Skyscrapers

One common argument against tall residential buildings is that high-rises reduce a neighborhood’s livability by reducing its streetlife. Blog Post
3 days ago   By Michael Lewyn
Blair Kamin takes an appreciative view of Michael Graves' Humana Building, now a defining icon of Derby City, and the much derided postmodern architecture movement.
Apr 13, 2012   Chicago Tribune
Jonathan Kaiman takes a look at a new hotel in China's Hunan Province that's pushing the envelope of how quickly high-rise buildings can be constructed – and raising eyebrows, and safety concerns, in the process.
Mar 9, 2012   Los Angeles Times
If you never knew, or thought you knew, the reason why there are no skyscrapers in the middle of the Big Apple, Matt Chaban reports on the true cause, debunking a popular myth.
Jan 20, 2012   The New York Observer
Known as 'The Shard', the new skyscraper being built in London will have 72 floors, and stand 1,017 feet. Both opponents and critics agree: The building will "change London -- for centuries."
Jan 10, 2012   Spiegel Online
The plan to historically designate downtown Brooklyn's skyscrapers, which has been approved by the Landmarks Preservation Commission, is facing backlash from the city's Real Estate Board.
Dec 17, 2011   The Wall Street Journal
Long the sole preserve of Manhattan developers, Brooklyn is now the setting for its own race to the sky. Two developers are planning to break ground next year on residential buildings that will loom nearly 100 ft over any of their predecessors.
Dec 13, 2011   The Wall Street Journal
London's chief planning officer says that after the current sequence of skyscrapers is built, it is likely that "...we will not see new ones planned."
Oct 30, 2011   The Independent
Toronto architect Reza Aliabadi took a trip into the far northern reaches of Nunavut, Canada's Inuit territory. There, the flatness of the tundra and the stone stacks made by the Inuit inspired him to propose a stacked housing tower.
Sep 27, 2011   The Globe and Mail
Yesterday, the Brooklyn's Landmark Preservation Commission unanimously approved the creation of an historic district in the downtown.
Sep 14, 2011   WYNC
Are skyscrapers the way to achieve great density, or a form of retro-urbanism that should be retired? With a debate simmering in the planning world over the energy efficiency and urban necessity of tall towers, Planetizen's staff decided to determine the answer once and for all. Exclusive
Sep 1, 2011  By Tim Halbur