9 Skyscrapers You Haven’t Heard About

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Posted: May 12, 2022

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Buildings that reach over 980 feet tall are classified by the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat as supertall skyscrapers. Since the Chrysler Building in New York became the world’s first supertall skyscraper in 1930, over 170 supertalls have been built around the world with the number rapidly increasing in recent years. Many of these supertall skyscrapers were built by studios that specialize in these engineering-heavy buildings; however, increasingly, studios better known for cultural projects are getting in on the act. Below are 9 supertall skyscrapers designed by some of the biggest names in architecture that are set to complete in the next several years.

50 Hudson Yards in New York City (by Foster + Partners)   
Due to be completed this year, the 1,010-foot-high 58-story office building is formed of three stepped-back volumes, 50 Hudson Yards has a concrete and steel core and a glass facade. Facebook is due to set up offices here.

The Spiral in New York City (by BIG)

Also due to be completed this year, the 1,030-foot-tall tower will be the headquarters of coronavirus vaccine maker Pfizer.

The One, Toronto, Canada (by Foster + Partners)

Slated to open in 2023, the 1000 -feet-tall residential tower will have pale bronze-colored cladding that cover elements of the façade.

Bestseller Tower in Brande, Denmark (by Dorte Mandrup)

Due to complete in 2023, it will contain a hotel and offices, with a cluster of low-rise buildings also planned for around its base.

The Towers in Miami, Florida (by Foster + Partners)                                                                 This twin set of skyscrapers will be 1,050 feet tall, and the interconnected buildings will house 660 apartments when the project is completed in 2023.

Tower C in Shenzhen, China (by Zaha Hadid Architects)

The tallest of the towers in this mixed-use will be almost 1,310 feet high with the two structures linked by planted terraces when it is completed in 2027.

Torch Tower in Tokyo, Japan (by Sou Fujimoto Architects)

This 1,280-foot building will become the tallest building in Japan when finished (which is scheduled for 2028).

Gehry Project in Toronto, Canada (by Frank Gehry)

Currently, the tallest of the two towers is scheduled to top out at 978 feet, making it just shy of true supertall status. The buildings will be covered in panels of textured reflective aluminum. A completion date has not yet been set.

1200 Bay Street in Toronto, Canada 9by Herzog & de Meuron)

Although it’s still in the planning stages, the 87-story skyscraper is a contender for Canada’s tallest skyscraper at 1,060 feet.

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