The New Age Of The Skyscraper
An article in Slate presents the case that we’re living in a golden era of architecture with the evolution of skyscrapers.
Ever since William Van Alen concocted the Chrysler Building, skyscrapers have served as icons, instantly recognizable symbols of a corporation—or a place. That is the market force driving the current generation of eye-catching towers.
Slate points to:
· The Petronas Towers of Kuala Lumpur · Norman Foster’s Hearst Building in New York · The Swiss Re building in London (the Gherkin) · Dubai’s Ali Rahim/Hina Jamelle’s residential tower · Barcelona’s Toree Agbar · Miami’s Brickell Flatiron · Malmö’s “Turning Torso” · Louisville’s Museum Plaza · Frank Ghery’s New York Times Building · Fiera Milano (pictured)