Breathtaking “Great Wall” from Google – Longest Building in UK Priced $1.24B

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Google is planning to build new London headquarters that will be longer than the tallest skyscraper in UK is high. It will be a new home for 7,000 employees and new the new UK investment cost more than $1.24 billion.

See what Nexter knows about English “Great Wall of China”.

New building trend

The Shard – the highest building in UK – is 1,016 feet tall. Google’s London headquarters, when completed, will be 1,090 feet long.  Bjarke Ingels Group and Heatherwick Studios are the architects of a new building masterpiece.

They named it “landscraper,” as it stretches horizontally as opposed to “skyscraper” that gains most of its size by stretching vertically.

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Source: telegraph.co.uk

The construction is scheduled for the beginning of 2018. It is expected that Google’s landscraper will have 11 floors and the size of an area will be about 1 million square feet.

Amy Webb, an American futurist and author, commented on the new London headquarters and said it would be a new architect trends in US. Here are the reasons why:

The migration to undeveloped lands

google-landscraper-pic2

Source: telegraph.co.uk

People will migrate to undeveloped lands, like Texas and Arizona, and landscrapers will become popular there since it is more space for building long constructions.

Cableless elevators

Source: telegraph.co.uk

With the development of elevator technologies,  a cableless elevator will move not only up and down, but sideways as well. Thus, it will be a great reason to build landscrapers.

Source: telegraph.co.uk

Drone technology

Source: telegraph.co.uk

In the near future, delivery drones are to crowd the skies. That is why it will be necessary to regulate the “invisible” airways and limit the heights of skyscrapers.

Climate changes

Source: telegraph.co.uk

Due to the rising possibility of natural disasters like hurricanes or tsunami, it would be very dangerous to build high offices and skyscrapers.

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