High Rises

May 11, 2016, 8am PDT
The Architect's Newspaper surveys the development scene in Downtown Milwaukee—an that remained quiet for 20-some years is now expecting four new high rises before 2020.
The Architect's Newspaper
February 22, 2016, 1pm PST
Perhaps the most remarkable aspect of the 1,066-foot building is what distinguishes it from other high rises of its size across the East River—it will be residential.
The New York Times
February 12, 2016, 5am PST
A new book, "London Rising," collects photos taken in not-quite-legal fashion from the tops of London's tallest buildings and structures.
The Guardian
June 11, 2015, 1pm PDT
A potentially iconic skyscraper is under construction in Denver.
The Denver Post
October 13, 2014, 1pm PDT
With more than ten new residential towers rising around Tampa Bay, development is booming, but why aren't the new buildings more reflective of the community and environment?
Creative Loafing Tampa Bay
August 9, 2014, 11am PDT
An article by Steven Snell summarizes the drawbacks of building vertical cities.
Fast Forward Weekly
April 29, 2014, 8am PDT
Planners, lawyers and homeowners have been arguing the question of "solar rights" for two millennia. A recent article presents a primer on the historic and contemporary importance of the debate.
March 9, 2014, 11am PDT
Piggybacking on John Karras's article, "12 Strategies That Will Transform Your City’s Downtown" (posted in Planetizen as "12 Strategies for Revitalizing Downtowns" on 2/26/1014), Bill Adams takes a look at how downtown San Diego measures up.
January 20, 2014, 10am PST
Comcast recently released designs for a $1.2 billion skyscraper in Downtown Philadelphia. The building’s potential starkly contrasts the suburban model of commercial office parks.
Philadelphia Inquirer
June 11, 2011, 9am PDT
Two big names are calling for more high rise development and less of the historic preservation efforts that have often prevented it in dense urban areas. <em>The Philadelphia Inquirer</em>'s Inga Saffron says they're wrong.
The Philadelphia Inquirer