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Dramatic Skybridges; Architecture Trick to Show Off in Skyscraper Projects

Bridge structures that span buildings high up in mid-air are now a common trick for architects to show off in skyscraper projects. Among the earliest examples is the famous Bridge of Sighs in Venice, which was completed in 1600, but skybridges have become increasingly common and ambitious in recent years thanks to advances in engineering technology. Below are 12 of the most arresting contemporary skybridges around the world:   DJI Sky City by Foster +…

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National Bank of Kuwait Headquarters by Norman Foster

Foster + Partners architecture studio has created a distinctive supertall skyscraper for the National Bank of Kuwait Headquarters in Kuwait City. The new building brings all of the bank’s corporate employees together under one roof, promoting synergy and enhancing well-being. The design combines sustainable features and structural innovation, shielding the offices from the extremes of Kuwait's climate. The National Bank of Kuwait Headquarters becomes the second tallest building in the country and is officially a…

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ODESA EXPO 2030 by Zaha Hadid Architects for Ukraine

ZHA has joined Ukrainian authorities to present the Odesa Expo 2030 bid proposal. Although Ukraine is currently at war, several projects are hoping to open the path to reconstructing and rebuilding the areas devastated by the conflict. The masterplan is designed with legacy and sustainability in mind. After the Expo, the structures can be completely removed so that the entire site can be returned to nature. Odesa Expo 2030 also aims to minimize the use…

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Eagle + West Towers, NY

Eagle + West project is a pair of stepping towers designed by OMA. The 745-unit residential project is most striking for the shifted and angled massing of its two towers and the space in between them. The shifting perception of the space between the towers is reminiscent of the Twin Towers at the World Trade Center, which were formally unbudging but looked different depending on one's vantage point. The site is located in Greenpoint, where…

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Albert Einstein Education and Research Center (AEERC), Brazil

Safdie Architects, working with executive architect Perkins+Will, created The Albert Einstein Education and Research Center (AEERC) to house a medical school as well as research facilities. The center is part of the private hospital Sociedade Beneficente Israelita Brasileira Albert Einstein. AEERC brings medical, nursing, and graduate studies, as well as medical research activities all under one roof, connected directly to the main hospital complex.              The 12,000-square-metre AEERC building is…

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