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Skyscraper Developments

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post updated 16 August 2023 ; 24 October 2021 ; 16 Feb 2020

Skyscraper building designs

Developments of Skyscrapers

We’ve selected what we feel are the key examples of Skyscraper Developments. We include only the major tall buildings globally.

e-architect feature completed tower buildings and new Skyscraper building designs across the world. The focus is on contemporary Skyscraper buildings.

We have 6 pages of Skyscraper Development selections.

World Skyscrapers : news + major towers

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Skyscraper Developments : C-H (this page)

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Tower Designs : O-R

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Skyscraper Building Developments – latest additions to this page, arranged chronologically:

30 Sep 2013
Dumankaya IKON, Istanbul, Turkey
Design: TAGO Architects
Dumankaya IKON Building Skyscraper Developments
photo : Andrei Nedelcu
This skyscraper building is formed of three elliptical towersup to 41 storeys high. The towers are linked on 3 levels.

14 Nov 2012
DUO Towers Singapore – building news
Design: Buro Ole Scheeren
DUO towers Singapore Skyscraper Developments
image © Buro-OS
DUO Towers Singapore
The design for this Malaysian-Singaporean joint venture actively engages the space of the surrounding city to form a new civic nucleus in Singapore’s modern metropolis. The two towers are not conceived as autonomous objects, but defined by the spaces they create around them.

10 May 2012
Dancing Dragons, Yongsan International Business District in Seoul
Design: Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture (AS+GG)
Dancing Dragons Seoul Skyscraper Developments
image © AS+GG
Dancing Dragons Towers
This is a design for a pair of landmark supertall mixed-use towers for the new Yongsan International Business District in Seoul, South Korea. The buildings, which include residential, “officetel” and retail elements, consist of slender, sharply angled mini-towers cantilevered around a central core. The design aesthetic is highly contemporary yet informed by aspects of traditional Korean culture.

9 Feb 2012
Etihad Towers, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Architects: DBI Design
Etihad Towers Skyscrapers
image from architects office
Etihad Towers
These new Abu Dhabi buildings – five towers – include a tower of 76 storeys and over 300m (984 feet) in height, which places these skyscrapers in the building category of ‘Super-talls’.

Cherry Orchard Road, London, UK
Design: make architects
Cherry Orchard Road Skyscraper Developments
image : Miller Hare
Cherry Orchard Road – 55 storeys This skyscraper development includes two residential buildings, one of which is a 55-storey tower, providing 496 homes, a 165-bed hotel with 22 serviced apartments, 6,600 sqm of new office accommodation, a new 530 sqm community centre, shops, cafes, bars and restaurants and public realm improvements.

World Skyscraper Developments

Major Skyscraper Architecture Developments, alphabetical:

Chelsea Tower, UAE
Design: Atkins
Chelsea Tower
image from architects practice

China World Trade Tower, Beijing, China
Design: SOM
China World Trade Tower
photo : SOM, architects
The China World Trade Tower is an 81-story, mixed use building set in Beijing’s Central Business District. The tower contains offices, meeting space, restaurants, and the China World Summit Wing hotel. The building by SOM now stands as Beijing’s tallest structure and marks the completion of the third and most recent phase of the China World Trade Center development.

City Palace Tower, Russia
Design: RMJM Architects
City Palace Tower
image from architects firm

COR tower Miami, USA
Oppenheim Architecture + Design
Miami tower
image from architects office
Rising 400 feet above the Design District, Cor extracts power from its environment utilizing the latest advancements in wind turbines, photovoltaic’s, and solar hot water generation – while integrating them into its architectural identity.

Crystal Island Moscow, Russia
Foster + Partners
Crystal Island Moscow Skyscraper Developments
image : Foster + Partners

Dawangjing District Masterplan, China
Design: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM)
Dawangjing Beijing Skyscraper Developments
image : SOM and Crystal
In response to the pressing demand to reduce carbon emissions and protect natural resources, SOM’s plan calls for a new Central Park as a resource for geo-thermal exchange. The plan proposes to passively heat and cool many district buildings, reducing the need for water-consuming cooling towers.

DIFC Lighthouse skyscraper, Dubai
Design: Atkins
DIFC Lighthouse Skyscraper Developments
photo from architects studio

Dorobanti Tower, Bucharest
Design: Zaha Hadid Architects
Dorobanti Tower
picture from architects
The Dorobanti Tower was designed to establish an iconic presence in the heart of Bucharest. The new tower is a unique mix of a distinctive form, ingenious structure, and spatial qualities of sky-high living.

DSEC Tower Skyscraper Developments
picture from architect

Dubai hotel tower, UAE
Dubai hotel tower
picture from architect

Gazprom tower, Russia – St Petersburg Architecture
RMJM Architects
Gazprom tower
picture courtesy of RMJM ©

Guangzhou Park Hyatt skyscraper, China
Goettsch Partners
Guangzhou Park Hyatt Skyscraper Developments
picture from architect

Headquarter of China Insurance Group
Coop Himmelb(l)au
Headquarter of China Insurance Group
image © SILKROAD Digital Technology

Hearst Tower, New York
Foster + Partners
Hearst Tower
photograph © Andrew McRae

Hermitage Plaza Skyscrapers, France
Foster + Partners
Hermitage Plaza
image from architects

Hudson Yards New York skyscrapers
Design: Steven Holl Architects
Hudson Yards skyscrapers
image courtesy Steven Holl Architects

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Sears Tower Chicago

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Burj al Arab tower : World’s tallest hotel building
Burj al Arab
image from architect firm

Eiffel Tower, Paris, France
Eiffel Tower
photo © Adrian Welch

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