'The skyscraper is a machine that makes land pay,’ according to Cass Gilbert, the architect of the Woolworth Building in 1913 – an early New York City skyscraper. Clare Snowden investigates this theory and how all types of buildings are devices for generating revenue from once idle plots of pasture.