August 4, 2018, 5am PDT
Zoning and funding have kept developers from trying for a megatall project in the city’s already crowded skyline, despite projects at that scale in other parts of the world.
May 2, 2018, 11am PDT
Despite new construction, Miami homes remain stubbornly expensive. An opinion piece for Next City makes the case for community land trusts as a solution.
December 29, 2015, 5am PST
For better or for worse, the tall, skinny towers that have helped to remake New York’s iconic skyline appear to be growing in popularity among developers.
January 20, 2015, 5am PST
An image comparing the present day with Toronto from only 13 years ago has some comparing the Canadian city to New York in the 1920s.
October 1, 2014, 9am PDT
Emily Alpert Reyes reports that Los Angeles has overturned a long-standing requirement for its skyscrapers to have flat roofs to accommodate the fire department's helicopters in the event of an emergency.
October 19, 2013, 7am PDT
The Toronto Star architecture critic Christopher Hume introduces a provocative premise - the city's "planning-by-default" approach is responsible for a skyline of sameness.
July 11, 2013, 5am PDT
Kicking off its in-depth examination of the ways in which New York City has been remade during Mayor Bloomberg's tenure, Matthew Schuerman looks at the city's astonishing vertical growth, a significant feat considering the shadow of 9/11.
February 16, 2013, 7am PST
They're among the most populous cities in the world. So why are India's largest cities virtually bereft of skylines? Mark Bergen explores the answers.
December 3, 2012, 7am PST
"There is no nice way of putting this, but the skyline of London is being screwed," says Guardian architecture critic Rowan Moore. In an approvals process that runs roughshod over the concerns of the public, only developer egos are being served.
October 12, 2012, 2pm PDT
The CBC has compiled a selection of 8 interactive before and after images of Toronto's skyline that dramatically document the city's condo boom over the last decade.
August 26, 2012, 9am PDT
Los Angeles Fire Code rules requiring helicopter landing zones on the city's high rises has led to one of the most bland skylines in America. As the city updates its fire code, a new working group is seeking to unleash the creativity of designers.
The Architect's Newspaper
December 16, 2010, 5am PST
The city of Vancouver is considering a plan to increase maximum building height restrictions in certain parts of town by 100 feet and more.
August 30, 2010, 1pm PDT
A controversial new skyscraper seen as a challenge to the historical skyline dominance of the Empire State Building has been approved in New York City.
The Architect's Newspaper