Spiral Skyscrapers is new twist in the mega-structure architectural design. The current revolution in materials technology is permitting architects to realize their wildest designs- twisting, curvilinear spires unlike anything before seen.
This is like how future skyscrapers will be built and shaped. The Council on tall buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) reports that there are now 28 skyscrapers with twisted structures either built or under construction.
Here’s a look at some of these neo-futurist buildings that are changing the world’s urban Skyline.
10. Shanghai Tower
Shanghai, China- 632 m(2,074ft)
China has superseded US, UK and Dubai and other countries to become the land of high rise buildings. Shanghai is one of the cities in the world where you find very intricately designed buildings and sharp-high structures.
Completed in 2015 The Shanghai Tower is the tallest building in China with 120 stories, and is the second tallest in the world after the Burj Khalifa in Dubai.
9. Lakhta Center
St. Petersburg, Russia- 462 m ( 1,516 ft)
Upon completion in 2018 Lakhta Center will be the tallest megastructure in Russia and Europe, and will form the centerpiece of the cities new business and commercial district.
British architect Tony Kettle with Russian architect firm Gorproekt CJSC are bringing up the complex vertical structure of Lakhta Center some 15 km away from the soil of the city of Saint Petersburg.
However, the project appears not to focus entirely on the how delicate the tower goes. This supertall skyscraper in the city is basically featuring a complex for scientific and educational purposes, arrangements of sports and leisure facilities, an outdoor amphitheater, and several marvelous add-ons.
8. Diamond Tower
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia- 432 m ( 1,417 ft)
With 93 floors and a planned opening in 2019, Diamond Tower will be the second tallest building in Saudi Arabia and one of the world’s highest residential skyscrapers.
7. Cayan Tower
Dubai, UAE – 306 m (1,004 ft)
design by the architect behind the Burj Khalifa it became the world’s tallest high rise building with a twist of 90 degree when it opened in 2013.
6. Evolution Tower
Moscow, Russia- 246 m (807 ft)
completed in 2015, Moscow’s Evolution Tower has 55 levels that rotate 3 degrees on each floor for an overall 156 degrees clockwise twist.
5. F&F Tower
Panama City, Panama- 233 m (764 m)
This 52 level office tower opened in 2011 with a “helix form” design which allows each floor to have four exterior balconies.
4. Al Tijaria Tower
Kuwait City, Kuwait – 218 m (715ft)
Inaugurated in 2009, the Al Tijaria Tower is Kuwait’s tallest building at 41 stories, and features vertically-stacked six-storys-high atrium gardens.
3. United Tower
Manama, Bahrain- 200 m (656 ft)
Reminiscent of a drill bit, the 50 story mixed-use United Tower will be Bahrain’s tallest skyscraper upon completion this year.
2. Turning Torso
Malmo, Sweden- 189 m (620 ft)
Opened in 2005 the oddly named “Turning Torso” is the world’s first “twisted” skyscraper and the tallest building in Scandinavia.
1. Absolute World Towers
Ontario, Canada, Tower 1- 180 m (589 ft), Tower 2- 161 m (529 ft)
Completed in 2012 and dubbed the “Marilyn Monroe Towers” by locals, the 56 and 50-story structures showcase natural fluid lines.