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69 Serious Skyscrapers

From Air-Cleaning Algae Towers to Hovering Ecotopias

— July 16, 2010 — Eco
There’s something about skyscrapers, even though they’re man-made, that grounds us. The designs of a city center’s monstrous towers aren’t simply vertical rectangles; architects are becoming more and more creative with their skyscraping designs. From air-cleaning algae towers to hovering ecotopias, these are some serious skyscrapers.

Implications - The skyscraper is a symbol of metropolitan living and lavish city life. The reason why these immense structures have transcended the realm of simple buildings and into modern-day symbols is because of the glamorization of the fast-paced urban life. Today's youth leaves their parents' home earlier than ever before, usually to live in the city, which is something companies and capitalize on by offering something to enhance the lifestyle.
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Stapled Metropolises
Stapled Metropolises
Peter Root's 'Ephemicropolis' Creation is a Cityscape Wonder
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Skyscraper Sandwich Shops
Skyscraper Sandwich Shops
The World Trade Center Subway Takes $5 Footlongs to New Heights
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Angelic Skyscrapers
Angelic Skyscrapers
The Ritz Carlton and JW Mariott Development in Los Angeles
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Solid Gold Skyscrapers
Solid Gold Skyscrapers
This Tiny Tokyo Tower Celebrates Building's 50th Birthday
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Wireless Mesh Phone Networks for Skyscrapers
Wireless Mesh Phone Networks for Skyscrapers
Burj Dubai Gets Firetide Mesh
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Luxury High Rises in Russia
Luxury High Rises in Russia
Moscow's City Of Capitals
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Sky-High Slammers
Sky-High Slammers
The Vertical Prison by Chow Khoon Toong, Ong Tien Yee & Beh Ssi Cze
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The Flame of Gazprom
The Flame of Gazprom
400m High (Controvercial) Skyscraper in St. Petersburg
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Stacked Ring Skyscrapers
Stacked Ring Skyscrapers
‘Tokyo Mode' by Prop Studio is a Death-Defying Proposed Fashi
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Humbling City-Scapes
Humbling City-Scapes
David Terrazas Brings Architectural Achievement Back Down to Earth
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Spanish Skyscraper Hotels
Spanish Skyscraper Hotels
The ME in Barcelona
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LEED Gold Skyscrapers
LEED Gold Skyscrapers
Tallest Building in South America Set to Debut in 2012
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Triplet Skyscrapers
Triplet Skyscrapers
De Rotterdam Set to be Biggest Building in Netherlands
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Invisible Office Spaces
Invisible Office Spaces
Oslo's Skyline Gets Crystalized With Project 'Crystal Clear'
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25ft House of Cards
25ft House of Cards
Bryan Berg Sets New Record
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Green Skyscraper Upgrades
Green Skyscraper Upgrades
Taipei 101 To Become World's Tallest Eco-Friendly Building
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Water-Saving Condos
Water-Saving Condos
The Rain Collector Skyscraper Ensures We'll Never Go Thirsty
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Bahrain World Trade Center
Bahrain World Trade Center
Integrated Wind Turbines
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Skyscraper Escape Pods
Skyscraper Escape Pods
The Escape Rescue System is a Lifeboat for High-Rises
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Jenga Block Skyscrapers
Jenga Block Skyscrapers
Wave-Like 'Mixed Use' Tower in Spain is a Centre of Sustainability
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Sustainable Skyscraper Retrofits
Sustainable Skyscraper Retrofits
Empire State Building to Receive King Kong Size Upgrade
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Revolutionary Design Ideas
Revolutionary Design Ideas
10 Products that Rotate
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Global Warming Hourglasses
Global Warming Hourglasses
Ferdi Rizkiyanto Print Campaign Warns We're Almost Out of Time
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Women-Only Skyscrapers
Women-Only Skyscrapers
Eve's Tower in Dubai
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Cocooned Architecture
Cocooned Architecture
The Nested Skyscraper is the World's Strongest Building
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Controversial Landmark Architecture
Controversial Landmark Architecture
New York Flat Iron to Be Turned Into World Class Hotel
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Solar Powered Skyscraper
Solar Powered Skyscraper
The Time Residences Tower
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The Burj Dubai Becomes the World's Tallest Building
The Burj Dubai Becomes the World's Tallest Building
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Eco Skyscraper Makeovers
Eco Skyscraper Makeovers
Sears Tower Gets Greener
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Air-Filtering Architecture
Air-Filtering Architecture
The 'CO2 Scraper' is a Carbon-Positive Creation for High-Pollution Area
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Crystal Spire Skyscrapers
Crystal Spire Skyscrapers
R432 from Rojkind Arquitectos is a One-of-a-Kind High-Rise
