Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) expressed irritation that Chicago is no longer a world-class city when it comes to building heights. The issue arose during a Senate floor discussion on the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act. Chicago's Willis Tower ranks #11.
Jul 18, 2014 Politico
An online petition opposing a proposed 53-story, mixed-use "Energy Tower" began circulating in March. "Is this what we want to present to the world, that we're the Dubai of Texas?", asked the organizer. However, Midland is not new to tall buildings.
Apr 11, 2013 The Wall Street Journal
Nate Berg asks what the practical limit is to the seemingly endless quest to design and construct the world's tallest building.
Aug 17, 2012 The Atlantic Cities
A company renowned for its high speed construction accomplishments has announced plans to build Sky City, a 220-story mega-building in Changsha.
Jun 17, 2012 CNN/GO
There might be something to the analogy, opines Blair Kamin, when comparing the building's star status to its contribution to the urban setting.
Jan 12, 2012 Chicago Tribune
In Dubai, the Burj Khalifa is the tallest building in the world. But it shares one problem will all skyscrapers in Dubai - there is no central sewage infrastructure to accommodate the waste they produce.
Nov 8, 2011 Boing Boing
The world's tallest building is now open in Dubai. Christopher Corbett takes you up to the 124th floor. Exclusive
Jan 21, 2010 By
The Burj Khalifa has opened in Dubai. Now, locals say, the development of the city's public life must begin.
Jan 7, 2010 The National