Skyscrapers

Iwan Baan on "architecture
without architects"

Iwan Baan on "architecture without architects"

In a movie Dezeen filmed at his Golden Lion-winning installation in collaboration with Justin McGuirk and Urban-Think Tank at the Venice Architecture Biennale, architectural photographer Iwan Baan talks about how residents have built their own homes between the columns and floor plates of the unfinished Torre David skyscraper in Caracas. More »

RMJM skyscraper dubbed 'big pants'
by Chinese – Telegraph

Gate to the East tower image by RMJM Architects

Dezeen Wire: a new skyscraper in Suzhou designed by British architects RMJM has been likened to 'giant underpants' by Chinese commentators, reports the Telegraph.

Update 6 September 2012: RMJM have sent an official response to our story, saying "While some critics view the unfinished skeleton as a laughable pair of low-rise jeans, the gateway is a far cry from a joking matter." For the full statement, scroll down to the comments section or click here.

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Four World Trade Center
tops out


Dezeen Wire: 
the final steel beam has been put in place at Four World Trade Center, the first rebuilt tower on the site of the September 11 attacks in New York City. The 298-metre, 72-storey tower was designed by Japanese architect Fumihiko Maki and has been under construction since 2008.

Ground Zero is also home to two fountains sunk into the site of the former Twin Towers, designed by architect Michael Arad and landscape architect Peter Walker. Watch an animation of the the fountains here.

The unfinished Freedom Tower nearby is already the tallest building in the city, set to reach 1,776 feet on completion.

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