Iconic buildings: overcoming the risk

The design and construction of iconic buildings is fundamental to shaping our cities and how they’re in turn perceived by residents and visitors. Globally we have seen iconic buildings act as a catalyst for economic growth and urban renewal, and often they become synonymous with the city in which they’re located. Examples include the Burj […]

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Building tall over London

The Shard. ©AECOM Photo By David Lloyd. David Glover, AECOM’s chief executive for Building Engineering, discusses the considerations of building tall within London’s historic skyline in a post on UBM’s Future Cities blog: http://www.ubmfuturecities.com/author.asp?section_id=422&doc_id=525149& Jake Herson (jacob.herson@aecom.com) is managing editor of the Connected Cities blog.

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