Saturday, June 21, 2008

Up, up and away (but rarely in the USA)
I want my next job to be at the Council of Tall Buildings. There's something so straightforward and strong about the title of that organization. Listen to it: The Council of Tall Buildings.

Anyway, the Council of Tall Buildings projects that by 2020, the U.S. will only have two skyscrapers on its Top 20 list of the world's highest buildings: One World Trade Center (now under construction in New York) and Chicago Spire (pictured above right, now under construction near the shores of Lake Michigan).

In 2020, the three tallest buildings will be in United Arab Emirates and Kuwait. The fourth will be the Russia Tower in Moscow. The New York Times sussed out this world of futuristic skyscrapers in a recent article. (Image courtesy of the New York Times)

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