In the early 1980s, the world’s first skyscraper was completed in Tokyo, which is now known as One World Trade Center.
It was a stark reminder of the dangers of the nuclear age.
A decade later, architects began to realize that modern skyscrapers are more than just tall buildings; they can also serve as a model for how the future architecture should be designed.
Today, skyscraping is not just a symbol of modernity, but also a key part of a city’s urban fabric.
The Future of Architecture?
As skyscrapings are being demolished in cities around the world, what do they say about our cities?
Are we headed toward a new architecture that reflects the past?
Is this architecture a harbinger of the future?