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48 Sustainable Skyscrapers

From Hovering Ecotopias to Recycled Slum Skyscrapers

— November 19, 2010 — Eco
If you're still unconvinced that the future of architecture lies in eco-friendly innovation and sustainability, then you need to check out all of these sustainable skyscrapers ASAP.

The skyscrapers of the future will be eco-friendly and self-sustaining with things like solar panels and wind turbines being implemented to help cut costs and keep the Earth green. Click to see tomorrow's sustainable skyscrapers and high-rises today.

Implications - The mass environmental consciousness of society today is going full speed, creating a demand for eco concerns to be integrated into everything. Thus, companies are prompted to revamp their products, packaging, campaigns and even structures to be more environmentally conscious.
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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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Wooden Skyscrapers
Wooden Skyscrapers
The Cree Wooden Tower Would Be the World's Tallest Wooden Building
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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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LEED Gold Skyscrapers
LEED Gold Skyscrapers
Tallest Building in South America Set to Debut in 2012
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Water-Saving Condos
Water-Saving Condos
The Rain Collector Skyscraper Ensures We'll Never Go Thirsty
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Green Skyscraper Upgrades
Green Skyscraper Upgrades
Taipei 101 To Become World's Tallest Eco-Friendly Building
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Lime Green Skyscrapers
Lime Green Skyscrapers
Stefano Boeri Architects 'Solid Waves' Design is Uniquely Eco-Friendly
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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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Recycled Slum Skyscrapers
Recycled Slum Skyscrapers
The Tomorrow Skyscraper is Designed to Make Slum Life Safer
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Sustainable Skyscraper Retrofits
Sustainable Skyscraper Retrofits
Empire State Building to Receive King Kong Size Upgrade
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Water-Purifying Skyscrapers
Water-Purifying Skyscrapers
Chilean Students Design a Highrise to Filter the Mapocho River
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Building Block Skyscrapers
Building Block Skyscrapers
Hans Hollein's SBF Tower is Precariously Original
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Cocooned Architecture
Cocooned Architecture
The Nested Skyscraper is the World's Strongest Building
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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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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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Air-Filtering Architecture
Air-Filtering Architecture
The 'CO2 Scraper' is a Carbon-Positive Creation for High-Pollution Area
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Sustainable Solar Skyscrapers
Sustainable Solar Skyscrapers
The Eco-Tower Building Has a Natural Ventilation System
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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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Thousand-Foot Eco Towers
Thousand-Foot Eco Towers
The Solar Universe is a Proposed Sustainable Tower in Miami
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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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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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Vertical Farming
Vertical Farming
Skyscraper Farms to Combat Global Warming
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Hanging Skyscraper Gardens
Hanging Skyscraper Gardens
HP Skyline 2020 Online Competition Announces Winners
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Green Indian Skyscrapers
Green Indian Skyscrapers
Eco Architecture For More Sustainable Towers in Mumbai
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Sustainable Skyscrapers
Sustainable Skyscrapers
Nakheel Tower in Dubai Will Dwarf Other Buildings
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Turbine Mega Towers
Turbine Mega Towers
The Gullwing Twin Wind Towers is Completely Wind-Powered
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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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Scenic Green Skyscrapers
Scenic Green Skyscrapers
'Collage Scape' by Woo-Young is the Future of Urban Landscaping
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Asymmetrically Stacked Skyscrapers
Asymmetrically Stacked Skyscrapers
The Urban Forest by Mad Architects in Chongqing, China
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Fluid Eco Skyscrapers
Fluid Eco Skyscrapers
Vahan Misakyan's Glistening Self-Sufficient Tower
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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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Giant Exhaust Fan Architecture
Giant Exhaust Fan Architecture
The Anara Tower in Dubai
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High-Rise Parks
High-Rise Parks
Vertical City in Mexico City Designed to Help Reduce Smog
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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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Skyscraper Forests
Skyscraper Forests
'Logistic City' from JDS Architects is a Towering Man-Made Forest
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Personal Green Skyscrapers
Personal Green Skyscrapers
The 60 Story Antilia House
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