Adjaye Associates proposes inverted supertall skyscraper for New York

Architecture studio Adjaye Associates has designed a supertall skyscraper in New York, which has a series of cantilevers to give it a dramatic form. Named The Affirmation Tower, the skyscraper was designed for a 1.2-acre vacant plot of land at 418 11th Avenue in...

Summit One Vanderbilt prepares to open as NYC’s latest observation deck

An observation deck featuring glass elevators and “levitation” boxes is due to open next month at the top of KPF’s One Vanderbilt supertall skyscraper in Midtown Manhattan. Summit One Vanderbilt will become the latest sky-high experience offered by...

Mass bird deaths in New York City caused by skyscraper collisions

Hundreds of migrating birds have died this week in New York City after crashing into glass skyscrapers, according to local organisation NYC Audubon. On Tuesday morning, 14 September, a volunteer at the NYC Audubon found over 200 dead birds dotted on pavements around...

Minoru Yamasaki designed World Trade Center as “beacon of democracy”

Author Justin Beal has written a book on World Trade Center architect Minoru Yamasaki. Continuing our series marking the anniversary of 9/11 he told us about Yamasaki’s experience designing the building and his influence on architecture. Named Sandfuture, the...