Chicago Spire, Chicago, US
Formerly known as the Fordham Spire and 400 North Lake Shore Drive this
design will be the tallest building in North America when it is
completed in 2010. At 2000 feet it will be the first building to reach
that milestone in height.
Trump Tower, Dubai
What do you get when you mix the Donald and the Middle East’s most
exciting city? Welcome to the Trump International Hotel and Tower.
Located on one of the mile long man made palm islands this 48 storey
building will be finished in 2009.
Trump Tower, Chicago, US
The man with the strange hair sure knows how to get things built. His
latest project on one of Chicago’s most famous corners is already
underway and will ready for the firings in 2009.
Lighthouse Tower, Paris, France
The Tom Mayne designed Phare Tour will rival the Eiffel Tower in
height. The odd but eco friendly design will be completed in 2012 in
the La Defense district of the French capital.
Freedom Tower, New York, US
Rising from the wreckage of the World Trade Centre, the Freedom Tower
will return New York to the forefront of skyscraper design. After a
long time in getting the project started the single tower will be
finished in 2011 and will reach 1,776 feet high.
Dubai is where is at architecturally these days. The crown will be the
Burj. When completed it will the tallest building in the world by a
long shot. The lead architect is Adrian Smith of the Chicago’s
Skidmore, Owings and Merrill. Its final height is a secret but it is
believed will be 808 metres (2651 feet) high.
20 Fenchurch Street, London, UK
This interesting building project planned for the City of London has
been dubbed the ‘Walkie Talkie Building.’ The curvy project is designed
to make use of solar power and be remarkably study.
Shard London Bridge, London, UK
When completed in 2009 it will be the tallest building on the London
Skyline, dwarfing all other projects for the foreseeable future.
Designed by famed Italian architect Renzo Piano, the glass pyramid will
rise 1016 feet into the London clouds.
Gazprom Tower, St Petersburg, Russia
Already controversial, this 300m tall tower will dwarf the architecture
of this Russian city. The world’s largest oil company plans to have the
tower built by 2010.
Canadian Museum of Human Rights, Winnipeg, Canada
Following the experiences of Bilbao and Valencia, this Canadian city
hopes to draw tourists to an architecturally significant project. This
museum, designed by Antoine Predock is slated to be opened by 2009.