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100 Sensational Skyscraper Structures

From Eco Urban Architecture to Botanical Tower Designs

— August 27, 2014 — Art & Design
From tech-integrated architecture pieces to sustainable structures, these skyscrapers defy tradition with their bold and innovative designs.

For decades, skyscrapers have been an architectural feat for many and have been getting taller, more elaborate and in recent years, more eco-friendly. This list of skyscraper structures is set to impress design enthusiasts who are looking to the future and aiming to make dreams into a reality.

Standouts from this list of architectural examples include the City Respiration Skyscraper concept by Pavlína Doležalová and Jan Smékal. The architecture piece can clean air within its urban environment and is able to potentially eliminate pollution in just two weeks.

Another great example from the list is Mexico's Tezozomoc and Xochimilco twin towers concept. This set of buildings is designed by Vasquez and Wedeles Architects and features rotating elements.
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Street Mapped Skyscrapers
Street Mapped Skyscrapers
Google Recently Mapped Burj Khalifa in Dubai Using a Backpack Device
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Continuously Curved Towers
Continuously Curved Towers
All Design is Set to Build Heliport Heights in London
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Isolated Island Skyscrapers
Isolated Island Skyscrapers
The 'Shenzhen Bay Super City' by UNIT is Futuristic
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Gift-Wrapped Skyscrapers
Gift-Wrapped Skyscrapers
Shinjuki, Japan Topshop Gets Gifted for a Passerby Promotion
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Slender Multipurpose Skyscrapers
Slender Multipurpose Skyscrapers
New York Tomorrow Pictures a Space for Many Uses
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Seamless Green Skyscrapers
Seamless Green Skyscrapers
SCDA Architecture Creates the 'Skyterrace@Dawson'
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Sky-Piercing Skyscraper Trains
Sky-Piercing Skyscraper Trains
British Designers Introduce the Hyper-Speed Vertical Train
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Revolving Skyscraper Galleries
Revolving Skyscraper Galleries
Rotating Fashion Museum Offers an Exciting Visual Experience
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Contrasting Crucifix Skyscrapers
Contrasting Crucifix Skyscrapers
The King Edward Tower by Maurice Shapero Boasts Religious Aspects
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Scaly Silver Skyscrapers
Scaly Silver Skyscrapers
Addis Ababa United Bank Pierces the Clouds with Sharp Squamous Cladding
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Greek Goddess Skyscrapers
Greek Goddess Skyscrapers
Vasily Klyukin Uses Ancient Goddess Nike for Inspiration
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Recycled Waste Skyscrapers
Recycled Waste Skyscrapers
This Concept Skyscraper Will Be Built Using Residents' Recycled Waste
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Skyline-Redefining Towers
Skyline-Redefining Towers
HWKN and Handel Architects Are Building New Jersey's Tallest Building
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Irregular Facade Towers
Irregular Facade Towers
KPF is Set to Build a Mixed-Use Structure in London
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Trailblazing Swedish Skyscrapers
Trailblazing Swedish Skyscrapers
'Pole Star' Will Be the Tallest Building in Scandinavia
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Purifying Environmental Towers
Purifying Environmental Towers
The Phoenix Towers are Impressive yet Functional
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Sculptural Swedish Skyscrapers
Sculptural Swedish Skyscrapers
The Polestar Tower Reaches Dramatic New Heights for Gothenburg
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Stacked Cube Skyscrapers
Stacked Cube Skyscrapers
Tammo Prinz Invents a Tetris-Like Architectural Design
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City-Containing Skyscrapers
City-Containing Skyscrapers
The 'Car and Shell Skyscraper' Concept Contains a Whole Neighborhood
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Cascading Cylindrical Towers
Cascading Cylindrical Towers
The Swiss Studio Designed a Skyscraper Inspired by Organized Chaos
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Squared-Off Skyscrapers
Squared-Off Skyscrapers
The Eco-Friendly Urban Tree by Geotectura is a Real-Life Jenga Building
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Rocket-Launching Skyscrapers
Rocket-Launching Skyscrapers
Neal Stephenson's Conceptual Sci-Fi Building Proposes Rocket Launches
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Fishy Chinese Skyscrapers
Fishy Chinese Skyscrapers
These Fish-Shaped Skyscraper Was Designed by the RMJM Architecture Firm
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Lace-Swathed Skyscrapers
Lace-Swathed Skyscrapers
The Burj Doha is Cloaked in an Exquisite Lattice of Ionic Islamic Designs
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Super-Tall Spaceship Structures
Super-Tall Spaceship Structures
The CTF Tianjin Tower by Skidmore, Owings and Merrill is Huge
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Suburban Skyscrapers
Suburban Skyscrapers
Skyburbs Brings Front Yards and Picket Fences to the City
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Stacked Stone Structures
Stacked Stone Structures
