Check out this concept for a skyscraper that grows taller as its inhabitants recycle

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By Milo Sumner in New Eco on Monday 14 July 2014

Designed by architect Thomas Corbasson, this organic skyscraper is pure genius. Inspired by the use of bamboo scaffolding in the far east, the building incorporates a permanent scaffold all the way through it’s frame, allowing it to be in a continual state if growth while also including an unusual. As it’s occupants discard paper, glass and recyclable plastics they are transported to the highest platform where there is a recycling plant. This cuts down on transport costs by having the means of creating building materials at the very site itself.

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The world’s first invisible skyscraper in South Korea

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By Inigo del Castillo in Architecture on Tuesday 17 September 2013

Work is about to begin for something that looks like it came out of a Bond movie. Designed by architectural firm GDS Architects, the 450-meter tall Tower Infinity in South Korea will be the world’s first invisible skyscraper. Using state-of-the-art cameras and LED lighting, the edifice can create a ‘reflective skin’ that will mimic the background behind it rendering it invisible.

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The making of the Leadenhall Building, another London skyscraper

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By The Flying Dutchman in Video on Wednesday 3 July 2013

This time-lapse captures another significant episode in the story of London’s emerging new skyline. Tracing the progress of another ultramodern skyscraper, the Leadenhall Building, we see the faceted nature of this beast as it rises to completion. Beautiful, impressive stuff.

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Photographs taken from the tops of skyscrapers

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By Lost At E Minor in New Photography on Saturday 5 January 2013

‘Rooftopping’ is a new and daring trend in photography involving terrifying heights and snapping pictures from the edge of skyscrapers. This Rooftopper, Tom Ryaboi, braved incredible heights to capture these amazing photographs. If you’re afraid of heights, this is definitely not the hobby for you.

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Floating skyscraper by architect Alexander Krasinski

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By newz4all in New Design on Wednesday 31 August 2011

The project of architect Alexander Krasinski, the floating skyscraper is an artificial island with an independent infrastructure, which will survive global climate change. It is designed for 52,096 people, has a height of one thousand meters and the same in diameter, with an airport and several ports.

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