Skylines

Pop quiz hotshot: can you name the city by looking at silhouettes of their skylines?
Yesterday   The Washington Post
On op-ed in the Oregonian makes the case for Portland to design and build a unique architectural icon that differentiates the city from its rivals in the Pacific Northwest.
May 20, 2015   The Oregonian
Emily Alpert Reyes reports that Los Angeles has overturned a long-standing requirement for its skyscrapers to have flat roofs to accommodate the fire department's helicopters in the event of an emergency.
Oct 1, 2014   Los Angeles Times
In a photo essay, Thomas J. Sigler interprets what the skylines of some of the world's most prominent cities say about their character.
Aug 24, 2012   The Atlantic Cities
In the second part of a series looking at codes in L.A. that require tall buildings to have flat roofs for helicopter landing, <em>Curbed LA</em> discusses a new building that has been exempted from the code and whether more are likely to follow.
Oct 27, 2010   Curbed LA
All buildings in Los Angeles taller than 75 feet are required to have a flat surface on the roof where helicopters can land, according to a fire department-mandated code. Now leaders are thinking about updating that code -- and the city's skyline.
Oct 26, 2010   Curbed LA
<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>
Jun 10, 2008   Der Spiegel