Tall Buildings

Tall buildings in Downtown Phoenix.

Arizona's Tallest Building Will Soon Be Vacant

The tallest building in the Grand Canyon State will enter a new era.

July 21, 2021 - KJZZ

Willis Tower and John Hancock

The 50 Most Influential Tall Buildings of the Last 50 Years

Sure to stir controversy, the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat has compiled a list of the 50 most influential tall buildings of the last 50 years.

October 31, 2019 - Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat

Los Angeles Skyline

Tall Building Construction Continues to Smash Records and Redefine Skylines

There are 402 percent more tall buildings in the world than there was in 2000.

December 19, 2017 - Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat

London Skyline

London's Tallest Buildings Currently Under Construction

In a growing London, skyscrapers seem to be popping up everywhere, We Plan London catalogs the ten tallest.

February 8, 2017 - We Plan London

Mehaffy Portland Image

Has Portland Lost its Way?

Oregon's poster child for livable planning is embroiled in new controversies over destructive growth, skyrocketing prices, and back-room cronyism.

May 25, 2016 - Michael Mehaffy

Skyscraper Construction Continues Record Breaking Pace

The new record for skyscrapers built in a year brakes the record set by the previous year. The record is expected to be set again next year.

January 24, 2016 - Dezeen

Report: 2014 the 'Tallest Year Ever' for New Skyscrapers

The heights of the building envelope saw unprecedented expansion in 2014.

January 13, 2015 - Dezeen

London Skyline

The Dangers of Building Too Tall

An article by Steven Snell summarizes the drawbacks of building vertical cities.

August 9, 2014 - Fast Forward Weekly

Do Tall Cities Require the Regulation of Sunlight?

Planners, lawyers and homeowners have been arguing the question of "solar rights" for two millennia. A recent article presents a primer on the historic and contemporary importance of the debate.

April 29, 2014 - Salon

As Tall Tower Trend Goes Global, Africa Aims High

As the planet slowly emerges from the global recession, skyscraper construction is surging once again. One area seeking skyline augmentation is a continent that has heretofore shied away from the height race: Africa.

July 17, 2013 - The Wall Street Journal

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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.