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1. Aqua,USA (website)

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From a distance this skyscraper, to be completed in 2009 in Chicago,
will seem quite traditional. it’ll only be when you get close and look up
that you can appreciate the ripple/jelly effect created by variously
sized balconies from top to bottom.

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2. Chicago spire, USA (website)

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The phenomenal Chicago spire, when completed in 2010, will be
the world’s tallest residential building and the tallest building of
any kind in the western world. seemingly modelled on the image
of a giant drill poking through the ground, the 609m structure will
dominate the chicago skyline.

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3. CCTV headquarters, China (website)

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At a modest 234m the cctv building isn’t going to stand out
from a distance. however the design and shape is a crowdstopper to say
the least and will be another incredible addition to beijing’s skyline in time
for the 2008 olympics. the shape, described as a ‘z criss-cross’ results in a
very high, seemingly unsupported corner at the front. let’s hope there’s a
glass floor up there.

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4. Regatta hotel, Jakarta (website)

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Taking on a nautical theme, the developers say the 10 smaller
towers represent sailing boats whilst the larger building is ‘the lighthouse’.
It’s the lighthouse that steals the show for me, possibly the most incredible
looking structure i’ve seen for a long time.

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5. Residence antilia, India (website)

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construction has begun on residence antilia despite opposition
from those who see it as an ‘excessive’ design in a city where more than 65%
of the population live in slums. politics aside and after you recover from the
initial shock of seeing a skyscraper that resembles an ikea cd rack, the building
actually looks like it may succeed as a stunning, unique, green
piece of architecture.

6. Russia tower, Russia (website)

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Topped with an observation deck over the city of Moscow,
Russia tower will become the tallest building in europe when completed
in 2012 and twice the height of the eiffel tower. Construction has already
started on this angular beast which was designed by foster & partners,
also responsible for the gherkin and spaceport america, currently in development.

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7. Penang global city centre, Malaysia (website)

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Following months of speculation and sturdy opposition,
This humungous project is in the final stages of approval and
apparently construction will start very soon. even so, due
to the size of the plan it will take at least 15 years to complete.
Resembling a sci-fi city, the area will be crowned by 2 x 200m
towers and completely transform the small island of penang.

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8. Gazprom headquarters, Russia (website)

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This gigantic, 300m tall glass flame of a building will house the
Gazprom headquarters in st. petersburg, dwarfing all structures
in its vicinity. it will apparently change colour up to 10 times
per day depending on the position of the sun. The building has
already been nicknamed ‘corn on the cob’ by unhappy locals.

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9. Burj Dubai, Dubai (website)

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This is the big one. when completed next year it will be the tallest man-made
structure in the world and the tallest building by a long shot with a
predicted height of 818m. note: currently the tallest building on earth, excluding
an antenna, is taipei 101 in taiwan which stands at 509m.
The photo below is the building’s current state: the skyscrapers
below the Burj Dubai used to look tall.

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The swiss air has associations with london hotels as well as miami condos and a few austin motels.

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4 Comments

  1. meters? It’d be nice if the heights were given in both metric and US Customary, especially for the building that are located in the US.

  2. burj dubai will have a new competitor i guess , crystal island of Moscow

  3. i like big buildings

  4. Revolutionary designs. Loving all the spirals and curves in the buildings.

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