The Program

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Chris van Uffelen


Hardcover with dust jacket
22.5 x 29.5 cm
456 pages
787 pictures
ISBN 978-3-03768-114-5

€ 78,00
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  • World Trade Center in New York, USA (Daniel Libeskind / SOM)
  • Poly Plaza in Shanghai, China (gmp)
  • Turning Torso in Malmö, Sweden (Santiago Calatrava)
  • Doha High-Rise Office Building, Qatar (Ateliers Jean-Nouvel)
  • Sunrise Tower in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (Zaha Hadid Architects) 

Replacing the façade towers of the cathedrals of earlier eras, with the advent of the 20th century, skyscrapers became the defining features of cityscapes and since the turn of the millennium among their most prestigious and coveted architectural challenges. For quite some time now, purely orthogonal towers have been abandoned in favor of the creative freedom of contours and the plastic volume of blobs. 

Most current projects are being implemented in the Arab-Asian realm, such as the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, the world's highest building. At the same time, in the USA, the native home of skyscrapers, new towers are also under construction. In Europe also, buildings are reaching for the sky. In addition to the key projects of this skyscraper renaissance, this book presents the most spectacular towers still under construction as well as future-oriented experimental designs. 

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