June 26, 2010, 7am PDT
Martin Pedersen of Metropolis Magazine explains how a city ordinance termed the 'plaza bonus,' lead to the creation of more than five hundred "privately financed, privately owned, but public spaces."
June 13, 2010, 7am PDT
The jury is out on skyscrapers- are they responsible density, or terrible energy hogs? As Indian cities like Mumbai and Delhi grow, architect Aditi Nargundkar Pathak says the time to consider skyscrapers is now.
March 9, 2010, 6am PST
The economic stimulus of China has focused billions of dollars on building skyscrapers. Some wonder whether a building bust may soon follow.
February 16, 2010, 11am PST
Chicago's suburbs are growing taller, adding density and height like never before. Blair Kamin argues that these small towns are facing an identity crisis, stuck uncomfortably between city and suburb.
February 1, 2010, 6am PST
Despite the economic downturn, a new skyscraper is rising in Oklahoma City. A suite of street improvements are also one their way.
January 27, 2010, 10am PST
With a rapidly growing urban core and a slew of skyscrapers, Shanghai today is what New York was to the world in the 1930s, according to this piece.
January 4, 2010, 2pm PST
<em>The New York Times</em> looks at plans for the new Transbay Terminal in San Francisco, which could break ground within months.
June 19, 2009, 7am PDT
SOM designs observation platforms that allow visitors to walk on the air. A new platform is planned for Chicago's Sears Tower.
The Architect's Newspaper
April 18, 2009, 5am PDT
The United Arab Emirates has plenty of tall, flashy buildlings, but the rush to build has largely left street life scarce in many parts.
April 10, 2009, 5am PDT
The number and average heights of skyscrapers erected in 2008 are the highest ever thanks to a “lag effect” in the market and a shift toward sustainability.
March 25, 2009, 8am PDT
No work has been done on the Chicago Spire, the city's latest planned skyscraper, since the credit market froze up in January. A brief look at the blow to the building industry, in which joblessness is at a rate of 21.4%.
January 5, 2009, 12pm PST
A new tower designed by architect Daniel Libeskind has a dramatic gash in the middle, which some say is too reminiscent of the horrors of 9/11.
November 4, 2008, 2pm PST
One architecture critic addresses two skyscraper-related conundrums: Decorative lighting that tops the buildings are energy inefficient, and they are dangerous to migrating birds.
August 22, 2008, 5am PDT
New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has announced plans to install windmills on some of the city's skyscrapers and bridges.
July 4, 2008, 1pm PDT
<p>Satirist Stephen Colbert demands an explanation why the U.S. no longer has the world's tallest skyscrapers while construction is booming overseas.</p>
June 25, 2008, 1pm PDT
<p>The world's first moving building, a 80-storey tower with revolving floors giving an shifting shape, will be built in Dubai, its architect says.</p>
June 19, 2008, 9am PDT
<p>Metropolis Magazine visits Ground Zero as building begins, and finds that the bold plans and architectural dreams have fizzled.</p>
June 10, 2008, 2pm PDT
<p>Cities across the world are rising higher and beefing up their skylines with high-profile skyscrapers. A building boom in emerging global cities has put a new face on the battle for the best skyline.</p>
May 5, 2008, 5am PDT
<p>Developers and politicians in L.A. are stealthily moving forward with plans to build a skyscraper in the heart of Hollywood -- a 40-story project that would tower high over existing development in the area.</p>
May 1, 2008, 1pm PDT
<p>San Francisco planners unveiled a rezoning proposal that would permit new skyscrapers around the new Transbay terminal, shifting downtown southward around a planned 1,000 foot tower -- which would be the tallest on the West Coast.</p>
The San Francisco Chronicle