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In the 1970s West Berlin encircled by the GDR feared to run out of space for new residential housing developments and a concept to build housing superstructures on top of motorways was born. The Berlin architect Georg Heinrichs was commissioned to design the first of six superstructures to be..

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This housing complex is 400 meters long and has 16 stories. The construction was completed in 1986, although first construction plans existed as early as 1970. The planning was initially carried out under the direction of Leonid Cherikover who also constructed the renowned Dynamo Stadium Moscow...

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The Ryugyong Hotel (Korean: 류경호텔) (sometimes anglicized as Ryu-Gyong Hotel or Yu-Kyung Hotel) is a topped-out 105-storey skyscraper under construction in Pyongyang, North Korea. Its name ("capital of willows") is also one of the historic names for Pyongyang. The building is also known as the 105..

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Construction of Fuji Television's new headquarters - the Fuji Television Building - in the waterfront area of Tokyo's Minato district has been completed, and broadcasting from the new location commenced at the end of March 1997. The new building - designed by Kenzo Tange Associates - adds to the..

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Wohnpark Alt-Erlaa

Wien, Austria
by Franz Requat, ...

Wohnpark Alt-Erlaa (roughly translated this stands Park Residences Alt-Erlaa) was conceived as the largest non-municipal housing development in Austria in the late sixties as part of a new urban development area near the city limits. It also includes the urban housing development "Am Schöpfwerk"..

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Sewoon Sanga

Seoul, South Korea
by Kim Swoo Geun

Sewoon Sanga is a 1.2 km megastructure in the heart of Seoul designed in 1967 as part of the Sewoon Sanga Project. It is located in the centre of Seoul's historical district in Jongro-gu and Jung-gu, which consists of seven shopping centres (sangga means shopping centre) stretched across more..

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