The Nunavut Tower by rzlbd is a Primeval Rocky Vertical Shelter
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Rainforest Protection Skyscrapers
Rainforest Protection Skyscrapers
The Rainforest Guardian is Proposed to Protect the Amazon
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Luxury High Rises in Russia
Luxury High Rises in Russia
Moscow's City Of Capitals
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Pulsating Skyscrapers
Pulsating Skyscrapers
Art Basel Hong Kong Hosts the Alpha Pulse by Carsten Nicolai
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Distorted Cuboid Skyscrapers
Distorted Cuboid Skyscrapers
Gehry’s 150 Meter Skyscraper Will Become Berlin’s Tallest
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Star-Shaped Skyscrapers
Star-Shaped Skyscrapers
‘Taiwan Tower' has a Built-In Wind Turbine at Its Tip
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Wooden Skyscrapers
Wooden Skyscrapers
The Cree Wooden Tower Would Be the World's Tallest Wooden Building
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Sky-High Urban Gardens
Sky-High Urban Gardens
Block H is a Slice of Nature Set in the Heart of Seoul's Business District
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Automobile Skyscrapers
Automobile Skyscrapers
The TurmFahrt Takes You to an Amazing World Of Cars
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Scintillating Skyscrapers
Scintillating Skyscrapers
The Brilliant Diamond Tower for NYC is Powered by the Sun and Wind
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Gleaming Golden Skyscrapers
Gleaming Golden Skyscrapers
Donald Trump is Planning to Build a Golden Trump Tower in Mumbai
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Garden-Glazed Skyscrapers
Garden-Glazed Skyscrapers
Murphy and Jahn Design the Pentominium for the Yongsan District in Seoul
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Jaggedly Geometric Buildings
Jaggedly Geometric Buildings
The Solar Carve Tower Has a Striking Faceted Facade
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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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Sustainable Skyscrapers
Sustainable Skyscrapers
The Deloitte Centre is New Zealand's Greenest High Rise
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Community-Connecting Eco Skyscrapers
Community-Connecting Eco Skyscrapers
The Skyvillage Connects Communities and Cleans Up Pollution
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Anorexic Twin Towers
Anorexic Twin Towers
The Taiwan Towers Showcase the Past, Present, and Future of Taiwan
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Water-Saving Condos
Water-Saving Condos
The Rain Collector Skyscraper Ensures We'll Never Go Thirsty
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Lime Green Skyscrapers
Lime Green Skyscrapers
Stefano Boeri Architects 'Solid Waves' Design is Uniquely Eco-Friendly
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Tetris-Inspired Banks
Tetris-Inspired Banks
Atelier Hapsitus Designs a Gamer Remodel for the BLC Bank in Beirut
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Eco-African High-Rises
Eco-African High-Rises
Makeka Design Laboratory Designs a Sustainable Skyscraper for Cape Town
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Twisting Sculptural Skyscrapers
Twisting Sculptural Skyscrapers
SOM Has Been Commissioned to Build a Tower in Gothenburg
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Recycled Slum Skyscrapers
Recycled Slum Skyscrapers
The Tomorrow Skyscraper is Designed to Make Slum Life Safer
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Billion-Dollar Abodes
Billion-Dollar Abodes
Mukesh Ambani Dashes All Hope for Neighbors to Enjoy a Sunny Day
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V-Shaped Skyscrapers
V-Shaped Skyscrapers
The VietinBank Business Centre Boasts an Energy Efficient Design
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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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Unconventional Timber High Rises
Unconventional Timber High Rises
The Wooden Skyscraper Proposal Could Change Stockholm's Skyline
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Water-Purifying Skyscrapers
Water-Purifying Skyscrapers
Chilean Students Design a Highrise to Filter the Mapocho River
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Lotus-Inspired Concept Buildings
Lotus-Inspired Concept Buildings
The Rainforest Guardian Skyscraper Hopes to Save the Amazon
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Women-Only Skyscrapers
Women-Only Skyscrapers
Eve's Tower in Dubai
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Portable Skyscrapers
Portable Skyscrapers
The Transient Response System is a Mobile Emergency Shelter
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Mirrored Eco Skyscrapers
Mirrored Eco Skyscrapers
Bluarch's Entropic Inhabitation is a Mean Green Residential Tower
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Leaning Triangular Towers
Leaning Triangular Towers
The Porocity Concept Receives Honorable Mention in the Evolo Competition
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Missile-Shaped Mega Towers
Missile-Shaped Mega Towers
The Lotte Super Tower Will Be the Tallest Building in Asia
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Building Block Skyscrapers
Building Block Skyscrapers
Hans Hollein's SBF Tower is Precariously Original
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Spiral Skyscraper Concepts
