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Construction starts on Smith and Gill’s ice-inspired China skyscraper

Construction has started in Chengdu, China, on a 468-metre-high crystalline skyscraper by the architects behind the current and future tallest buildings in the world.The Greenland Tower Chengdu was designed by Adrian Smith and Gordon Gill – the former SOM architects responsible for both the Burj Khalifa and the forthcoming Kingdom Tower … [Read More]


Cement Shortage Delaying Construction Projects in Wisconsin

Competition for rail cars is one factor driving the cement shortage in Wisconsin.Source: … [Read More]

George Lucas and his architect reveal an unexpected (and unappreciated?) museum design

George Lucas tapped Chinese archtect Ma Yansong to design his museum, but the first renderings are proving controversial.Source: … [Read More]


Tape measure falls 50 stories, killing man at construction site

A man delivering sheet rock to a construction site was killed Monday when a tape measure fell 50 stories and hit him on the head, authorities said.Source: … [Read More]


Li Xiaodong Wins Canada’s New Global Award for Architecture

Chinese architect receives Moriyama RAIC International Prize Source: … [Read More]

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