High-Rise

January 4, 2016, 12pm PST
The Address Downtown hotel, a 63-story, mixed-use high-rise very close to the world's tallest building, went up in flames on Dec. 31, raising questions about other high-rises that use the same heavy cladding material building on the exterior.
Reuters
Blog post
March 31, 2015, 11am PDT
National tables from the 2013 American Household Survey (AHS) are now public.
Michael Lewyn
Blog post
January 23, 2015, 5am PST
The common claim that "high-rises kill streetlife" is often incorrect.
Michael Lewyn
July 16, 2013, 7am PDT
A rising chorus of architects, urban planners and developers are criticizing the suburban scale of development sweeping through downtown L.A. as a missed opportunity. They argue high-rises should be built instead of mid-rise apartment complexes.
Los Angeles Downtown News
March 11, 2013, 7am PDT
With the demolition of notorious high-rise housing projects such as Cabrini-Green over the last decade and a half, Chicago became a model for a new approach to public housing. A new study tracks former high-rise residents to see how they've fared.
Chicago Tribune
May 21, 2012, 11am PDT
Steve Mouzon argues that trillions being spent world-wide on skyscrapers could be lost as energy costs rise.
The Original Green Blog
May 15, 2012, 5am PDT
Arguing for the value of historic low and mid-rise, but also dense, areas of Brooklyn, Washington D.C., and New Orleans, Edward T. McMahon asks us to reconsider the pursuit of density as an end in itself, and the high-rise as its fullest expression.
Citiwire.net
May 7, 2012, 6am PDT
As a number of luxury high-rise condo buildings struggle to sell their units, Alexei Barrionuevo looks at the difficulty of selling a high-density lifestyle in a city "where the seriously wealthy overwhelmingly prefer living in extravagant estates."
The New York Times
April 16, 2009, 6am PDT
Downtown Los Angeles' Figueroa Corridor is getting two new high-rises, the "all" in the area's seemingly "all-or-nothing" approach to development, says Christopher Hawthorne.
Los Angeles Times
September 19, 2008, 9am PDT
Toronto is swimming in high-rise construction, with the second highest rate in the world. Some say this shift to the urban core spells the end of sprawl in Toronto.
Globe and Mail