Press Releases 2014

Dec 02, 2014

High-cost High-rises – The World's 10 Most Expensive Skyscrapers

Hamburg - All over the world, we are seeing gigantic high-rise projects coming into existence that try to outdo each other in height. It is not just in terms of their physical dimensions, however, that skyscrapers are constantly setting new records – the costs of the buildings, too, are continuously reaching new and dizzying heights. The smartest designs and most sustainable concepts; luxurious and fancy features; the latest materials, technologies and systems – all this consumes astronomic sums in some cases. Emporis has now compiled a list of the world's ten most expensive skyscrapers. [...]

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Sep 30, 2014

Departures from the Norm – The World's Most Spectacular Train Stations

Hamburg - Rail travel typically only starts to become an experience during the journey itself. Sometimes, though, the adventure begins before even leaving the platform. Increasing numbers of cities are adorning themselves with eye-catching station buildings that, with their unconventional roof structures, bright colors and extravagant shapes, become unique architectural landmarks of those cities. Emporis has now compiled a selection of the world's most spectacular train station buildings. [...]

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May 20, 2014

The Shard brings the Emporis Skyscraper Award back to Europe

Hamburg - The Emporis Skyscraper Award this year goes to London. The tallest building in Western Europe, The Shard, was chosen by an international panel of experts from more than 300 skyscrapers of at least 100 meters' height and which were completed during the previous calendar year. The award, given by Emporis, is now into its fourteenth year. [...]

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May 06, 2014

Europe on the Up, Up, Up – The Tallest Skyscrapers Currently Under Construction

Hamburg - Nowhere in Europe are taller buildings going up than in Russia. St. Petersburg is currently witnessing the construction of the continent’s future tallest skyscraper, Lakhta Center. At a height of 463 meters, the tapering, pointed supertall will surpass the current record-holder, Moscow’s Mercury City, by no fewer than 124 meters. Emporis has compiled a list of the ten tallest skyscrapers currently under construction in Europe. In addition to Lakhta Center, the list contains a further six projects from Russia, all of whose construction sites are located in Moscow. [...]

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Feb 25, 2014

Grade A Architecture: The World's Most Spectacular University Buildings

Hamburg - Lecture halls at dizzying heights, libraries with glass-domed roofs or crooked seminar rooms with slanting walls – it is not just in the field of learning that universities have plenty to offer, but on an architectural level, too. Emporis has compiled a selection of the most spectacular university buildings from around the world. [...]

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Feb 06, 2014

Music to the Eyes: The World's Most Spectacular Concert Halls

Hamburg - Be they home to opera, ballet or musicals, modern concert halls no longer just rely on outstanding performances: These days they also have remarkable architecture offering audiences a great show even before they have taken their seats. Emporis has now compiled a selection of the most spectacular concert halls to be found around the world. [...]

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Jan 21, 2014

High-rise construction in North America: Toronto continues to lead going into 2014

Hamburg - Toronto remains North America's high-rise boomtown going into 2014. With its impressive total of 130 projects, the city heads a ranking compiled by Emporis of the North American cities with the most skyscrapers and high-rises currently under construction. [...]

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