Skyscrapers

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

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

Atlanta, Georgia, Downtown, Skyline, Dusk

Tallest Skyscraper in 30 Years Proposed in Midtown Atlanta

If approved, a 61-story tower would be the tallest built in Atlanta in three decades.

November 11, 2021 - Urbanize Atlanta

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

One World Trade Center

20 Years After 9/11: The 'Age of Skyscrapers' Is Nowhere Near Over

Despite predictions that the events of September 11, 2001 would be the end of skyscrapers, U.S. cities are building more tall buildings than ever.

September 12, 2021 - San Francisco Chronicle

Skinny Skyscraper

Report: Skyscrapers a Driving Factor of the Urban Heat Island Effect

As cities build upwards in an effort to create more housing and increase walkability, research shows that tall buildings intensify heat and contribute to increased carbon emissions.

August 19, 2021 - Grist

Billionaires' Row

World's Tallest Residential Building Nears Completion in Manhattan

Central Park Tower, coming soon to New York City's "Billionaires' Row" was designed by Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill architecture.

June 22, 2021 - ArchDaily

Manhattan Construction

The Future of Central Business Districts

Urbanist Richard Florida assesses post-pandemic possibilities for neighborhoods that once relied on 9-to-5 workers.

May 24, 2021 - Bloomberg CityLab

Skyscrapers

Vote for New York City's 'Building of the Year'

New York is still a place of bold architecture.

December 7, 2020 - 6sqft

New York City Development

Court Will Decide Whether to Reduce NYC Skyscraper's Height

The new skyscraper being built at 200 Amsterdam Avenue in Manhattan might be forced by an appeals court to remove 20 floors of the mostly complete building.

November 24, 2020 - Curbed

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This six-course series explores essential urban design concepts using open source software and equips planners with the tools they need to participate fully in the urban design process.

Hand Drawing Master Plans

This course aims to provide an introduction into Urban Design Sketching focused on how to hand draw master plans using a mix of colored markers.