Today, skyscrapers are an increasingly common sight where land is expensive, as in the centers of big cities, because they provide such a high ratio of rent able floor space per unit area of land. They are built not just for economy of space; like temples and palaces of the past, skyscrapers are considered symbols of a city’s economic power. Not only do they define the skyline, they help to define the city’s identity. Here are 6 examples of amazing ultra new super tall under construction towers.
This beautiful and crazy building is designed to resemble a blossoming flower, Greek architecture firm Petra Architects recently submitted “Blossoming Dubai” to the Zaabeel Park Tall Emblem Structure Competition. Main building access is on the ground floor and through the two symmetrical structures located on each side of the tower’s base. one of the structures houses the children’s library while providing (through skylights) an excellent view of the tower above. the children have the chance to use both the enclosed library as well as part of the park outside. The conference rooms are located on the lower ground floor offering a more controlled environment. All this area is flooded with natural light from skylight-like holes on the ground above while framing views of the tower. The building’s cafeteria is located 135 meters above ground and provides a 360 degree view of dubai and the surrounding zaabeel park. there are also two staircases connecting the cafeteria level with the viewing platform above providing a connection between the two.
2.Dancing Towers, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
One exceptional masterpiece after another is coming off the drawing board in Dubai. We have previously told you about Dubai Sports City and the Cube. This time, it is the Dancing Towers. The Dancing Towers development consist of three interlinked towers designed by Zaha Hadid. The three towers will be the centerpiece in the Business Bay Development in Dubai and will be containing offices, apartments and hotels. The project was first unveiled to the public in June 2006 at a Zaha Hadid exhibition in the Guggenheim Museum in New York. At the time of the launch the name for the project was Dancing Towers; however, this has now been changed to Signature Tower & Dubai Financial Market Development.
3.Crazy Tower With Fingers, Costa Rica, Republic of Costa Rica
This mixed use tower in Costa Rica is by Spanish firm Moho Architects, will be a new landmark, providing crucial amenities for the city, sheltered from the local climate. the concept is driven by a progressive environmental strategy that is expected to establish new benchmarks for the region. The tower splits and creases independently as it rises into the sky. This ‘head split’ configuration, permits natural lighting, while sky courts filled with vegetation punctuate at intervals the tower and mitigate the hot climate, which also can be resembled with fingers. The 25-story building will be used for both commercial and retail facilities and will feature, offices, conference rooms, a hotel and casino, and a restaurant that offers panoramic views over the city. The project was expected to be completed in 2012.
4. Kobra Towers, Kuwait, Kuwait
The Kuwait Cobra Tower or Burj Cobra is a concept generated by a CGI firm(CDI Gulf International). The tower is supposed to rotate to give a cool spiral effect. There are questions like ”How will the elevator work?” so and so forth. Expert says they will use air pressured tubes instead. That’s what new-age design is suppose to do, blend creativity with utility. The news that this was an actual project to be started in 2008 near gulf street remains dormant, without concrete follow ups! Some sites even post this shot while claiming the building exists and is used by the company Infosys. It does not, and it is actually not much more than a computer generated concept at the moment, without any plans to actually go for a detailed design, let alone construction.
5. Lilium Tower by Zaha Hadid, Warsaw, Poland
The proposed addition to the Warsaw skyline is a light, transparent structure with a strong sense of identity and character. Rising to a height of 240 meters, the tower’s slender form complements the Palace of Culture and other towers in the vicinity, creating its own distinctive profi le within an emerging cluster of tall buildings. With a gross area of 101,205m2 the tower comprises of 72,027m2 of leasable area; consisting of luxury residential apartments and an apartment hotel.
6. The Shanghai Tower, Shanghai, China
Financial apocalypse be damned! The Shanghai Tower, set to reach a whopping 632 meters by the time it’s completed, broke ground over the weekend. With its zenith a full 140 meters higher than the Mori Building (currently the world’s highest observatory), it’ll grab the honors of the tallest building in China. The Shanghai Tower is organized as nine cylindrical buildings stacked one on top of the other with a double-skinned layer on the outside. The outside layer is triangular shaped and swivels as it reaches upwards. Designed by San Francisco-firm Gensler, the tower plans on accommodating offices, a luxury hotel, nine sky-gardens and various retail and cultural venues, as well as a new Shanghai Metro stop.
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