Building Supertall

Insight, 16. March 2015
By: John Hill

Ten supertall towers recently competed or under construction

Last year saw the most supertall (300 meters or higher) skyscrapers built than in any year (11 of them), most significantly One World Trade Center in Lower Manhattan. World-Architects is taking a look at it and nine other supertalls under construction.

The ten supertalls we've compiled snapshots on are not a comprehensive listing of all 300m+ towers being built. Instead these are towers that we deem as important in some aspect, be it height, location or form. In regards to the latter, there is an apparent predilection for more aerodynamic forms with curves and apertures for wind, indicative of the conditions supertalls must consider as well as considerations of sustainability. It's an exciting time to be a fan of tall buildings.

Click any image to watch the presentation of supertalls as a slideshow.

Image: World Trade Center Abu Dhabi

Rendering: KPF

Rendering: KPF

Rendering: Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture

Rendering: Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture


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