Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture's Wuhan Greenland Center might not reach as high into the sky like the Kingdom Tower or the Burj Khalifa, but when it's completed, it will be the world's fourth tallest building, third-tallest in China and ultra sustainable. At 1,988 feet hight with 119 floors, the Wuhan Greenland Center's "tapered body, softly rounded corners and domed top" don't just make the entire structure look slim and sleek, special vents at the edges of its tripod-like "legs" help "reduce wind resistance and vortex action" that usually causes a building to sway.
This isn't the first giant Lego tower we've seen, but I think it's extra cool because most of the builders were Lego's primary customers, kids.
How high does a tower need to reach before it's considered too high? If you think relaxing up on top of the Burj Khalifa's At.mosphere won't give you vertigo, try Saudi Arabia's Kingdom Tower — a structure that will extend one mile upwards — almost twice the height of Dubai's tallest.
56 Leonard Street is a new skyscraper going up in New York City designed by Swiss architecture firm Herzog & de Meuron. Situated in posh Tribeca, the tower cuts an odd silhouette with its jagged edges and apartments that...