Modern architecture is truly fantastic and obviously wants to bring the man to the stars.
These weird under construction buildings – a sign that the future is near, and it will be very high and covered with glass. Do not believe me? See for yourself!
1. The Royal Tower
Royal Tower, exceeding the highest building in the world Burj Dubai in the United Arab Emirates at 167 meters, is being built in Saudi Arabia and will be the first building on the planet, whose height is nearing kilometers. In the project for $ 1.2 billion, which is located in Jeddah, will house luxury condominiums, office space observatory, the hotel «Four Seasons» and the world’s highest terrace on the first floor of 157 (still rather far-away from the top of the building, by the way). Erection of a skyscraper was officially launched last year, and the building should be completed in 2019, the year.
2. Shanghai Tower
Construction of the 121-story Shanghai Tower in China, worth $ 4.2 billion, which began in 1993, the year ended with the beginning of this year, and now are finishing work. Now it is the second tallest building in the world, but the official opening will be in 2015, the year. Nevertheless, millions of people have seen the picture opens from the top, thanks to the dizzying pictures and videos of the two Russian daredevils illegally climb to the summit last year, and became viral on the Internet. Multifunctional skyscraper consists of nine different vertical zones and is surrounded by a layer of transparent glass cover to protect against weather conditions and natural ventilation.
3. Dubai Pearl
4. Agora Garden
5. World One
6. Center for the Study and Research of oil King Abdullah (KARSARC)
Who is closest of all this list to the ground, but no less magnificent KARSARC in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, is more like a villain lair of stories about James Bond than a multinational non-profit center. Crystal-futuristic design – the brainchild of the iconic architect of Iraqi origin Zaha Hadid, who took as a basis for design of interlocking hexagonal cells. Construction on the project began in 2009, the year, and at the moment was completed only a steel frame, so it is unclear when the object is open.