Sep 15, 2014
Romain Trystram is an amazing French illustrator who created an awesome project with I Like Architecture.net to illustrate the tallest skyscrapers in the worlds. Each illustration is available as a wallpaper so you can pick your favorite and save it on your desktop. Enjoy!
Burj Khalifa is a stunning skyscraper in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, and as of June 2014 is the tallest man-made structure in the world, at 829.8 m (2,722 ft). The tower’s architecture and engineering were performed by Skidmore, Owings and Merrill of Chicago, with Adrian Smith as chief architect.
The CCTV Headquarters is a 234 m (768 ft), 44-storey skyscraper in the Beijing Central Business District (CBD). The tower serves as headquarters for China Central Television (CCTV). This unique building was designed by OMA as a reinvention of the skyscraper as a loop, a design that defies the skyscraper’s typical quest for ultimate height. The main building is a loop of six horizontal and vertical sections covering 473,000 sqm (5,090,000 sq ft) of floor space, creating an irregular grid on the building’s facade with an open centre.
One World Trade Center (also dubbed the Freedom Tower) is the name of two buildings, but commonly refers to the primary building of the new World Trade Center complex in Lower Manhattan, New York. This supertall building with a total of 104 stories, a height to the top floor of 386.5 m (1,268 ft), and a height to the tip of 546.2 m (1,792 ft), made One World Trade Center the tallest skyscraper in the Western Hemisphere in May 10, 2013, when the final component of the skyscraper’s spire was installed.
Taipei 101, formerly known as the Taipei World Financial Center, is a landmark skyscraper located in Xinyi District, Taipei, Taiwan. The building ranked officially as the world’s tallest from 2004 until the opening of the Burj Khalifa in Dubai in 2010. Taipei 101 comprises 101 floors above ground and 5 floors underground. The building was architecturally created as a symbol of the evolution of technology and Asian tradition. Its postmodernist approach to style incorporates traditional design elements and gives them modern treatments. The tower is designed to withstand typhoons and earthquakes.
The Shard, also referred to as the Shard of Glass, is the featured skyscraper in this illustration. Designed by Italian architect Renzo Piano, this 87-storey skyscraper in London forms part of the London Bridge Quarter development.
Transamerica Pyramid, the tallest skyscraper in the San Francisco skyline. Designed by architect William Pereira and built by Hathaway Dinwiddie Construction Company, at 260 m (850 ft), on completion in 1972 it was the eighth tallest building in the world.
HSB Turning Torso is the tallest skyscraper in Sweden, situated in Malmö, Sweden on the Swedish side of the Öresund strait. The project was designed by the Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava and officially opened on August 2005. The tower reaches a height of 190 metres (623 feet) with 54 stories – 147 apartments.
Two International Finance Centre is an integrated commercial development on the waterfront of Hong Kong’s Central District. A prominent landmark on Hong Kong Island, IFC consists of two skyscrapers (One IFC and Two IFC), the IFC Mall, and the 55-storey Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong.
Absolute World Towers is a residential condominium twin tower skyscraper complex in the five tower Absolute City Centre development in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada. The project was designed by Beijing/China architectural design firm MAD Office. Within days of announcing MAD as the winner of this competition, the taller building (Tower 1 with a height of 179.5 m – 589 ft) had been nicknamed the “Marilyn Monroe” tower due to its curvaceous, hourglass figure likened to actress Marilyn Monroe.