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The Unexpected Stories Behind 10 Skyscrapers That Were Actually Built

04:00 - 24 January, 2017
The Unexpected Stories Behind 10 Skyscrapers That Were Actually Built, Torre Velasca. Image © José Tomás Franco
Torre Velasca. Image © José Tomás Franco

As long as there have been buildings mankind has sought to construct its way to the heavens. From stone pyramids to steel skyscrapers, successive generations of designers have devised ever more innovative ways to push the vertical boundaries of architecture. Whether stone or steel, however, each attempt to reach unprecedented heights has represented a vast undertaking in terms of both materials and labor – and the more complex the project, the greater the chance for things to go awry.

Ryugyong Hotel. Image © José Tomás Franco Robot Building. Image © José Tomás Franco CCTV Headquarters. Image © José Tomás Franco Cayan Tower. Image © José Tomás Franco + 21

AD Classics: Torre Velasca / BBPR

00:00 - 14 August, 2011
AD Classics: Torre Velasca / BBPR

AD Classics: Torre Velasca / BBPR AD Classics: Torre Velasca / BBPR AD Classics: Torre Velasca / BBPR AD Classics: Torre Velasca / BBPR + 9

  • Architects

  • Location

    Milan, Italy
  • Architect

    BBPR
  • References

    Architecture Week, Arch in Form
  • Project Year

    1958