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Experts: COVID-19, Climate Change to Impact Tower Design

Experts: COVID-19, Climate Change to Impact Tower Design

By Elevator World | September 15, 2021

Just as the September 11, 2001, attack on the World Trade Center in NYC prompted significant changes in skyscraper design, the COVID-19 pandemic of the past couple of years and ongoing concerns about climate change are likely to have an impact on new tall buildings over the next 20 years, experts told Dezeen in a recent article.…

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Plans Submitted for Canary Wharf Skyscraper In London

Plans Submitted for Canary Wharf Skyscraper In London

By Elevator World | July 21, 2021

Architectural design firm Maccreanor Lavington revealed designs for a 56-story skyscraper in London’s Canary Wharf, Architects’ Journal reports. Renderings show a bronze-clad building sporting a crown with a thin spire that will light up at night, an element that was Maccreanor Lavington’s response to planning officers’ challenge to design something “distinctive” for the skyline. It will provide…

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Construction Begins on AUD190-Million Melbourne Tower

Construction Begins on AUD190-Million Melbourne Tower

By Elevator World | July 13, 2021

Construction has begun on a 27-story tower at 130 Little Collins, Melbourne, Architecture AU reports. Designed by Cox Architecture, the AUD190-million (US$142-million) structure will include column-free office floorplates from the second to the 27th floor, with a wraparound garden terrace on the eighth floor and a rooftop garden. The tower will also include a first-class lounge with private…

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Design Plans For One Ashley In Tampa Revealed

Design Plans For One Ashley In Tampa Revealed

By Elevator World | July 6, 2021

Two Roads Development is currently in the planning stages for One Ashley, a 37-story mixed-use tower proposed for Downtown Tampa, Florida YIMBY reports. Design firm Arquitectonica with Adache Group Architects has been selected as the architect of record to design the 409-ft-tall structure, which will consist of a mix of residential, hotel and restaurant space. The current…

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"The Vertical Transport of Goods"

“The Vertical Transport of Goods”

By Dr. Lee Gray | May 1, 2021

Examination of a 1932 brochure by U.K. manufacturer Marryat & Scott reveals an early VT industry encounter with modern architecture.

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Kenya Architects Create Green-Building Certification

Kenya Architects Create Green-Building Certification

By Elevator World | April 26, 2021

The Architectural Association of Kenya (AAK) has developed a national green building certification tool aimed at assessing projects regarding their environmental performance, the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat reported on April 19. Dubbed Safari Green Building Index, the ratings system that will be unveiled in August is expected to improve the number of green buildings…

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Big Designs Tower for Chinese Smartphone Maker

BIG Designs Tower for Chinese Smartphone Maker

By Elevator World | April 26, 2021

Chinese smartphone maker OPPO has commissioned Danish architecture studio BIG to design an R&D building named the “O-Tower,” dezeen reported on April 19. Described as being infinity-loop shaped, the 42-story skyscraper is designed to “connect ground to sky in a continuous loop of collaboration.” BIG notes the building’s form aligns with the design aims of OPPO. The circular skyscraper is…

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