Advancing the Future of Cities through Towers

Javier Quintana de Uña
Director
IDOM, London

The Formula Ones of the construction industry, tall buildings incorporate the latest advancement in technology so they can successfully overcome the challenging heights they reach. The innovations they employ and the improvements they demonstrate allow us to foresee the next steps both in architectural and engineering design. However, in a world where density portrays the image of the future, tall buildings have also become protagonists of our vision of a world still to come.

In a conference about innovation, this is an account of visionaries and innovators who have foreseen the future of their cities; a collection of new and old tall building ambitions that challenged their time. Through imagination, they had the capacity to predict not only the cities of today but the exciting urban future they envisage will come.