High-Rise Construction

An aerial view down the length of the Jeddah coastline in Saudi Arabia, showing coastal developments, beaches, and a few high-rise buildings along the shoreline.

Skyscraper Watch: Where the Tallest Buildings Are Under Construction

Of the 25 tallest buildings currently under construction around the world, only one is foun in the United States. The vast majority are in China.

April 19, 2022 - ArchDaily

Charlotte, NC

Major Development Projects Coming to Charlotte in 2022

Big developments are in the works for Charlotte neighborhoods from Uptown to South End.

December 14, 2021 - Axios

Boston SUburbs

Opinion: Regional Growth Requires Regional Planning

To avoid the pitfalls of disconnected, car-centric suburbs, local governments must proactively plan for sustainable development in growing areas.

April 20, 2021 - CommonWealth Magazine

Manhattan Skyline

More Skyscrapers Coming Soon to New York City's Skyline

After a decade of skyward expansion, even more skyscrapers are on the horizon in Manhattan.

June 21, 2019 - The New York Times

Construction Cranes

More Construction Cranes Flying Over North American Cities

Two new reports from Rider Levett Bucknall offer a positive outlook for the construction industry.

February 11, 2018 - Commercial Property Executive

Houston, Construction

Houston's Tallest New Buildings Coming to Neighborhoods Not Called Downtown

A 328-foot building is planned for the Downtown-Adjacent Midtown neighborhood.

November 25, 2017 - Houston Chronicle

Hudson Yards Towers

Manhattan's Hudson Yards 'Mini-City' Back on Track

Stymied for a time by lackluster investment, planned redevelopment of Hudson Yards on Manhattan's West Side is picking up speed. Joining residential buildings and budget hotels, office towers will bring municipal revenues back up.

June 30, 2015 - The New York Times

Making Room for Skyscrapers in the Jane Jacobs Debate

A Market Urbanism op-ed makes the case for high-rise neighborhoods as an integral part of successful cities—even if some Jacobs fans tend to overlook the benefits of such parts of town.

May 4, 2015 - Market Urbanism

Southern Brooklyn Experiencing a Bonafide Skyscraper Boom

A lot of noise has been made of the potential skyscraper boom in Manhattan. Very quietly, however, Brooklyn has also become a target for a series of skyward development plans.

January 21, 2015 - New York YIMBY

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Mixed-Success Predicted for High-Rise, Mixed-Use Suburban Developments

With occupancy rates rising faster in urban than suburban locations, some suburbs are remaking themselves into mixed-use communities with hi-rise office and residential towers; Tysons Corner, Va. and Research Triangle Park, N.C. among them.

January 21, 2014 - The Wall Street Journal - U.S.

Will Move to Encourage Density Stifle Downtown L.A. Redevelopment?

Out of concern that L.A.'s downtown properties are not being put to the highest and best use, the City Councilman representing the district has "quietly authored" a motion to incentivize density and place a moratorium on low-rise development.

October 15, 2013 - Los Angeles Downtown News

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