Tall Buildings

The heights of the building envelope saw unprecedented expansion in 2014.
Jan 13, 2015   Dezeen
An article by Steven Snell summarizes the drawbacks of building vertical cities.
Aug 9, 2014   Fast Forward Weekly
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.
Apr 29, 2014   Salon
As the planet slowly emerges from the global recession, skyscraper construction is surging once again. One area seeking skyline augmentation is a continent that has heretofore shied away from the height race: Africa.
Jul 17, 2013   The Wall Street Journal
An update to Toronto's Tall Building Design Guidelines seeks to address problems with the seven-year-old planning document, while strengthening the protections afforded historic properties, key sightlines, and local context.
May 29, 2013   The Toronto Star
The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat has released its annual report on the state of skyscraper construction. Worldwide, 2012 witnessed the completion of 66 buildings taller than 200 meters, including the second tallest in the world.
Jan 13, 2013   The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat Studies
Elevator technology developed in the 19th century made the advent of skyscrapers possible. Now that skyscraper construction is rebounding after the recession, can vertical transport systems keep up with developers' and designers' lofty visions?
Jan 4, 2013   Bloomberg
"There is no nice way of putting this, but the skyline of London is being screwed," says Guardian architecture critic Rowan Moore. In an approvals process that runs roughshod over the concerns of the public, only developer egos are being served.
Dec 3, 2012   The Guardian
Mere months after it was completed, London's Shard has passed the title of Europe's tallest building to Moscow's Mercury City tower, a "beacon of pink mirrored glass," writes Oliver Wainwright.
Nov 19, 2012   The Guardian
It seems a bit early in the year to be bestowing "best of" honors, but that hasn't stopped the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) from naming their best tall buildings of 2012. These towers are certainly worth paying attention to.
Jun 18, 2012   Business Insider