Spiral Skyscraper Concepts
The 'Endless City in Height' Concept Building Spirals Into the Sky
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Subtle Twin Skyscrapers
Subtle Twin Skyscrapers
Two Towers by MA2 Architecture Complement the Skyline of Shenzhen
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'Swiss Family Robinson' Zoos
'Swiss Family Robinson' Zoos
The 'Eco-Cliff' Zoo for the Buenos Aires Vertical Zoo Competition
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Isosceles Skyscrapers
Isosceles Skyscrapers
Josephine Turner's 'Bangaroo Sky Village' Isn't for Squares
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Topsy Turvy Architecture
Topsy Turvy Architecture
The MAD Urban Forest Combines Nature With Urban City Life
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Giant Eco Skyscrapers
Giant Eco Skyscrapers
Dubai's Blooming Tower Collects Water to Generate Energy
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Metal-Encased Skyscrapers
Metal-Encased Skyscrapers
The M9D4 Apartments by Architectures Anne Démians Filter Urban Spac
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Glowing Invisible Skyscrapers
Glowing Invisible Skyscrapers
Korea's 'Cheongna City Tower' Will Blend with the Sky
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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 Twin Towers
Sustainable Twin Towers
Vikas Pawar Designs an Eco-Friendly Set of Towers for Northern India
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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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Otherworldly Eroding Architecture
Otherworldly Eroding Architecture
The Oxymoron Skyscraper Explores the Paradox of Solidity
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Sinuous Vertical Skyscrapers
Sinuous Vertical Skyscrapers
Intricate Density Tower Was Conceived Through Inverted Urban Planning
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ECOnic Skyscrapers
ECOnic Skyscrapers
Rodderham City Tower by Monolab is a Green Status Statement
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Spiritually Intricate Skyscrapers
Spiritually Intricate Skyscrapers
The Namaste Tower by Atkins Design Studio is Inspired by Hands
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Sustainable Urban Skyscrapers
Sustainable Urban Skyscrapers
‘New York by Gehry' is a Massive Residential Eco Tower
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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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Floating Agricultural Towers
Floating Agricultural Towers
JAPA's Vertical Farm System Offers a Local Food Solution to Singapore
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Phallic-Shaped Skyscrapers
Phallic-Shaped Skyscrapers
The Headquarters for People's Daily Newspaper is Sexually Suggestive
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Mobile High-Rises
Mobile High-Rises
These Economy-Sized Portable Condos Can be Transported
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Cracked High Rises
Cracked High Rises
Massimiliano & Doriana Fuksas Design a Split Skyscraper for Shenzhen, China
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Sustainable Skyscraper Farms
Sustainable Skyscraper Farms
The Bio-Diversity Project Recycles Garbage into Edible Crops
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Perforated Skyscrapers
Perforated Skyscrapers
The O-14 Tower by Reiser + Umemoto Sports an Efficient Exoskeleton
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Stunning Razor-Sharp Structures
Stunning Razor-Sharp Structures
‘Dancing Dragons’ is a Gigantic Transparent Building
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Hanging Skyscraper Gardens
Hanging Skyscraper Gardens
HP Skyline 2020 Online Competition Announces Winners
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Sound Sustainability Superstructures
Sound Sustainability Superstructures
Soundscrapers Could Be the Future’s Noise Pollution Sol
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Sustainable Skyscrapers
Sustainable Skyscrapers
Nakheel Tower in Dubai Will Dwarf Other Buildings
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Floating Habitable Structures
Floating Habitable Structures
The Artificial Island Skyscraper Would Withstand Global Warming
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Turbine Mega Towers
Turbine Mega Towers
The Gullwing Twin Wind Towers is Completely Wind-Powered
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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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Scenic Green Skyscrapers
Scenic Green Skyscrapers
'Collage Scape' by Woo-Young is the Future of Urban Landscaping
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Plug-In Condo Complexes
Plug-In Condo Complexes
Mo. Ho. Mobile Housing Allows Your Apartment to Move with You
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Fluid Eco Skyscrapers
Fluid Eco Skyscrapers
Vahan Misakyan's Glistening Self-Sufficient Tower
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Leafy Living Towers
Leafy Living Towers
The Tree of Life Skyscraper Provides a Complete Setting for Human Existence
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Touchscreen Skyrise Apartments
Touchscreen Skyrise Apartments
Monaco's Odeon Tower Will Feature Advance Architecture and Services
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Rotating Skyscrapers
Rotating Skyscrapers
Mexico's New Twin Towers
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