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Sustainable Solar Skyscrapers
Sustainable Solar Skyscrapers
The Eco-Tower Building Has a Natural Ventilation System
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Pasta Skyscrapers
Pasta Skyscrapers
Innovative Spaghetti Packaging by Ben Thorpe & Alex Creamer
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Digital Cloud Skyscrapers
Digital Cloud Skyscrapers
Design Act Captures the Spirit of Singapore for 2010 World Expo
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Subaquatic Skyscrapers
Subaquatic Skyscrapers
The Zigloo 'Gyre' is a Floating Eco-Development
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Green Skyscrapers
Green Skyscrapers
Chicago Clean Technology Tower
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ECOnic Skyscrapers
ECOnic Skyscrapers
Rodderham City Tower by Monolab is a Green Status Statement
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Super-Slim Skyscrapers
Super-Slim Skyscrapers
The Met Residence Wins World's Best Housing Development Award
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Air-Cleaning Algae Towers
Air-Cleaning Algae Towers
The City Respiration Skyscraper Can Eliminate Pollution in Just 2 Weeks
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Water-Purifying Skyscrapers
Water-Purifying Skyscrapers
The Jakarta Skyscraper Cleans up Flooded Slums
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The Lighthouse
The Lighthouse
Green Skyscraper Combines Wind Turbines and Solar Panels
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Urinal Shaped Towers
Urinal Shaped Towers
Swedish Swan Skyscraper Proves City Overflows With Pride
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Stacked Crate Skyscrapers
Stacked Crate Skyscrapers
The Lotto Turm in Stuttgart is Made of 55 Shipping Containers
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Absolute Tallest Building
Absolute Tallest Building
Hyder Consulting's 5,250 Ft Structure
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Vertical Farming
Vertical Farming
Skyscraper Farms to Combat Global Warming
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Skyscraper Cities
Skyscraper Cities
Joanna Borek-Clement's Sky-Terra Towers Mimic Neuron Cells
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Skyscraper Competition
Skyscraper Competition
eVolo Symbiotic Interlock Vertically Interconnected City
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Green Indian Skyscrapers
Green Indian Skyscrapers
Eco Architecture For More Sustainable Towers in Mumbai
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Evolved Ecotecture
Evolved Ecotecture
Zuidkas Sustainable Skyscraper Helps Prepare for the Future
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Hovering Ecotopias
Hovering Ecotopias
The Shimizu Corporation Green Float Cities are Completely Self-Sufficient
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Organic Skyscrapers
Organic Skyscrapers
Food Growing, Energy Producing Harvest Green Tower
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Desert Skyscraper Hotels
Desert Skyscraper Hotels
The Stone Towers in Cairo, Egypt by Zaha Hadid Are a Cool Oasis
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Circular Super Structures
Circular Super Structures
Cuting Edge Designs That Run Circles Around Conventional Arcitecture
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KM Tall Skyscraper in Kuwait
KM Tall Skyscraper in Kuwait
Burj Mubarak Al-Kabir To Be World's Tallest
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Architecture of Olympic Proportions
Architecture of Olympic Proportions
China's Top 10 Remarkable New Buildings (GALLERY)
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Vertical Farming (Part III)
Vertical Farming (Part III)
Toronto Sky Farm
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Indoor City 2
Indoor City 2
Crystal Island in Moscow
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Asymmetrically Stacked Skyscrapers
Asymmetrically Stacked Skyscrapers
The Urban Forest by Mad Architects in Chongqing, China
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Sustainable Spiral Skyscrapers
Sustainable Spiral Skyscrapers
The Edgar Street Towers Feature Bio-Filtration
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Skyscraper Greenhouses
Skyscraper Greenhouses
Futuristic Farming in Dubai's Seawater Vertical Tower
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High-Rise Parks
High-Rise Parks
Vertical City in Mexico City Designed to Help Reduce Smog
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Flowering Architecture
Flowering Architecture
Budding Eco Building Breathes Life Into Chilean City With Green Wall
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Eco Intelligent Skyscrapers
Eco Intelligent Skyscrapers
Moving Buildings Will be the Future of Mangal City by Chimera
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Mile-High Eco-Tower
Mile-High Eco-Tower
500 Floor London Building
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7 Star Dubai Hotel
7 Star Dubai Hotel
Luxury Living In A Funnel
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Pop-Up Campgrounds
Pop-Up Campgrounds
Import.Export's Skyscraper-Like 'Urban Camping' Structure
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Rotating Skyscrapers
Rotating Skyscrapers
Mexico's New Twin Towers
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Personal Green Skyscrapers
Personal Green Skyscrapers
The 60 Story Antilia House
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First Skyscraper in Paris
First Skyscraper in Paris
The Delanoe Tower
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