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Beijing Greenland Center is One of Dezeen's Top 10 Skyscrapers of 2016

Photo © Lv Hengzhong

Source: Dezeen

Kicking off our review of 2016, architecture editor Jessica Mairs looks back at 10 skyscrapers that have bent the rules in the past year, ranging from a triangular tower in New York to a Lego-like Singapore tower and the world's second-tallest building...

Beijing Greenland Center, China, by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill

Angled glazing covering the 260-metre-tall facades of SOM's Beijing Greenland Center refracts daylight to cast a pattern of shade across the skyscraper. The tessellating glass modules are made from two types of trapezoid—​one that tapers upwards and one that tapers downwards.

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