A swimming pool with a glass bottom spans the void between two Parisian tower blocks in this proposal by architect Tommaso Bernabò Silorata, which aims to give swimmers a "vertiginous diving experience". More »
Eric Parry Architects has unveiled designs for 1 Undershaft, a 73-storey tower that will be the tallest building in London's financial district. More »
Will Alsop's studio All Design has unveiled plans to build a skyscraper with a "highly unusual silhouette" beside Damien Hirst's recently completed Newport Street Gallery. More »
American architect Steven Holl has just been given the go-ahead to build a pair of skyscrapers linked by a cycle and pedestrian bridge 65 metres above Copenhagen's harbour. But he's not the only one with ambitious plans for linked towers.
Other recent examples include proposals for a trio of plant-covered buildings by Vietnamese architect Vo Trong Nghia and a pair of residential buildings in London bridged by a transparent swimming pool. See more linked towers on Dezeen »
But the wave of skinny skyscrapers, mainly filled with luxury apartments, has sparked protests over shadows in Central Park. It has also prompted concerns over spiralling inequality in the city, with Steven Holl warning that "architecture with a sense of social purpose is becoming increasingly rare" in the city. See more New York skyscrapers »
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