Tall, taller, tallest: Asia reaching out for the skies

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Astronomically tall towers brought to life through visionary computer renderings may have a fancifully fictional appearance to them — but Asia’s ambitions to reach the skies are nonetheless becoming palpably higher. And some would say rightfully so.

High-rise towers are the most sustainable form of development for future urban landscapes, Felino Palafox, founder and managing partner of Palafox Associates, a Philippine architecture firm, has said, partially because they prevent larger impacts on the surrounding environment created by suburban sprawls and are less vulnerable to disasters than low-rise structures.

Across the Asian continent, massive projects are afoot to mark the focal points of these forward-thinking metropolises. But in these grand designs, architects and engineers have to ensure that proportionately greater access for emergency services are available while working with governments and developers to provide enough greenery to offset carbon emissions.

Below are the centerpieces of Asia’s most ambitions urban developments as compared to the currently tallest structure in ASEAN, the Petronas Twin Tower in Kuala Lumpur.

Tall Towers

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Astronomically tall towers brought to life through visionary computer renderings may have a fancifully fictional appearance to them — but Asia’s ambitions to reach the skies are nonetheless becoming palpably higher. And some would say rightfully so.

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Astronomically tall towers brought to life through visionary computer renderings may have a fancifully fictional appearance to them — but Asia’s ambitions to reach the skies are nonetheless becoming palpably higher. And some would say rightfully so.

High-rise towers are the most sustainable form of development for future urban landscapes, Felino Palafox, founder and managing partner of Palafox Associates, a Philippine architecture firm, has said, partially because they prevent larger impacts on the surrounding environment created by suburban sprawls and are less vulnerable to disasters than low-rise structures.

Across the Asian continent, massive projects are afoot to mark the focal points of these forward-thinking metropolises. But in these grand designs, architects and engineers have to ensure that proportionately greater access for emergency services are available while working with governments and developers to provide enough greenery to offset carbon emissions.

Below are the centerpieces of Asia’s most ambitions urban developments as compared to the currently tallest structure in ASEAN, the Petronas Twin Tower in Kuala Lumpur.

Tall Towers

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