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Architects at NBBJ in London have designed a building—two buildings rather—that work together to cancel out the shadows they cast.
Mar 28, 2015   Wired
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One common argument against tall buildings is that they block out sunlight.  One recent headline suggests that tall buildings condemn American cities to a "permanent dusk."  Bu Blog Post
Apr 29, 2014   By Michael Lewyn
In the ongoing controversy over height limits of various types, one phrase commonly bandied about is “vertical sprawl.”  Some argue that tall infill development is itself “sprawl” – presumably because just as regular sprawl extends horizontally into the countryside, taller buildings extend vertic Blog Post
Apr 4, 2013   By Michael Lewyn