FUTURE WATCH

AMERICAN COPPER BUILDINGS, MANHATTAN

Construction is underway on two bent apartment towers in New York by SHoP Architects that will be joined by a skybridge offering a pool, hot tub and bar. Called the American Copper Buildings – and formerly known as 626 First Avenue – 41 and 48-storey residential towers are rising on First Avenue and […]

Rotterdam City Centre

Dutch office MVRDV has revealed plans to build a huge staircase out of scaffolding in Rotterdam, the latest in a series of exciting new additions to the city. Marking 75 years since Rotterdam began its recovery from the Second World War, the temporary installation will pay tribute to the architecture […]

Oculus WTC Transportation Hub

After nearly $4 billion and over a decade of anticipation, the long-delayed World Trade Center Transportation Hub finally has an official opening date. Designed by Santiago Calatrava, the bird-like Oculus hub is set to open in the first week of March. Considered the most expensive and delayed train station in […]

Monument Building, London

A new Grade A office development has quickly taken shape adjacent to one of the capital’s most famous landmarks – the Monument, which was erected to commemorate the Great Fire of London. All of the upper floors of this nine-storey structure will accommodate offices, some of which – floors four, […]

Hanking Center Tower, China

Hanking Center Tower is a 350m-tall mixed-use building that is under development on Shennan Boulevard, in the Nanshan district of Shenzhen, China. Los Angeles-based Morphosis Architects designed the high-rise structure, which is expected to be the tallest steel braced frame building in China upon completion. The slender building will consist […]

Lucas Museum of Narrative Art, Chicago

The Lucas Museum of Narrative Art is an art museum currently planned for Chicago, slated to be completed in 2018. The museum will be endowed and built with a grant from George Lucas. The Museum’s building is designed by award-winning architect Ma Yansong of MAD Architects. Chicago-based VOA is the […]

Shanghai’s Taopu Sci-tech City

Ennead Architects has designed a new research and development community for Shanghai. Located on the city’s western edge, as part of a new district being planned around one of Shanghai’s largest future public parks, Taopu Sci-Tech City will be a vibrant and well connected research district that engages its context […]

TULSA TORNADO TOWER

Oklahoma firm Kinslow, Keith & Todd has presented its vision to build a skyscraper shaped like a tornado on top of a Tulsa parking garage. The towering structure, proposed within the region known as Tornado Alley, is designed to include a museum dedicated to weather, a storm research center, a […]

TELUS SKY, CALGARY

Danish architecture firm BIG has designed a 58-storey skyscraper for telecommunications company Telus in downtown Calgary, Canada. Working alongside local architecture firm Dialog, BIG proposes a mixed-use 750,000 square foot vibrant mixed-use tower that will incorporate office, retail and residential space. The building will offer 40,000 square metres of office […]