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Nowadays, in cities around the world such as in New York, in Tokyo, in Shanghai, in Dubai etc, structural engineers build skyscrapers for residential as well as business purposes. The design, the evolution of construction and the style of architecture are drawing attention as many of these buildings are seen as “signature” buildings.

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Thursday, 19 November 2015 12:36

The Impressive Al Bahar Towers

There are two very impressive skyscrapers, but not only for their height or design. The twin towers have 145 meters height and 29 floors in Abu Dhabi. They are known as the Al Bahr Towers and they do something really weird, because ... they can avoid the sun!!

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  • Date occured Thursday, 19 November 2015

The 81-storey building in Vietnam is taking shape and it is located on the banks of the Saigon River. The 460-metre-high skyscraper in Ho Chi Minh City is designed by the British architect Atkins.

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  • Date occured Monday, 31 August 2015
Thursday, 06 August 2015 18:06

Skyscraper Inspired By Beyoncé

A 68-storey skyscraper in the central business district of Melbourne, which is "inspired" by ... Beyonce, is taking shape.

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  • Date occured Thursday, 06 August 2015
Monday, 27 July 2015 02:06

WTC Awarded 2015 Best Tall Building

One World Trade Center (WTC) was awarded the 2015 Best Tall Building Award for the U.S. from The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH). WSP, a global engineering and professional services organization, served as structural engineer for the 104-story office tower on behalf of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.

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Construction has started on one of Manhattans newest skyscrapers. Located at 53 W. 53rd St. the MoMA Tower, designed by French architect Jean Nouvel, is to be completed sometime in 2018. Featuring a tapered profile with a roofline staggered across three irregular levels, the 1050-foot tall (82-storey) structure will house 139 apartments and is Nouvel’s first skyscraper in NYC. The tower will also have new public gallery spaces on the second, fourth and fifth floors, into which the neighboring Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) will expand its galleries.

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  • Date occured Friday, 29 May 2015

At 270-feet and €60M plans for the world’s tallest wooden structure, to be built next year, have been unveiled. Designed by Rudiger Lainer and Partner the wooden skyscraper will be built in the Seestadt Aspern area of Vienna, Austria and will house apartments, a hotel, restaurants and offices. It is expected that 76% of the building will be made from wood, which will save roughly 2,800 tonnes of CO2 emissions when compared to an equivalent concrete structure.

After a six-year delay due to the financial crisis, Foggo Associates has decided to move forward with their structure at 60-70 St. Mary Axe. The skyscraper, which many say looks like a can of ham, will join the Gherkin and the Cheesegrater and further enhance London’s claim to most hunger-inducing skyline in the world.  The $150 million building will be home to 24 stories of office and retail space.

The ten-foot thick foundation mat for Comcast’s new Innovation and Technology Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania was successfully poured on Saturday. Concrete contractor B. Pietrini & Sons started pouring the foundation around 1 a.m on Saturday and finished roughly twelve hours later. The contractor coordinated 50 concrete trucks making over 400 deliveries to the jobsite on Saturday morning making the building’s foundation one of the largest concrete pours in Philadelphia history.

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  • Date occured Monday, 15 December 2014

While One World Trade Center in New York tops the list of the tallest buildings in the western hemisphere, it also holds another distinction it is probably not so proud of: the world’s most expensive skyscraper. Buildings Analyst Emporis recently released a list of the top ten costliest skyscrapers in history. The $3.9 billion One World Trade Center tops the list followed by the $1.9 billion Pallazo in Las Vegas and the $1.9 billion The Shard in London. In fifth place is the world’s tallest building, the Burj Khalifa. The $1 billion Bank of America building in New York is North America’s third representative on the list.

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  • Date occured Friday, 05 December 2014
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