10 Breathtaking Buildings Of the Future
Here is the news: we have entered the era of the "megatall" skyscrapers. Burj Khalifa was the first tower that soared over 2,000 ft into the air, so it is also known as the first megatall building in the world. It was opened more than 10 years ago. And you know what? New buildings would keep getting taller!
We made a list of the craziest buildings that are currently under construction. All of them will be finished by 2020 and all of them can be described as the most unusual ones! Well, we guess that the skylines of the future will certainly look a bit...different.
1. Dubai Pearl
Dubai Pearl is 984 ft tall skyscraper under construction in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The Pearl consists of 4 mixed-use towers connected together by a bridge at the top. Construction of this amazing building was started in 2009, so it is set for completion in 2016.
Height: 984 ft
2. Agora Garden
The project will be completed in 2016. It presents a pioneer concept of the modern eco-construction. The building integrates all the renewable energies, recycling of organic waste and used water.
The fantastic project was defined by its creators as "the right symbiosis" between a human being and Mother Nature.
3. Cobra Tower
The mysterious Cobra Tower was a project to be started in 2008. Today, some people say that the project remains dormant without follow-ups, others claim that the building exists and is used. Well, it does not. Nobody knows when the construction would be completed.
4. World One
World One is a supertall residential skyscraper under construction in Mumbai.The project is expected to be completed in 2016, thus becoming the world’s tallest residential tower.
Height: 1,450 ft
5. Lotte World Tower
The tower will be completed by 2016. It is estimated to cost $1.25 billion. The skyscraper took 13 years of planning and site preparation before it was approved in 2010 to begin construction.
Height: 1,819 ft
Location: South Korea
6. Pearl of the North
The Pearl of the North will cost an estimated $1.6 billion and will be completed by 2018. It will have 34 floors of offices and a 320-room five star luxury hotel.
Height: 1,863 Ft
7. Suzhou Zhongnan Center
The skyscraper will be completed by 2020. The project will cost an estimated $4.5 billion. The building will be the tallest one in China when it's completed.
Height: 2,392 ft
8. Shanghai Tower
The Shanghai Tower is a megatall skyscraper. Its tiered construction designed for high energy efficiency provides multiple separate zones for office, retail and leisure use. The Tower was completed in 2015. It is the second tallest building in the world.
Height: 2,073 ft
You are welcome to watch how two crazy Russians climbed the tower!
9. Songjiang Hotel
This amazing five-star hotel will offer around 400 rooms, with underwater restaurants and a 10-meter deep aquarium. The building will get its energy from geothermal sources and will feature a green roof. The abandoned water-filled quarry beneath the hotel will be used for heat control and as protection from the elements.
10. Kingdom Tower
Kingdom Tower will be the tallest building in the world, with a luxury hotel, office space, serviced apartments and the world’s highest observatory.
Height: 3,281 ft
Do you like these projects? Which of them is the most fascinating one? You are welcome to share your opinion in the comments below!
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