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Skyscrapers have gotten taller, more expensive, and a lot more elaborate over the past few decades. Business Insider has rounded up 20 of the most outrageous-looking towers; some have been in use for years, while others will likely never see the light of day. Take a look.
Trump seemed to brag that with the World Trade Center gone, a building he owned was now the tallest building in downtown Manhattan. However, a nearby building was actually taller.
On the site of a former department store, Detroit megadeveloper Bedrock plans to build an 800-foot-tall tower with 1 million square feet of retail, office, residential units, and public space. Its architects call the development a "city within a city."
Developers don't always execute megaprojects — even ones that are worth billions of dollars — as planned. Often, the larger the development, the more that can go wrong, like sinking towers, budget overruns, and failures to attract residents.
In the past several years, cities across the world have built fancy megaprojects, mainly aimed at the rich. But as more people flock to big cities, these types of luxury developments may fail to serve urban populations at large, especially those who cannot afford to live and play in them.
Construction has begun on the 2,191-foot-tall Shimao Shenzhen-Hong Kong International Centre, a project that builds on Shenzhen's urban development boom. The tower will be part of a larger retail and residential complex.
Inside the eerily quiet streets of Kazakhstan’s 20-year-old capital city, where futuristic skyscrapers tower over the grasslands of a former pri...
Astana, the capital of Kazakhstan since 1997, is filled with futuristic skyscrapers that resemble something out of a science-fiction movie. But Astana's streets are suspiciously clean and quiet, leading some to comment on its eerie atmosphere.
San Francisco is undergoing a construction boom, but building codes for skyscrapers aren't strong enough, according to experts.
Some of the most notable buildings in the US are the ones that have fallen from grace, from Manhattan's original Penn Station to Houston's Astrodome.
This foldable skyscraper that could be assembled in a few minutes just won a major conceptual design award
The conceptual tower — which would work similar to a helium balloon — is just one out-there winner of the 2018 Skyscraper Competition sponsored by the architecture magazine eVolo.