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San Diego Expands Transit Oriented Zoning From a Half-Mile to a Mile

A recent package of code changes by the city of San Diego will make it possible to build high-rise residential buildings and accessory dwelling units in larger areas around public transit.

February 23, 2023 - The San Diego Union-Tribune

An image of Downtown Nashville with the Cumberland River at dusk.

Development Synergy Pushing Buildings to Record Heights in Nashville

A development proposed for a site adjacent to the buzzy Nashville Yards will set a new record height for the city of Nashville.

October 14, 2021 - The Architect's Newspaper

Plan Voisin

What Are Le Corbusier's Towers in the Park?

Part of a movement that sought to modernize cities through a rational reorganization of the urban form, "Towers in the Park" is a style of housing development that emphasizes a separation of uses and access to communal green space and amenities.

May 24, 2021 - Diana Ionescu

Wood Construction

Proposed Mass Timber High-Rise In Seattle Adds Six Stories

A proposal for the development of a mass timber high-rise in First Hill is under community review in Seattle. The project, which adjusted plans to add an additional 6 floors, proposes the tallest mass timber building in Seattle.

May 21, 2020 - Capitol Hill Seattle Blog

High-Rise Residential

500 New Housing Units Added to Downtown Evanston

Two new high-rise residential buildings in Evanston, Illinois have added a glut of supply to the downtown market.

December 4, 2019 - Chicago Tribune

New Space for Multi-Generational Living in High-Rises

Some of the buildings in a new condo building in Toronto will have two master bedrooms.

August 19, 2019 - Toronto Star

Chicago Skyline

The New Skyscraper on the Block in Chicago

The Second City has a new third-tallest skyscraper.

April 27, 2019 - Chicago Tribune

Walking the Dog

Dog Parks and Yoga Lawns: the New High Rise Residential Amenities

Construction is wrapping up on a new high-rise residential tower cleverly dubbed Catalyst, signifying a shift in urban living in the city of Houston.

April 2, 2018 - Houston Chronicle

The gentrifying street-scape of the South Park neighborhood of downtown Los Angeles, California

Downtown L.A.'s Chinese Real Estate Cycle

Chinese developers are pouring money into high-rise housing projects in Los Angeles. But will these be pieds-a-terre for absent buyers? And how are developers dealing with the American regulatory environment?

September 29, 2016 - Los Angeles Times

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

Chicago Moving Forward with Residential High Rise Designed by Robert A.M. Stern

The Chicago Plan Commission approved a 67-story residential high rise earlier this month, as the latest evidence of the city's changing skyline.

December 27, 2014 - Crain's Chicago Business


Tampa Bay's New Cookie Cutter High Rises

With more than ten new residential towers rising around Tampa Bay, development is booming, but why aren't the new buildings more reflective of the community and environment?

October 13, 2014 - Creative Loafing Tampa Bay

Quiz: How Many Stories Constitute a 'Residential Tower'?

Sure, it's a subjective question. Where I live, it's anything taller than four stories, at least in the local media's eyes. But from a real estate perspective, there really is a minimum number, and they are being built in record numbers in the U.S.

April 29, 2014 - The Wall Street Journal - U.S. News

The Shard London

How Tall is Too Tall?

What is the best height to promote good urban living? It needs to be high to attain necessary density but not so high that it detracts from the quality of life, particularly for existing residents. In short, what is the Goldilocks height level?

April 26, 2014 - The Guardian

Should New York Better Police Its Skyline?

As a Billionaires' Row of sky-high residences rises along 57th Street, towering above Central Park, Michael Kimmelman wonders if it's time to tame the "leggy, cloud-piercing, sliver-thin residential towers".

December 24, 2013 - The New York Times

Hong Kong Towers

The Chilling Beauty of Hong Kong's High-Rise Residences

In dizzying towers of dozens of monotonous, yet colorful, stories, Hong Kong residents make their homes in apartments that average 400 square feet. For photographer Michael Wolf the stark high-rise landscape provides powerful subject matter.

August 21, 2013 - Wired

Westward Ho! Philly Fulfills its Manifest Destiny

With seven high-rise housing projects planned for the area between the western edge of Center City and the University City Science Center, Philadelphia's development axis is bending westward. The city's ed and med sectors are providing the impetus.

June 24, 2013 - philly.com

Big Egos and Fat Wallets Drive New York Skyscraper Boom

The Empire State Building's place in New York City's skyline is set to be challenged by several new residential towers, as the city experiences a height hysteria not seen since the heady days of the late 1920s.

June 10, 2013 - The New York Times

In New York's Sky-High Residential Market, It's All About the Views

Robin Finn looks at New York's "Stratospherians", vertical lifestyle fans with deep pockets that are driving the city's residential tower construction, and prices, to new heights.

May 13, 2013 - The New York Times

Skyscraper at 1 Madison Park, Manhattan

Fatter Wallets Mean Skinnier Skyscrapers

Eliot Brown examines the global trend in skinny skyscrapers, as developers take advantage of technological advances and fatter wallets at the high end of the housing market to deliver stellar views.

November 20, 2012 - The Wall Street Journal

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