Tag: skyscrapers

Today we like: linked towers

Glass-bottomed swimming pool to be suspended 10 storeys above south London

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 »

Today we like: New York skyscrapers

East 44th Street by ODA

Famous architects from David Chipperfield to Herzog & de Meuron, Norman Foster and Álvaro Siza are working on residential towers in Manhattan.

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 »