high-rise development

Construction on a high-rise, with cement trucks and tall cranes, is visible on an Austin Street.

Austin's Tallest Tower Rising Quickly

Sixth and Guadalupe, which will top out at 875 feet, will soon be crowned the tallest building in Austin, and the fifth-tallest building in Texas.

December 7, 2021 - Urbanize Austin

Boston Aerial

Acting Mayor Pulls Boston's Downtown Harbor Plan

Intrigue continues for waterfront development plans in Boston and nearby cities.

September 5, 2021 - The Boston Globe

Lower Manhattan

World Trade Center Rebuild Almost Complete With Approval of 900-Foot Mixed-Use Tower

Plans have been approved for the development of 5 World Trade Center, in place of a building damaged on September 11 and eventually torn down.

February 15, 2021 - The Architect's Newspaper

Montgomery County Public Transit

Big Tax Cut for Transit Oriented Housing Clears Executive Veto in Maryland

The Montgomery County Council wants a tax break for transit oriented development whether County Executive Marc Elrich likes it or not.

November 4, 2020 - Source of the Spring

Montgomery County Public Transit

Tax Break Offered for Transit Oriented Development in Maryland's Montgomery County

The Montgomery County Council approved a property tax break as an incentive for high-rise rental developments located on Metro station properties.

October 8, 2020 - Bethesda Magazine

High-Rise Development

A Defense of 'Out of Scale' Buildings

Beauty is often known to break the rules.

July 24, 2020 - Strong Towns

Century City

Plant-Wrapped Towers Coming to Beverly Hills

A wealthy enclave in the middle of the Los Angeles basin could soon have a new look on its skyline.

July 9, 2020 - The Architect's Newspaper

Detroit, Michigan

Detroit Developers Scaling Back Ambitions

The market and construction costs are taking a toll on development ambitions in Detroit.

January 31, 2020 - Crain's Detroit Business

Downtown Boston Waterfront

600-Foot Tower Proposed for the Boston Waterfront

A proposed high-rise would transform the downtown Boston waterfront, and the city's skyline.

November 22, 2019 - The Boston Globe

Denver, Colorado

Zoning Change Could Produce a Skyline Change in Denver

The owner of three centrally located parking lots in Denver is seeking a zoning change that would leverage affordable housing for free future development from height restrictions.

October 3, 2019 - The Denver Post

Corporate High Rise

Striking New Towers Coming to Philadelphia's Schuylkill Yards

Brandywine Realty Trust is making a statement with this contemporary take on the corporate high rise.

August 25, 2019 - The Philadelphia Inquirer

New High-Rises in Boston Pick Up Where Development Left Off 40 Years Ago

A new development promises to transform a gritty part of the Back Bay, according to this article from the Boston Globe.

August 17, 2019 - The Boston Globe

Sloan Lake

Conspicuous and Controversial Condo Building Breaks Ground in Denver

Sloan Lake is getting a new neighbor.

May 26, 2017 - The Denver Post

Newport Beach High-Rise

Developers Clash Over Newport Beach High-Rise Project

Developers and concerned residents tussle in Orange County, California, as a property meant to host an art museum moves toward redevelopment as high-rise luxury condos instead.

December 1, 2016 - Newport Beach Indy

Downtown Houston

Houston's Appetite for Luxury High Rises Slowing Amidst Oil Slump

The ups and downs of the oil market are having an effect on the future skyline of the city of Houston.

July 8, 2016 - Houston Chronicle

Track the Cycles of New York's Skyscraper Habit

Much has been made of New York's current boom in high-rise construction. A new interactive feature by the Council of Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat allows for some historic perspective on the city's penchant for building skyward.

November 3, 2015 - CityLab

Looking to the Skyscraper: Two High-Rises Proposed for Camden Waterfront

Camden, New Jersey, is not known for its skyscrapers, but that could change if the development of a site just south of the Benjamin Franklin Bridge is approved.

October 19, 2015 - The Architect's Newspaper

399 Fremont Street, San Francisco

Observation Decks Don't Sell Well in Hilly San Francisco

Steep views command steep prices in other big cities, but they can't seem to work in San Francisco, where there are plenty of beautiful views available for free.

August 28, 2015 - San Francisco Chronicle

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