50 Buildings That Point to the Future of Cities

Most “best-of” lists for buildings focus on superlatives: tallest, prettiest, most expensive. For the past 50 days, The Guardian has taken a slightly different approach by compiling a stellar lineup of 50 great buildings in 50 different cities. The series serves as both a crash course in architectural history and comprehensive survey of where contemporary urbanism is headed. Read More >>

The Tallest Lifts on Earth are Being Tested in an Old Mineshaft

Jeddah's Kingdom Tower will be taller than any other structure ever built. At more than half a mile tall, this elevator will require feats of engineering that, until now, have been the stuff of science fiction. Like the world's tallest, longest, and fastest lifts—which are being developed in a mineshaft in Finland. Read More >>

They’re Finally Building the World’s New Tallest Tower

For three years, the fate of Saudi Arabia's Kingdom Tower has hung in the balance. The kilometre-high tower, conceived in the heady days of the 2000s, has gone through multiple false starts and height chops since 2008. Now, its creators have set a date to begin construction. Read More >>

How the World’s Next Tallest Building Will be Built

A crucial step towards building the next tallest building on Earth is underway. Engineers on the Kingdom Tower, a proposed 1000-metre-high tower in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, are beginning tests to figure out how to pump wet concrete more than half a mile into the sky. Read More >>

The Highest Skyscraper In the World Will Be This 1,050-Metre-High Turd

Forget about the 1-kilometre-high Kingdom Tower. There will be a building higher than that. This is it, the Azerbaijan Tower. It will be fifty metres higher, have 189 floors and looks like a beautifully shiny glass, steel and concrete monolith of crap. Read More >>