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24 Innovative Skyscrapers

From Solar-Powered Towers to Sky-High Gardens

— May 24, 2009 — Eco
Skyscrapers are instantly recognizable buildings, truly architectural wonders to behold. The sky-high buildings featured in the slideshow below are among the best feats of design in the world.

From solar-powered skyscrapers to ones that rotate, cater exclusively to women and sky-high gardens, these innovative skyscrapers are sure to be the landmarks of tomorrow.

Implications - City planners typically look to build unique buildings that will set their city apart from others. They rely on innovative skyscrapers to draw the attention of tourists in an effort to amplify their hospitality industry. The more unique the skyscraper is, such as the world's tallest skyscraper or the solid gold skyscraper, the more attention it will draw and help to boost the economy.
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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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The Flame of Gazprom
The Flame of Gazprom
400m High (Controvercial) Skyscraper in St. Petersburg
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Spanish Skyscraper Hotels
Spanish Skyscraper Hotels
The ME in Barcelona
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Women-Only Skyscrapers
Women-Only Skyscrapers
Eve's Tower in Dubai
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Giant Human Nest
Giant Human Nest
Benjamin Verdonck's Skyscraper Nest
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Sartorial Skyscrapers
Sartorial Skyscrapers
Benetton Launches Fashion Building Competition in Tehran, Iran
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Solar Powered Skyscraper
Solar Powered Skyscraper
The Time Residences Tower
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Eco Skyscraper Makeovers
Eco Skyscraper Makeovers
Sears Tower Gets Greener
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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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Green Skyscrapers
Green Skyscrapers
Chicago Clean Technology Tower
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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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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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Organic Skyscrapers
Organic Skyscrapers
Food Growing, Energy Producing Harvest Green Tower
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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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Skyscraper Greenhouses
Skyscraper Greenhouses
Futuristic Farming in Dubai's Seawater Vertical Tower
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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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