Rafael Viñoly Architects' supertall tower in Manhattan photographed by Instagram user dee_age




It seems Instagram's ability to show the world sneak-peaks of high-profile buildings under construction has earned it a place in our Hot List.

The photo-sharing app has also influenced the way Dezeen covers major architectural projects, as it allows us to publish roundups of new buildings before the official photos have been released.

In this way we've been able to offer crowdsourced stories about Rafael Viñoly Architects' supertall tower in Manhattan and Diller, Scofidio + Renfro's The Broad museum.

Glimpses of buildings by Herzog & de Meuron proved a popular choice – both the Swiss firm's Jenga-like residential skyscraper in Tribeca and the Tate Modern extension made it into the top five biggest stories about Instagram.

Dezeen's Instagram following is also growing, with over 750,000 people enjoying our posts of beautiful architecture, interiors and design.

Top posts:

1. Instagram photos reveal impact of Viñoly’s supertall skyscraper on New York skyline

2. Herzog & de Meuron's 56 Leonard "Jenga tower" nears completion in New York

3. Herzog & de Meuron's Tate Modern extension nears completion

4. Dezeen's 10 most popular interiors ever

5. Instagram users offer a preview of The Broad museum in Los Angeles

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