skidmoreowingsmerrill An architect’s work brings a special reward: the opportunity to eventually see designs built in the real world. Yet, for a variety of reasons, sometimes even the most compelling concepts do not end up getting constructed. Today, on Skyscraper Day, we celebrate three inventive, unbuilt high-rise designs—including the ultra-slim Al Sharq Tower, which uses a structural system akin to a vertical suspension bridge to soar to daring heights from a small plot of land. Click the link in our bio to read the story on @Medium.

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Kelly Hoppen @kellyhoppen
Matthew Williamson @matthewwilliamson
Zaha Hadid Architects @zahahadidarchitects