This week, Renzo Piano teased images of his NY tower and sliced the height of the Paddington Pole
This week on Dezeen: Renzo Piano Building Workshop released new images of its 30-storey Soho Tower in New York this week, while the firm revealed a scaled-down version of its skyscraper proposed for London.
The Italian architect's studio teased the renderings of what will be the firm's first residential project in Manhattan – an example of the high-end residential construction boom currently sweeping the city.
The height of the firm's London tower was drastically slashed following protests earlier this year, and the scheme has been replaced with a 14-storey cube.
In other news, Giulio Cappellini said that Italian brands create "too many products that look the same" when Dezeen met him in Haworth's London showroom.
Elsewhere in London, a virtual reality film of the Garden Bridge allowed viewers a closer look at the Thomas Heatherwick-designed structure, and Crispin Wride became the latest architect to release an alternative to the controversial project.
Grimshaw was selected to plan the £16 billion expansion of London's Heathrow Airport, as it pushes forward with its bid to build a third runway.
In New York, Brazilian architect Isay Weinfeld was picked to design the interior for the relocated The Four Seasons restaurant, and more than 1,000 redesigned trains were approved for a major overhaul for the city's subway network.
Meanwhile in Miami, Instagram users posted photos of BIG's twisted towers ahead of their completion, and a crowdfunding campaign was launched to fund the restoration of the abandoned Miami Marine Stadium.
Heritage body UNESCO added 17 projects by 20th-century French architect Le Corbusier to its list of internationally significant architecture sites.
The Brexit storm continued as intellectual property lawyer Margaret Briffa issued a guide to designers on the legal ramifications of the UK's decision to quit the EU.
Also, French architect Odile Decq called for entrepreneurial skills to be taught in architecture schools to help architects navigate the "broken" global economy.
Popular projects on Dezeen this week included a 22-metre-square micro apartment, an open-air hotel offering panoramic views of the Swiss Alps and a tiny prefabricated house that moves with its owners.
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