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96 Scintillating Skyscraper Finds

From Landmarks to Concepts These Buildings are Grand

— May 3, 2012 — Eco
The skyscraper finds featured here demonstrate just how much these giant structures shape the cities in which they are found. These buildings occupy literally entire blocks; they are hundreds, sometimes thousands of feet tall. Many of these gargantuan structures have more people scurrying about their hallways and offices than the population of quite a few small towns. Given these points, it seems obvious to say that skyscrapers are an essential part of most modern cities. Yet, it is their ubiquitous nature that leaves many to overlook the giant buildings.

There has been a welcome development in recent, high-profile architecture towards ecological sustainability and inspired design. Minimal modernist concepts had their virtues, but giant concrete and steel boxes to little to excite the eyes or imagination. The skyscraper finds featured here demonstrate just out how much these giant structures shape the cities in which they are found.

They occupy literally entire blocks; they are hundreds, sometimes thousands of feet tall. Many of these gargantuan structures have more people scurrying about their hallways and offices than the population of many small towns. Given these points, it seems obvious to say that skyscrapers are an essential part of most modern cities. Yet, their ubiquitous leaves many to overlook them.

There has been a welcome development in recent, high-profile architecture towards ecological sustainability as well as inspired design. Minimal modernist concepts had their virtues but giant concrete and steel boxes to little to excite the eyes or imagination. The adventurous, bold and elegant designs featured here are a welcome edition to the world's cities.
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Zero Carbon Commemorations
Zero Carbon Commemorations
One World Trade Center Will Be the Greenest Structure of Its Size
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Suspended Skylines
Suspended Skylines
Craig Shimala Strings Together Years of Footage of the Chicago Skyline
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Animal Rights Tower Lights
Animal Rights Tower Lights
A Red Empire State Building Creates Awareness for Japan Dolphins
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Gift-Wrapped Skyscrapers
Gift-Wrapped Skyscrapers
Shinjuki, Japan Topshop Gets Gifted for a Passerby Promotion
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Unassuming Street Captures
Unassuming Street Captures
Sarah Pannell Presents Various Facets of the City
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Living Cityscape Street Ads
Living Cityscape Street Ads
The Ron Howard Project Imagin8ion Brings Pictures to Life
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Canopy Creeping Sculptures
Canopy Creeping Sculptures
'Creature' by Frank Havermans Casts Shadowy Effects From the Rooftop
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Digitally Integrated Gametography
Digitally Integrated Gametography
'Pac Manhattan' Takes Over New York's Urban Dwellings
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Monochromatic Metropolis Shoots
Monochromatic Metropolis Shoots
Martin Stavars Evokes Urban Growth in This Series
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Mesmerizing City Photography
Mesmerizing City Photography
The Doug Keyes 'Collective Memory' Project is a Real Doozie
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3D Online Cityscapes
3D Online Cityscapes
Google Earth Unveils Buildings Layer
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Suburban Skyscrapers
Suburban Skyscrapers
Skyburbs Brings Front Yards and Picket Fences to the City
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Solid Gold Skyscrapers
Solid Gold Skyscrapers
This Tiny Tokyo Tower Celebrates Building's 50th Birthday
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Beachside Super-Structures
Beachside Super-Structures
Miami Dade College's Campus Center
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Luxury Desert Oases
Luxury Desert Oases
Dubai's Giant Pearl is the Perfect Companion Piece to the Burj Khalifa
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Angelic Skyscrapers
Angelic Skyscrapers
The Ritz Carlton and JW Mariott Development in Los Angeles
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Mini Cityscapes
Mini Cityscapes
Miniature San Francisco Gets Recreated & Resized Using Recycled Materials
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Lush Cityscape Prizes
Lush Cityscape Prizes
The Green Corners Awards Search for Biodiversity in Urban Landscapes
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Luxury High Rises in Russia
Luxury High Rises in Russia
Moscow's City Of Capitals
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Opulent Chinese New Year
Opulent Chinese New Year
InterContinental Hong Kong Luxury Getaway
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The Flame of Gazprom
The Flame of Gazprom
400m High (Controvercial) Skyscraper in St. Petersburg
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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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Needle-Like Architecture
