975 Meter High Tower Planned For Miami

Plans have been floated for a new superscraper in Miami that could steal the world’s tallest crown from Dubai’s Burj Khalifa. Despite Miami’s financial woes, having a reported 100,000 plus properties in foreclosure according to the Miami Herald, KOBI KARP has submitted designs for Miapolis – a “city within a city” planned for Watson Island.

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Cheongna City Tower // Incheon // Korea // Emergent

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This design for the Cheongna City Tower by Emergent is based on creating an innovative spatial, structural, and energy production device which will become an operational symbol of the future for the IFEZ Cheongna region. Located at the intersection of the main pedestrian passageway from east to west and the main artificial waterway from north to south in Lake Park, the Tower is intended to be a hub of urban activity and a new destination for the region.

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Hermitage Plaza // Paris // France // Foster + Partners

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Hermitage Plaza is an ongoing project by Foster + Partners in Paris. The complex will create a new community to the east of La Défense, in Courbevoie, that extends down to the river Seine with cafés, shops and a sunny public plaza at its heart.

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Mixed Use Tower In San Jose De Costa Rica By Moho Architects

Rising above the skyline of San Jose in Costa Rica, this mixed use tower by Spanish firm Moho Architects will be a new landmark, providing crucial amenities for the city, sheltered from the local climate. The concept is driven by a progressive environmental strategy that is expected to establish new benchmarks for the region.

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Beach Road // Singapore // Foster + Partners

Occupying an entire city block between the Marina Center and the Civic District, the scheme designed by Foster + Partners will create a 150,000 square meter eco-quarter in downtown Singapore that continues the Singaporean ideal of the ‘city in a garden’ with its lush planting and sky gardens.

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Yinzhou Fantasy Island By DeStefano and Partners

DeStefano and Partners have created a new commercial center for Ninbgo, China.  Extending the existing canal system, the Yinzhou Fantasy Island master plan fuses the current wetlands and parks with the commercial aspects of the city as a way to balance the ecological with the cultural.  The plan will not only include retail areas, but also entertainment, business, leisure and cultural facilities placed strategically along pedestrian boulevards in close proximity to mass transit systems.

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Lange Jan & Lange Lies Apartment Towers // Heerlen // The Netherlands // Mecanoo Architecten

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‘Lange Jan and Lange Lies, the chimneys of the Oranje Nassau mine that were once part of Heerlen’s skyline, are getting a modern successor. The building, designed by Mecanoo Architecten, that will arise on the Burgemeester van Grunsvenplein will become the city’s new icon, forming the pinnacle of Heerlen’s future.

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The Bow // Calgary // Canada // Foster + Partners

The new EnCana headquarters building, The Bow by Foster + Partners, will be the first significant mixed-use development east of Center Street in downtown Calgary. Providing an environmentally sustainable headquarters for one of Canada’s leading corporations, the design will create a generous social space for Calgary, offering a new cultural, civic and shopping destination.

Completion due in 2010.

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