News: architect Rafael Viñoly has admitted he knew the facade of his curvy Walkie Talkie skyscraper in London would focus an intense beam of sunlight onto a neighbouring street, but says that he "didn't realise it was going to be so hot". More »
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News: the "death-ray" effect created by sunlight reflected off the glazed facade of Rafael Viñoly's Walkie Talkie skyscraper in London were predicted over a year ago by a professional CGI artist, it emerged today as developers rush to install protective screens. More »
Dezeen Wire: plans have been unveiled for a 425-metre-high skyscraper designed by architect Rafael Viñoly for New York’s Park Avenue, which will become the tallest residential tower in the USA if built - The Wall Street Journal
While buildngs over 300 metres are currently classed as "super-tall", the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat in Chicago published a report at the end of last year announcing "the era of the mega-tall tower" and predicting the 20 tallest buildings in the world by the year 2020 - more details in our earlier Dezeen Wire story.
Dezeen Wire: there has been mixed reaction from architecture critics to Rafael Viñoly's firstsite visual arts centre in Colchester, dubbed the "golden banana" by some commentators. More »
Rafael Viñoly Architects have unveiled their design for the new Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate in Boston. More »