After a spate of luxury developments with private suspended swimming pools, developer Guildhouse has announced plans for a Croydon skyscraper with a glass-bottomed pool on the 14th floor that would be open for everyone. 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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