The taller towers of tomorrow

My previous post about the next generation of supertall towers led to a post on today’s Guardian Architecture blog about the new tallest building in the world. It almost went unnoticed last week that the Burj Dubai, already towering 629 meters above the Persian Gulf, became the tallest structure in the world, surpassing a TV mast in North Dakota. The Burj is already much taller than either the CN Tower or Taipei 101, which both  claim to be the world’s tallest for different reasons. It still has, moreover, a year to go before it stops climbing. In the post I talk about the coming of a generation of supertowers , which could soon reach a mile-high.

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