Tag Archives: skyscraper

The hanging gardens of… New York

Daniel Libeskind, the New York based architect (who designed the Freedom Tower to replace the World Trade Center), is also working on this ‘New York Tower’ which is a kind of 21st century ‘hanging garden skyscraper’: It is currently in … Continue reading

Posted in in the news | Tagged , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

Vertigo

I had a bad dream last night. The dream involved me being stuck at the top of a skyscraper from which I couldn’t get off. This nightmare was feeding off my long held fear of heights. I’m not sure from … Continue reading

Posted in vignettes | Tagged , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

Don’t look down

I blogged very recently about a fear of heights. The tallest building in the US – the Sears Tower in Chicago – has just installed a Skydeck which consists of solid glass boxes that extend outward from its 103rd floor. … Continue reading

Posted in in the news | Tagged , , , , , , | 12 Comments

The Shard – London

The London Shard is currently being built here in London. It will be the tallest structure in Western Europe. Whilst I’m not against tall buildings, I’m not convinced that putting it in the London Bridge area was the best thing … Continue reading

Posted in in the news, london, photography | Tagged , , , , , , | 24 Comments