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Lord of the towers: ‘Abandon everything that makes you comfortable’

Superstar architect Ole Scheeren's angular high-rise visions are coming to dominate the skylines of cities worldwide

18th October, 2015
China Central Television (CCTV) headquarters in Beijing

Fogging hell! It’s a beautiful, sunny day in Dublin, but my interview with Ole Scheeren is still cancelled. Poor visibility has grounded flights at Heathrow, delaying the architect who’s known in his native Germany as ‘Lord of the Towers’, and whose series of high-profile, high-rise buildings in Asia have earned him the monicker of Skyscraper Man.

Scheeren is en route to Dublin as guest speaker at the Irish Architecture...

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