the tallest building in the world
Designed by Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava, the 600m tall Chicago Spire was supposed to be finished a year ago. It never materialised because of the 2008 real estate crash. Or their space warp rings didn’t work as expected. Perhaps this HD video — made at the time and just published on YouTube — is a metaphor of that real estate crash, all dreamy fluff with no real substance.
Built or not built, however, it’s a fantastic structure. [wbez]