While the space race has essentially been run-and-won, the battle for high-tech and “bigger is best” is now related to SKY-SCRAPERS.
Even after September-11, in which two buildings were sent tumbling to the ground. Oddly, it seems even MORE of a challenge to out-do with new and funky architecture and taller, Taller, TALLER.
Within Melbourne, the Rialto is over 20 years old, opening in 1985 – and was the tallest tower in town.
Now – the Eureka tower has surpassed the Rialto – in 2004, when it passed the 235 metre mark (during construction) – and levelled off at 300m.
Amazing glass & silver – like two candles – spectacular at nighttime.
Why this sudden fascination in tall buildings ?
Check out these amazing constructions – underway, or simple in planning phase. Some awesome architecture & design at work.
Of course, the biggest and best is located in Dubai – the Burj Dubai will be over 800m tall – nearly 3x the tallest in Melbourne !
Also – check out CTBUH – Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat, with details of new skyscapers in Russia, India and China.