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Why are landmarks so important to cities? They create a sense of identity and symbolize to citizens and visitors a city’s history and values. Skyscrapers frequently celebrate a city’s successful times or new advances in technology. Today’s urban city planning creates future beacons for cities which convey the new messages of sustainability, green choices and living responsibly. From aerodynamically designed glass towers to updating old landmarks with green solutions to designing state-of-the-art transportation halls and tunnels, city development can display all the advances in technology and thinking in landmarks.

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Matching elevators to buildings

How do architects and builders find the “perfect” elevator solution for a mid-rise office building vs. a supertall, mixed-use skyscraper? They get help from experts who know the options. Two specialists from thyssenkrupp Elevator, Andreas Schmidt and Sushanthan Somasundaram, offer their insight.

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Most anticipated buildings 2019

24.10.2019

The race is on, not only to build the tallest building in the world or in a particular hemisphere but to capture attention. Cutting-edge design, the best technology, and new concepts compete to turn a project into the next “star” building. URBAN HUB picks ten buildings turning heads in 2019.

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Videos show the way

15.08.2019

The huge number of videos and films now available confirms their place as a key medium of knowledge transmission. Videos can often explain something faster and more clearly than mere words, and architects and planners are using them creatively to illustrate the future of buildings and cities.

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Striking, inviting concert halls

01.08.2019

Cities thrive on their cultural offerings. Not only do they enhance the quality of life for residents, but they also attract visitors. Making culture accessible to everyone isn’t always easy though. URBAN HUB looks at ten stunning concert halls that truly open the doors of culture to all.

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Rotating & adaptive buildings

11.07.2019

What is architecture? Is it unwieldy structures that fight the environment rather than work with it? Buildings don’t have to be static. They can move, adapt to weather conditions, and actively combat climate change. Find out what happens when buildings join the fight against climate change.

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Reinventing the sports stadium

04.07.2019

People now have virtual access to more sporting events than ever before. But there will always be something special about seeing a match live, and stadiums are using cutting-edge urban planning, architectural design, and digital technologies to offer more and better value to cities and spectators.

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Zig-zag architecture

09.05.2019

Do buildings need curves to be cool and modern? Many forward-thinking architects and “starchitects” are playing with straight lines and angles to create truly unique masterpieces. Explore the latest architectural design trends with an eye-catching use of lines and angles.

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