Most architects of tall buildings will admit that height for height’s sake is an empty pursuit: there is so much more involved than garnering a spot in the record books. The following towers bear this out. They make their mark with inventive facades, innovative structural systems, and new strategies for defining public space—and they still meet the sky in graceful ways.
- National Kaohsiung Center for the Arts by Mecanoo
- National Veterans Memorial and Museum by Allied Works
- Wrightwood 659 by Tadao Ando Architect & Associates
- UCCA Dune Art Museum by OPEN Architecture
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