All High-rise Articles

Hoist helps get wheel spinning
Throughout the construction of the world's largest observation wheel an Alimak hoist carried engineers to the hub of the wheel where essential cables and wiring were being installed.
Green giants
Modern high rise buildings are often viewed as iconic statements of a city's wealth and status. The rivalry between nations to have the tallest building is ongoing but a new trend is emerging – the challenge to build the greenest skyscraper. Claire Symes reports.
New WTC design unveiled
Silverstein Properties Inc has unveiled images of the three towers that will complete the redevelopment of the World Trade Centre (WTC) site in, New York, US.
Jacob K Javits Convention Centre design unveiled
UK-based Richard Rogers Partnership has unveiled the first images of its US$ 1.7 billion expansion of the Jacob K Javits Convention Centre in New York, US.
Dubai heights: building the Burj Dubai
The highest building in the world, the Burj Dubai, is currently under construction in the United Arab Emirates. Murray Pollok reports on the complicated arrangement of PEGA construction hoists being used to transport the project's 4000 workers.
Burj Dubai record, rival announced
Dubai-based developer Emaar Properties' Burj Dubai has reached 629 m, making it the world's tallest man-made structure, the developer announced on Monday.
Burj Dubai core reaches 430 m
The Burj Dubai's reinforced-concrete core has now reached the 123rd storey, making the iconic structure just over 430 m high.
Shanghai's SWFC tops out
The Shanghai World Financial Centre (SWFC), Shanghai, China is now the tallest structure in the country.
Dubai plans city from scratch
Netherlands-based Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA) has unveiled images for its masterplan of Waterfront City, Dubai for developer Nakheel.
Siberian eco tower unveiled
UK-based architect Foster – Partners has revealed its designs for an “ecological tower” in Siberia.
Fire stops work at SWFC
A fire at the Shanghai World Financial Center stops work on what will be the world's second-tallest skyscraper.
Tall orders: High rise construction
High-rise towers continue to climb across the globe as potent symbols of emerging nations growing economic power. But how high can they go, and how green are they? Richard High reports.
Construction starts on India Tower
Construction has started on India Tower, a new 301 m high hotel, shopping and residential development designed by Fox and Fowle (FXFOWLE) Architects.
World's greenest office unveiled
International architect Skidmore Owings & Merrill (SOM) has unveiled designs for what it claims will be the world’s greenest office building, Energy +.
Burj Dubai hit by delays
Emaar Properties' Burj Dubai tower is four months behind schedule and may now not be finished by the end of this year as originally planned, the company said in a statement this week.
Warsaw tower unveiled
UK-based Zaha Hadid Architects has unveiled its winning design for the Lilium Tower in Warsaw, Poland.
HOK's mixed-use Ajman tower
HOK has unveiled its designs for a 60 storey mixed–use tower in Ajman, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) for Saudi–based developer Tanmiyat.
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