Despite being famous for its curvy addition to London’s skyline, there’s actually only one piece of curved glass in the Gherkin - the cap on the top.
How many days (answer here) do you think it would take to build this huge skyscraper?
Erik Bernhardsson on China’s plans to build a skyscraper in just 90 days
In 1980 Shanghai had no skyscrapers. It now has at least 4,000 — more than twice as many as New York.
According to early design images leaked online, this rental tower in Toronto will have 580 suites with 580 bicycle parking spaces, but no car parking as it’s located right next to a subway station.
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The projected world’s tallest 20 skyscrapers in the year 2020
Josh Leon imagines our vertical future.
As Eastern cities stretch higher and higher, the West has a bit of obsession with protecting skylines (read all about it on This Big City). Should we have height restrictions, or cities our cities be allowed to freely evolve?
Should we just keep building upwards? Read about our vertical future on This Big City.
London’s 30 St Mary Axe, or the Gherkin as it is affectionately known, creeps into view down one of east London’s side streets.
By Joe Peach
As a 610 metre tall twisted metal lattice, China’s Guangzhou TV Tower is a frighteningly - and unsurprisingly - complex building. Each of its 1,104 metal joints are different, and its foundation contains 600 electronic sensors embedded into it to monitor movement. Despite this, the restaurant on the upper level does not serve soup as the liquid’s movement alerts diners to the gentle sway of the building.
By Joe Peach