Needle-Like Architecture
The Wuhan Greenland Center is the Fourth Tallest Building in the World
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Humbling City-Scapes
Humbling City-Scapes
David Terrazas Brings Architectural Achievement Back Down to Earth
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LEED Gold Skyscrapers
LEED Gold Skyscrapers
Tallest Building in South America Set to Debut in 2012
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Skyline Storage Spaces
Skyline Storage Spaces
The Reef Closet by Interlübke Brings the City Indoors
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Cookware CityScapes
Cookware CityScapes
San Francisco by Zhan Wang
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Sustainable Skyscrapers
Sustainable Skyscrapers
The Deloitte Centre is New Zealand's Greenest High Rise
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Eco-Darkening in NYC
Eco-Darkening in NYC
The Big Green Apple Dims Skyscrapers
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Urban Street-Surfer Captures
Urban Street-Surfer Captures
The Romain Laurent L'Horizon Series Makes Waves
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Invisible Office Spaces
Invisible Office Spaces
Oslo's Skyline Gets Crystalized With Project 'Crystal Clear'
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Green Skyscraper Upgrades
Green Skyscraper Upgrades
Taipei 101 To Become World's Tallest Eco-Friendly Building
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Poker Chip Landscapes
Poker Chip Landscapes
Colorful Casinoscape Inspired by Shanghai
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Bahrain World Trade Center
Bahrain World Trade Center
Integrated Wind Turbines
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Crowdsourced City Designs
Crowdsourced City Designs
Nicolas Sarkozy Picks Architects' Brains on Future Paris Cityscape
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Vertigo-Inducing Street Shoots
Vertigo-Inducing Street Shoots
The 'NYC Intersection Series' by Navid Baraty has a Fresh View
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Soaring Cityscape Photography
Soaring Cityscape Photography
The Luna Teifke One Magazine Editorial Features the Big Apple
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Sawtoothed Skyline Architecture
Sawtoothed Skyline Architecture
(RE)Configured-Assemblage Rebuilds the City with Recycled Metal
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Self-Cleaning Glass
Self-Cleaning Glass
Window with Built-in Squeegee
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Water-Purifying Skyscrapers
Water-Purifying Skyscrapers
Chilean Students Design a Highrise to Filter the Mapocho River
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Projected Cityscape Photography
Projected Cityscape Photography
The Eight Love Songs Editorial is Quite Original
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Portable Skyscrapers
Portable Skyscrapers
The Transient Response System is a Mobile Emergency Shelter
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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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Hilly Geometric Buildings
Hilly Geometric Buildings
'Magic Mountains' is a Green Business District in China
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Sky-High Rooftop Gardens
Sky-High Rooftop Gardens
This Oasis Skyscraper Won the Taiwan Tower Competition
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Subtle Twin Skyscrapers
Subtle Twin Skyscrapers
Two Towers by MA2 Architecture Complement the Skyline of Shenzhen
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Sound-Wave Skyline Ads
Sound-Wave Skyline Ads
These 3M Noise Cancelling Headphones Ads Feature Amped Up Cities
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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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Glowing Invisible Skyscrapers
Glowing Invisible Skyscrapers
Korea's 'Cheongna City Tower' Will Blend with the Sky
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Green Skyscrapers
Green Skyscrapers
Chicago Clean Technology Tower
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Sinuous Vertical Skyscrapers
Sinuous Vertical Skyscrapers
Intricate Density Tower Was Conceived Through Inverted Urban Planning
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Soaring Cityscape Photography
Soaring Cityscape Photography
Alisdair Miller Takes Urban Photo Shoots to Whole New Heights
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"Bling Bling Architecture"
"Bling Bling Architecture"
Kuwait's Iconic Landmarks
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Foggy Day Photography
Foggy Day Photography
Egill Bjarki Captures the Soul in Each Scene
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Jenga Block Buildings
Jenga Block Buildings
'Bumps in Beijing' Gives the City Skyline a Playful Aesthetic
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The Lighthouse
The Lighthouse
Green Skyscraper Combines Wind Turbines and Solar Panels
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The Future of Dubai
The Future of Dubai
Nakheel Shows What's Next
