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Brooklyn’s First Skyscraper

Back in June of 2014, YIMBY reported on new building applications filed by JDS Development for a tower coming to 340 Flatbush Avenue Ext., on the southeastern edge of Downtown Brooklyn. Now, we have the first rendering and actual details for the SHoP-designed tower, which will rise 1,000 feet tall, claiming the title of New York City’s tallest building outside of Manhattan, and giving Brooklyn its first legitimate supertall skyscraper. Building applications called for a 775-foot tall structure spanning 555,734 square feet, and subsequent plans filed with the DOB were even shorter. But the actual design will majorly exceed expectations. […]

By | November 9th, 2015|News, Pictures|0 Comments

Dutch Architects Apologize for 9/11 Blast look-alike Design

A Dutch architectural firm has apologized for its design of twin skyscrapers in central Seoul which resemble the exploding World Trade Center towers in New York and have infuriated families of the victims of the 9/11 attacks. The blueprint for the luxury apartment buildings was released last week and shows a structure which juts out [...]

By | December 12th, 2011|News|0 Comments

Metropol Parasol, The Largest Wooden Structure in the World

The Metropol Parasol in Seville is the largest wooden structure in the world. Designed by J. Mayer H. Architects, the monumental structure provides shade for Roman ruins, a museum, and businesses below its canopy, while pedestrians can walk along rooftop promenades. Photos don’t do it justice–this aerial video of the Metropol Parasol by giraldatv gives [...]

By | May 10th, 2011|Technology|0 Comments