Architectural Drawings: 8 Jaw-Dropping Sections Through Skyscrapers

Often, depictions of skyscrapers are through photographs. Whether capturing the building in its entirety through an urban or aerial shot, or simply framing a piece of the whole, rarely do we see drawings. Sections tell you about the human scale of a work, how things come together and how a building is made. Standing as the largest building in the Netherlands, OMA’s De Rotterdam project explored urban diversity and density through three monumental towers joined by a shared plinth. Aqua Tower is one of few tall buildings to create a community on its facade. The towers take off from the ground to capture the full breadth of panoramic views from sailboat bays and the marina to the Miami skyline. Plenty of natural light reaches the interior through the long sides of the building and the double-skin facade.

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