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The Gherkin

London, United Kingdom
by Foster + Partners

The Gherkin is a commercial skyscraper in London's primary financial district, the City of London. With 41 stories it is 180 metres tall and stands on the former sites of the Baltic Exchange and Chamber of Shipping, which were extensively damaged in 1992 by the explosion of a bomb placed by the..

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Centre Point

London, United Kingdom
by George Marsh

Centre point Tower was one of the first skyscrapers in London. The building was designed by George Marsh of the architects R. Seifert and Partners, with engineer Pell Frischmann and was constructed by Wimpey Construction from 1963 to 1966. for £5.5 million. The precast segments were formed of..

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The New York Tribune Building was a building built by Richard Morris Hunt in 1875 in New York City. It was built as the headquarters of the New York Tribune and was a brick and masonry structure topped by a Clock Tower. It was 260 feet (79 m) tall and when new the second-tallest building in New..

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A stylish set of design, modern image, and services offered to the highest degree of efficiency and contemporary sophistication. The visual impact can strengthen the impression of a global brand while offering breathtaking views of the city and the front of the sea.

The idea of dynamic shapes..

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Hafeez Contractor

Mumbai, India
born 1950, Mumbai

Hafeez Contractor (born 1950) is an Indian architect. He has designed many skyscrapers in India, primarily in the city of Mumbai. As of 2019, he is the architect of the three tallest buildings in India, the 42 in Kolkata, and the twin towers of The Imperial in Mumbai.

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The skyscraper was originally conceived by F. W. Woolworth, the founder of a brand of popular five-and-ten-cent stores, as a headquarters for his eponymous company. Woolworth planned the skyscraper jointly with the Irving National Exchange Bank, which also agreed to use the structure as its..

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Cass Gilbert

New York, Uruguay
born 1859, Zanesville, Ohio

One of the first celebrity American architects Cass Gilbert ranks alongside Richard Morris Hunt (1827-95) as one of the great pioneers of Beaux-Arts architecture, a lavish combination of Renaissance and Baroque. His high-rise buildings injected great vitality into early skyscraper design. After..

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Jeddah Tower

Obhur Al-Shamaliyah, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
by Adrian Smith and Gordon Gill Architecture

The building has been scaled down from its initial one mile high (5,280 ft) proposal, which was never fully designed, to a height of at least 1,000 meters (3,281 ft) (the exact height is being kept private while in development, similar to the Burj Khalifa). At about one kilometre,Jeddah Tower..

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Adrian Smith and Gordon Gill Architecture

Chicago, USA
est. 2006, Chicago

AS+GG's practice includes designers with extensive experience in multiple disciplines, including technical architecture, interior design, urban planning and sustainable design. Architects also have expertise in a range of building types, including supertall towers, large-scale mixed-use..

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The Home Insurance Building was a skyscraper in Chicago designed by William Le Baron Jenney in 1884, for the Home Insurance Company in New York. Completed a year later, the building is generally noted as the first tall building to be supported both inside and outside by a fireproof structural..

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