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Wind-Powered Monowheelers
Wind-Powered Monowheelers
The Aiolos Concept Car is a Futuristic Wind-Powered Ride
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Gritty Cityscapes
Gritty Cityscapes
Edward Burtynsky Captures Dark Landscapes
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Shimmering Sky-Like Hotels
Shimmering Sky-Like Hotels
ARIA Resort and Casino is the Life of the Party in Las Vegas
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Cracked High Rises
Cracked High Rises
Massimiliano & Doriana Fuksas Design a Split Skyscraper for Shenzhen, China
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Reflective Urban Photography
Reflective Urban Photography
The Akos Major 'Cityscapes' Series is Well-Traveled
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Sky-High Quiffs
Sky-High Quiffs
Denise Boomkens Shoot Pairs Up Skyscrapers and Hairstyles
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Cactus-Shaped Architecture
Cactus-Shaped Architecture
Green Cactus Building Sheds Sustainable Spikes in Qatar
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Skyscraper Cities
Skyscraper Cities
Joanna Borek-Clement's Sky-Terra Towers Mimic Neuron Cells
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Hanging Skyscraper Gardens
Hanging Skyscraper Gardens
HP Skyline 2020 Online Competition Announces Winners
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Dubai Sky Photos
Dubai Sky Photos
View From 85th Floor of Burj Dubai
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Cityscapes Made of Toys
Cityscapes Made of Toys
New York City Replica Made Entirely of LEGO Blocks
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Skyscraper Competition
Skyscraper Competition
eVolo Symbiotic Interlock Vertically Interconnected City
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Sleek Sloping Apartments
Sleek Sloping Apartments
West 57th Residential Tower by Bjark Ingels Brings the Future to NYC
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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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Circuit Board Cityscapes
Circuit Board Cityscapes
Franco Recchia Breathes Life into Old Computer Components
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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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City Skylines for Bathrooms
City Skylines for Bathrooms
Izola Shower Curtains
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Giant J-Shaped Architecture
Giant J-Shaped Architecture
Green 'City-Park' Tower Spreads On and Over the Hudson
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Sensual City Shoots
Sensual City Shoots
Irina Vodolazova Poses in the Big Apple for Dress to Kill Magazine
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Chaotic Cityscapes
Chaotic Cityscapes
Jakob Wagner's Urban Landscape Photography Evokes Distress
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Black & White Boutique Hotels
Black & White Boutique Hotels
Habita Monterrey Delivers Affordable Luxury
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Vertical Farming (Part III)
Vertical Farming (Part III)
Toronto Sky Farm
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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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Dynamic High-Density Architecture
Dynamic High-Density Architecture
The CPSU Sky District Concept Encourages Circulation
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Sustainable Spiral Skyscrapers
Sustainable Spiral Skyscrapers
The Edgar Street Towers Feature Bio-Filtration
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Wheel Shaped Hotel
Wheel Shaped Hotel
Dubai Promenade
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Climbing Vine Condominiums
Climbing Vine Condominiums
The Graft Tower is a Living Structure to Support Life
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Sand Dollar Superstructures
Sand Dollar Superstructures
Flat Tower Complements the Urban Landscape by Covering it
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Lustful Luxury Boudoir Shoots
Lustful Luxury Boudoir Shoots
The Fashion Gone Rogue Karlina Caune Photos are Steamy
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Skyscraper Greenhouses
Skyscraper Greenhouses
Futuristic Farming in Dubai's Seawater Vertical Tower
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Mile-High Eco-Tower
Mile-High Eco-Tower
500 Floor London Building
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Luxury Skyscraper Hotels
Luxury Skyscraper Hotels
Banyan Tree Bangkok is a Towering Thai Resort Without Equal
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Cityscape Wall Decals
Cityscape Wall Decals
Removable Stickers Turn Your Walls into Urban Skylines
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Rotating Skyscrapers
Rotating Skyscrapers
Mexico's New Twin Towers
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Spiraling Auto Garages
Spiraling Auto Garages
The Car Park Tower by Mozhao Studio Wins Hong Kong Design Competition
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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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