Wednesday, 1 September 2010

things like this should be built more often

Designed by Steven Holl, the massive 1,296,459-square-foot Horizontal Skyscraper floats above the surface using just eight legs. To give you an idea of how impressive this is: The building's as long as the Empire State Building is tall.


But unlike the Empire State, the Horizontal Skyscraper - Vanke Center only reaches 114 feet up in the air, "blending" with its surroundings surroundings, literally reflected on the large pools that decorate the tropical garden under it. Behind its long glass windows you will have panoramic views of the sea in front of it and the mountains behind it.


More buildings like this should be built to be honest. Most of the buildings around now are really boring. Someone make a step towards changing everything?

7 comments:

  1. Is this horizontal skyscraper already built or is it just in the plans?

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  2. Love the concept, though isn't the whole idea of a vertical skyscraper to save valuable real estate?

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  3. yeah but its still awesome and looks nice. imagine something this size but also as tall as a skyscraper

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