Body Building: Welcome to Beyoncé Towers

By Oliver Wainwright
The Guardian, July 7, 2015

The Toronto towers influenced by Marilyn Monroe’s ‘iconic hourglass figure’. Courtesy The Guardian, photo by Allstar/David Giral/Alamy(Image: The Toronto towers influenced by Marilyn Monroe’s ‘iconic hourglass figure’. Courtesy The Guardian, photo by Allstar/David Giral/Alamy)

Queen Bey’s curves have inspired a new skyscraper. But it’s by no means the only superstar-shaped building out there.

At first, the architects tried to sound professional, talking about “significant research” and working to “site and climatic constraints”. But then Elenberg Fraser came clean about the true inspiration for the bulging curves of the building they’re planning for the Melbourne skyline, saying: “We trust you’ve seen the video for Beyoncé’s Ghost.” Read more…

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