2009 Skyscraper of the Year: Magellan Development's 81-story Aqua features a hotel, condos, apartments, retail, and groundbreaking design by Jeanne Gang of Studio Gang Architects.

2009 Skyscraper of the Year: Magellan Development's 81-story Aqua features a hotel, condos, apartments, retail, and groundbreaking design by Jeanne Gang of Studio Gang Architects.

A dilapidated 10-story building in Seoul, South Korea received a colorful new look in the form of 1,000 brightly colored reclaimed doors in an installation by artist Choi Jeong-Hwa.

Found Object Art: 13 Sculptures Made of Reclaimed Items

A dilapidated 10-story building in Seoul, South Korea received a colorful new look in the form of 1,000 brightly colored reclaimed doors in an installation by artist Choi Jeong-Hwa.

Chicago Aqua Building..waved balconies prevent updrafts on windy days from causing a vacuum on the opposite side of the building and making it sway.

Chicago Aqua Building..waved balconies prevent updrafts on windy days from causing a vacuum on the opposite side of the building and making it sway.

The Kingkey 100, formerly known as Kingkey Finance Center Plaza, is a skyscraper in Shenzhen, Guangdong province, China.  It is the 9th tallest building in the world.

The Kingkey 100, formerly known as Kingkey Finance Center Plaza, is a skyscraper in Shenzhen, Guangdong province, China. It is the 9th tallest building in the world.

Mitaka-shi, Tokyo, Japan,The “Reversible Destiny Lofts MITAKA -In Memory of Helen Keller-“, built by architects/artists Shusaku Arakawa + Madeline Gins, are the first residential units designed “to not to die.”

Mitaka-shi, Tokyo, Japan,The “Reversible Destiny Lofts MITAKA -In Memory of Helen Keller-“, built by architects/artists Shusaku Arakawa + Madeline Gins, are the first residential units designed “to not to die.”

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